The NWV photo exhibition "Coral Reefs"

Now loanable

The beauty and threats of coral reefs around the world are the subject of the NWV’s new loanable photo exhibition. The exhibition was originally conceived for the International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS 2022 ( in Bremen and was shown in the “House of Science Bremen”. Many of the photographs, especially from the topics research and threats, can only be seen in this exhibition. A unique opportunity to get a very special view on one of the most important ecosystems of the oceans.

This exhibition is now available to be shown in other places! Contact us if you would like to find out more about coral reefs, their threats and research. Only the transport costs would have to be covered, there is no rental fee for the exhibition. However, we would of course be happy to receive a donation to support the work of the Bremen Society for Natural Sciences (donation receipts can be issued!)

The NWV Photo Exhibition

Colorful diversity, white death – What colors tell us about coral reefs

The exhibition is entitled ” Colorful diversity, white death – What colors tell us about coral reefs” and is divided into three thematic areas:

  • Colorful diversity
    The beauty of coral reefs is expressed through enormous biodiversity and richness in colors. Spectacular overviews of entire reef areas as well as brilliant detail shots of individual coral polyps and other animals are shown in this section.
  • White Death
    This section addresses the threats to coral reefs. Climate change and temperature-related bleaching of corals are the main topics here. But it also shows the different stages of the resulting reef destruction.
  • The colors of science
    Coral reefs are a global research topic. In this section, various methods of research are presented and what the everyday life of a scientist can look like. Methods for reforestation of coral reefs are shown here as well as work in the laboratory or newly developed imaging methods that are used in research today.

The individual pictures are described in German and English.

The curator: The (picture) journalist Heinz Krimmer conceptualized the exhibition “Colorful diversity, white death” during his work as press officer for the International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS 2021 (online) and 2022 (Bremen). The first exhibition was arranged in the Haus der Science Bremen during the ICRS in Bremen. More about Heinz’ work and his projects can be found here:

Along with the photo exhibition, you will receive a good amount of copies of the small photo brochure “Korallenriffwissen” (Coral reef knowledge) and the book „Netzwerk Korallenriff – Wertvoller als Google, Apple und Co.“ (Network Coral Reef – More Valuable than Google, Apple and Co.) for display. Both are available only in German. The brochure ” Korallenriffwissen” can be taken away by your exhibition visitors free of charge as a souvenir and for information and dissemination of coral reef-related topics. Visitors who would like to make a donation for the book ” Netzwerk Korallenriff” and/or for the maintenance of the exhibition and to support the work of the Society can do so in the lockable donation box provided.

If you want to exhibit the photo exhibition “Colorful diversity, white death” in your location, please contact Dr. Simon Jungblut (ed.ne1720646629merb-1720646629inu@t1720646629ulbgn1720646629uj1720646629) to find a suitable date and to arrange the transport as well as the set-up of the exhibition. The pictures are stored in two rollable transport boxes (each 65 * 65 * 160 cm), so that they can also be transported by a logistics company and easily handled on site.

In order to enable an exhibition in your location, we are also happy to be a partner in a joint grant proposal.

The photo exhibition was funded by the Senatorin für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Mobilität, Stadtentwicklung und Wohnungsbau Bremen.

Fig. 1 – 4: Impressions of the exhibition prints and the descriptions.

Fig. 5 + 6: Panoramic views during the exhibition in the House of Science Bremen

Fig. 7 + 8: The book “Netzwerk Korallenriff” and the brochure “Korallenriffwissen” will be delivered with the images

Fig. 9 + 10: The exhibition is stored in two rollable wooden boxes.