Western Sydney University

Focus on Photosynthesis

Exhibition Adults Schools
Free - No Ticket Required

Enter the hidden and fascinating world of plants and plant research through a photographic exhibition that will take you from the leaf to the field. Some of the images will open a window to the microscopic realm of structures inside the leaf that are responsible of producing the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. Other images will allow you to enter the day to day life of plant scientists working in the field and in the laboratory to grow the crops that feed us now and in the future.

The images of this exhibition, are the result of a photographic competition organised by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, aimed at telling the story of the Centre, showing the people behind the Centre’s research and sparking people’s curiosity in plant science and photosynthesis.

The exhibition is aimed towards the general public, students and teachers. The images tell the story of the day to day work of plant researchers, making visible the most important, but invisible, biological process on Earth: photosynthesis.

The exhibition consists on fifteen images taken by Centre scientists, technicians, students and professional staff, printed in a large format and with captions in jargon-free language.