VMI’s Barry Bassett wins prestigious Nelsonian Award.

Barry Nelsonian Award 2020

A surprise announcement by Infinity Photo-Optical Company, saw VMI’s Managing Director, Barry Bassett being awarded their annual Nelsoniantm Award to recognise his work and lifetime commitment to imaging excellence and specifically in publishing his paper on macro and micro cinematography.

Macro and Micro Cinematography article written by Barry Bassett

This award is made in homage to the memory of Britain’s foremost 19th Century microscopist E M Nelson who was called the “British Abbe” and is awarded annually by the board of Infinity Photo-Optical. This US optical manufacturer makes both the Robusto TS160 ™ and MikroMak ™ lenses, which have found great acclaim in both macro and wildlife cinematography.

Nelson was first to translate the Abbe Diffraction Theory into English from his home, Beckington Castle—now a British Historical Landmark. No one conversant in microscopy should not revere his memory to which this award is dedicated to honour.

Mr Bassett is hereby added to the Recipient Honour Roll for this accolade, a lifetime appointment.

Jay Margolis, President, Infinity Photo-Optical

Other 2020 winners of this prize include:

  • Clay Bolt:  First to photo Wallace’s Bee since Wallace first described it.
  • Paul Harcourt Davies:  19 books and stunning work with MikroMak.
  • Mark Payne-Gill, DP: For superb BBC footage and testing ALL Nelsonian lens.
  • Nicholas DeSciose:  For images taken with the PETZVEX lens and which feature on the MikroMak site.

See 2020 Nelsonian Award Winners
See 2019 Nelsonian Award Winners

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