At the river Schie

Nikon Small World

Due to theft of the Nikon Small World images, the exhibition is not on display anymore.

Nikon Small World gives you a glimpse into a world that most have never seen. It is a window into a universe that can only be seen through the lens of a microscope.

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. This competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

Image: Marek Mis- Air bubbles formed from melted ascorbic acid (vitamin C) crystals.


A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation. 

Each year, the Small World Exhibit travels throughout North America at selected museums and centers for science. For the first time in its existence, a selection of Small World photo’s that have been submitted over the years can be seen in Europe, at Fotofestival Schiedam.






1 At the river Schie

Overschiesestraat, Schiedam

Opening hours: This is an outdoor exhibition and can be visited at all hours.

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