Dr. Gary Greenberg

    A photographer and filmmaker with a Ph.D. in biomedical research, Gary Greenberg creates new ways to capture the spectacular landscapes that are hidden from everyday perception inside grains of sand, human cells and flower petals. Using high-definition, three-dimensional light microscopes — for which he holds 18 patents — Greenberg makes the miracles of nature tangible, exposing their hidden details.

    Most recently, Greenberg turned his attention to sand grains, photographing samples from around the world for the book, A Grain of Sand: Nature’s Secret Wonder. For it, Greenberg even photographed moon sand returned from NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission. Greenberg has also taught at the University of Southern California and has been a featured artist at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

    “Gary Greenberg takes us to exotic locales in our larger world to explore extraordinary beauty witnessed on a microphotographic scale.” — Scientific American.

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