SACI is pleased to announce that Professor Maurizio Seracini, a member of Friends of SACI, has been named as the winner of the Award for Scientific Imaging by The Royal Photographic Society.
Considered the most prestigious awards for photography in the world, The Royal Photographic Society Awards honored recipients in a ceremony on September 21st in London, which included leaders in the fields of art, science, film and publishing.
The Award for Scientific Imaging, which "is given to an individual for a body of scientific imaging which promotes public knowledge and understanding," this year recognizes Maurizio Seracini, who is described by The Royal Photographic Society as "a pioneer in the use of multispectral imaging and analytical technologies applied to works of art and monumental buildings. Seracini’s passionate pursuit contributed to modernise the study of Art by embracing and utilizing technology in revolutionary ways and developed a methodology to scientifically authenticate art, which will change the way art buyers, investors and even law enforcement identify fakes and forgeries."
SACI is delighted to add that Maurizio is generously donating a book by The Royal Photographic Society called Portfolio Three to the SACI Worthington Library. The book, which he received as a gift at last week's ceremony, includes interviews and photography by past Award winners and top names in photography and imaging science. A valuable resource for the SACI community, the book is now available for students to consult and enjoy.
To learn more about The Royal Photographic Society Awards, click here.