Photowalk Exhibition opens at Microcosm

The winning photographs from the 2010 Global Particle Physics Photowalk competition will go on display at Microcosm from 11 February to 2 April. The exhibition is part of a global photography event taking place over three continents, with Photowalk exhibitions opening simultaneously at Fermilab in the US, KEK in Japan and here at CERN.


DESY wire chamber - First place people's choice; second place global jury competition. Photographer: Hans-Peter Hildebrandt 

If you were one of the 1,300 photography lovers who voted in last year’s Photowalk competition, this exhibition is your chance to see the winning entries in print. The exhibition will take place in the downstairs gallery of Microcosm, overlooking the garden. 15 photographs will be on display, with each of the laboratories that participated in Photowalk represented by their 3 winning entries. Among them will be the “people’s choice” sunburst photo of a particle detector at DESY (Photo 1), and the 1st prize black-and-white photo of a nuclear-physics experiment at TRIUMF (Photo 2).

The Particle Physics Photowalk competition gave amateur photographers access to the experiments and staff of five of the world’s leading physics laboratories: CERN, DESY, Fermilab, KEK and TRIUMF. After months of voting and deliberations by judging panels, the winners were announced in October 2010.

TRIUMF 8Pi experiment - First place global jury competition. Photographer: Mikey Enriquez

You can view the photographs of all the finalists, including the selection of CERN’s local winners, on the Photowalk Flickr site. A 2011/2012 Photowalk calendar of the winning photographs is on sale at the Reception, or you can download a digital copy at the website.

by Katarina Anthony