Food Planet Future – Meet the Artist!

The exhibit Food Planet Future uses art to reimagine the tangled crises of food security, climate change, and biodiversity loss. Artist Robert Dash blends scanning electron micrographs with macro photography to create conversations between food and microscopic parts of itself.

About the artist:

Robert Dash is an award-winning photographer and educator who uses a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to highlight foods, pollen, seeds, and other subjects with significant climate and biodiversity stories. His photographs have been published by National Geographic, TIME, Lenswork, and Buzzfeed. Dash’s SEM micrographs of plants were featured in the February, 2022 issue of National Geographic, with two of his images included in its  “Best Science Photos of 2021.” Dash is a member of The Photo Society, a network of National Geographic-published photographers.