Welcome to the first edition of “Masters of Microscopy: The People Behind the Lens,” where we showcase and celebrate the individuals who are the heart of the Nikon Small World competitions. They are scientists, artists, researchers, educators and everyday curious individuals who uncover the fascinating microscopic world around us.

From all over the world, these people represent the winningest and distinguished honorees of Nikon Small World and Small World in Motion. In each post, we aim to tell their unique perspective on microscopy, their process to create photomicrography, and their inspiration to get involved with the competition that brings science to a visual level that both experts and non-experts alike can appreciate and understand.

With an eye for scientific discovery, technique and artistry, these individuals will give you a first-hand look into the beauty that is photomicrography and the mastery and creativity it requires.

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