Macro/Micro: Photographic...

DEADLINE May 2nd 2012 Midnight EST
Juror: Felice Frankel

© Felice Frankel

© Felice Frankel

This exhibit is about two photographic extremes, regardless of what you call them: Micro Photography (AKA Macro Photography) and Macrophotography (AKA Wide Angle Photography) we want to see your best work using these photographic tools. ShareThis

Look it up, Macro (from Greek prefix "makros-" me© Shawn Tuckeraning "large"). Most sciences or areas of study use this prefix as defined. Macroeconomics, for example: "dealing with the behavior of the whole economy". Microeconomics: "study of the behavior of small economic units, such as that of individual consumers, opposite of macroeconomics". So what happened with Photography? Commonly, photographers call images of things small and extreme closeups, Macro Photography.

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What then is Microphotography? Interestingly, Nikon uses the term Micro for it's close focusing lenses, but not Canon. So, even the manufacturers don't agree.

Microphotography reveals a world unseen by the naked eye. It often exposes patterns and designs that create sublime abstract images. Macrophotography gathers a view often larger and grander than can be gathered with the human eye. Both introduce distortions either through lens characteristics or stitching construction techniques that are creative tools used to produce these distinctive images.

Juror: Felice Frankel

Science photographer Felice Frankel is a research scientist in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Working in collaboration with scientists and engineers, Felice’s images have been published in over 200 journal articles and/or covers and various other publications for general audiences such as National GeographicNatureScienceAngewandte ChemieAdvanced MaterialsMaterials TodayPNASNewsweekScientific AmericanDiscover Magazine, and New Scientist among others.

She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received awards and grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, among others. Felice was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award at Brooklyn College, CUNY and the Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography.

Felice founded the Image and Meaning workshops and conferences whose purpose is to develop new approaches to promoting the public understanding of science through visual expression.

She and her work have been profiled in the New York Times, Wired, LIFE Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Science Friday, the Christian Science Monitor and various European publications. She exhibits throughout the United States and in Europe. Her limited edition photographs are included in a number of corporate and private collections.