The glow of a candle, the rise of the Sun, and the illumination of a lamp are things that can bring comfort and warmth to our lives. Humans are, after all, drawn to light. But there is much more to light than meets the eye. Light takes on many forms that are largely invisible and undetectable without modern technology. Light allows us to communicate, entertain, explore, and understand the world we inhabit and the Universe we live in. This exhibition series shows the myriad of things light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our lives every day. Explore the collection of images below, create your own exhibit to host in a free public space, or suggest a new image to add.
Please note: The majority of the high resolution files are protected due to the agreement with the photographers/artists/scientists who make a living off of their work. You can access those files for free educational use if you sign up with us (see handouts http://lightexhibit.org/handouts.html - agreement & application forms) and use the files to support the International Year of Light. We also have a handful of images available for press & public purposes without a password. Those open source images may be found at the bottom of http://lightexhibit.org/handouts.html