Turi King made the finalists list of The Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year competition for this image of the results of a University of Leicester collaboration between a geneticist, the glassblower and artists.
The University is home to one of the few scientific glassblowers still practicing. Differences in our genetic makeup are what make us unique, while all arising from the same basic form. The project used scientific glass to examine evolution, mutation and diversity, mirroring the myriad of different forms that life takes today.
Credit: Turi King and The Royal Photographic Society
The winners of The Royal Photographic Society’s Science Photographer of the Year competition will form part of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London from 7 October 2019 until 5 January 2020 and will then tour the UK next year.