From September 2nd to November 4th 2020, Safran invites you to participate in the MIMESIS photo contest to capture the treasures of Nature. Here are some explanations on this particular thematic.
Focus on the resonances between nature and technology
Since the beginning of life on Earth, 4 billion years ago, the mineral, vegetal and animal genius has developed in shapes, matters and systems which have the most incredible abilities : to breath, to light up, to warm up, to resist, and even to fly.
These amazing “inventions” are everywhere: Dragonfly wings, granite striations, insects alveoli, crystals, spiders’ silk, jellyfish propulsion, waves oscillation…
By looking at these treasures – from up close or far away – some parallels can be made with high technology inventions.
From structures and textures to organizations, some high technology inventions seem to be directly inspired by Nature. With the MIMESIS photo contest, Safran invites you to capture – from up close or far away – the treasures of Nature that illustrates theses convergences and resonances with technology, may it be real or coming out of your imagination…
An exhibition in spring 2021!
At the end of the contest, an exceptional jury will meet to choose the pictures which will be part of the MIMESIS picture collection. These award-winning images and other favorite images identified by the jury will be the subject of an exhibition on the gates of the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris, between March and May 2021.
The jury will be composed of photographers Alexandre Darmon, Denis Dubesset and Stas Bartnikas. Each in their own manner have produced work related to the Mimesis thematic. They will be joined by Dominique Leglu (Director of the Sciences et Avenir redaction), Marie-Laure Estignard (Director of musée des Arts et Métiers) and Kalina Raskin (physical chemist, doctor in biology and director of the Biomimetism Excellence European Centre). Will also be present Pascale Dubois (Head of Communication and Patronage at Safran) and Julie Plus (CEO of Wipplay).
Many prizes to win!
★ 3 jury prizes : Camera with macro lens + a book of photographs + some surprises from Safran (1st prize) ; Photo and video drone + a book of photographs + some surprises from Safran (2nd prize) ; Microscope with digital eyepiece + a book of photographs + some surprises from Safran (3rd prize).
★ 3 public prizes : An art print of the winning picture + a book of photographs + some surprises from Safran (1st prize) ; An art print of the winning picture + some surprises from Safran (2nd prize) ; An art print of the winning picture + some surprises from Safran (3rd prize).
Time to grab your camera ☞ MIMESIS photo contest