Photo exhibition "Fascination of Science" at OIST

From January 30 – February 29, the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown at the Tunnel Gallery of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) .

Who are the people behind the greatest discoveries of our time? And how would they summarise the essence of their research – in a sketch, formula, or a few words on the palm of their hand?

This photo exhibition features portraits of 41 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad.

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the most famous German photographic artists. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions. She has received many awards, including the Dr. Erich Salomon Award and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. More than a dozen photo books bear witness to Herlinde Koelbl’s great work, including “Angela Merkel Portraits 1991 – 2021”, “Fascination of Science”, “The German Living Room”, “Strong Women” and “Jewish Portraits”. Her biggest project to date is the long-term study “Spuren der Macht” (Traces of Power), in which she photographed and interviewed personalities from politics and economics from 1991 until 1998.

Event Information

January 30 to February 29, 2024

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Tunnel Gallery
Organizer(s): Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, CPR / DWIH Tokyo

Place: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Tunnel Gallery

Opening hours : 9:00 – 17:00 (Monday – Sunday; including public holidays)

Admisson: Free

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