Pisa - Museo della Grafica

The Eye of Science: A Century of Scientific Photography in Italy (1839-1939)

The exhibition offers a compelling sequence of fascinating images illustrating the many ways early photography became an indispensable tool of scientific research and documentation.

From the study of the human being to exploring outer space, science immediately put the revolutionary technology of photography to work in fixing moments and capturing images revealed by the microscope and telescope, investigating the secrets of the microcosm and the macrocosm.

From the very first photograph, it became clear to all that scientific research had acquired a new and powerful exploratory tool: the camera eye.