TIFA 2022 Science / Environment

Photo Synthesis

  • Prize
    Bronze in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Rebecca Marshall

6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2 This chemical reaction, powered by sunlight, is the basis for all life on earth: photosynthesis. Green plants absorb photons, particles of light energy, to power the creation of glucose from carbon dioxide and water, which supports the entire food chain. “Photo Synthesis” is a reflection on this extraordinary transformation of light into matter that is at the heart of the cycle of life, shot on a wooden, large-format, plate film camera in southwest France. Autumn yellows are visible manifestations of the light that leaves have absorbed during the growing season...