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Tshering Tobgay
Environmentalist, FEB 2020
Tshering Tobgay
Shneel Malik
Design & Tech, FEB 2020
Shneel Malik
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
FEB 2020, Inspire
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Jigyasa Labroo
FEB 2020, Performance
Jigyasa Labroo
Jay Walder
FEB 2020, Technology
Jay Walder
Danish Siddiqui
FEB 2020, Photography
Danish Siddiqui
Nirupa Rao
FEB 2020
Nirupa Rao
Anjan Chatterjee
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Anjan Chatterjee
Yuval Mor
FEB 2020, Health
Yuval Mor
Richard Bona & Kailash Kher
FEB 2020, Music
Richard Bona & Kailash Kher
Oded Shoseyov
Bio-Tech, FEB 2020
Oded Shoseyov
Tom Thum
FEB 2020, Music
Tom Thum
Lily Peng
FEB 2020, Health
Lily Peng
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Dr. Shruti Kapoor
Karen Hao
FEB 2020, Journalism
Karen Hao
Vrishab Krishna
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Vrishab Krishna
Rishab Jain
FEB 2020, Prodigy
Rishab Jain
Hajer Sharief
Activism, FEB 2020
Hajer Sharief
Gangadhar Patil
FEB 2020, Journalism
Gangadhar Patil
Bruce Friedrich
FEB 2020, Food
Bruce Friedrich
Eli Beer
FEB 2020, Think / Re-Think
Eli Beer
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
FEB 2020, Music
Lili Haydn & Opium Moon
Rives
Explore, FEB 2018, FEB 2020
Rives
Mystery Speaker
FEB 2020
Mystery Speaker

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Wim van Egmond

Micro-Photographer
Wim van Egmond primarily works as an independent artist but since his work brings together both art and science his images are often used as scientific illustrations. Because he practises several different photographic techniques he is sometimes asked to do specialized commissioned work. For many years he collaborated in the development of the unique museum for microbes, Micropia in Amsterdam for which he helped making content, images, films and a visitor friendly microscope.

His main interests is portraying microscopic organisms. Since microorganisms are such unknown subjects the microscopic world comes with an abstraction, built-in, so to speak. When he started working as an artist he had to transform reality in order to create abstract images. Nowadays he works as a pure realist but the images look more abstract than ever.

One of his great heroes is Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek, the discoverer of the micro world. Wim lives at the exact spot where that happened and is currently doing a research on this find. His work is somewhat related to the Victorian traditions and the work of the 19th century naturalists but he combines the old skills with modern techniques. There is a lot of craftsmanship needed for the practise of microscopy and Wim is an expert in training microorganisms and making sure they behave as good models. His web pages, like the on-line Micropolitan Museum have inspired many people to start looking through a microscope. Wim is a multiple winner of the Nikon Small World competition.

Regarding the artistic aspects of his work, his images have a certain tranquility, the compositions are carefully balanced. This resembles the accuracy of a scientific approach. But there is often a hint of absurdism in his work and he sometimes presents it in an alternative context, in theater or musea. His most recent projects involve time lapses and movies of microbes and fungi.

Website:www.micropolitan.org