Making Movies That Zoom into Foreign Worlds

Photographer Roman Vishniac, perhaps most famous for documenting Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, was also a pioneer of cinemicroscopy—filming through a microscope. Flora Lichtman looks back at Vishniac’s science cinema and talks to Dutch photographer Wim van Egmond about how he makes his award-winning images and videos of microorganisms.

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Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.