Amateur and professional photographers take part in Fermilab Photowalk

Forty-five photographers from eight states visited Fermilab on Sept. 26 to point their lenses at shining accelerating cavities, miles of cabling and massive detectors for the third Fermilab Photowalk.

Both amateur and professional photographers visited five research areas at Fermilab not usually accessible by the public. Four live-tweeters also attended and captured the Photowalk on social media. You can view a collection of their posts on Storify.

The Office of Communication organized the Photowalk with the help of a group of volunteers. The event was part of a larger global Particle Physics Photowalk hosted at eight laboratories around the world. Participants can submit photos taken during the event to a global photo contest.

Visit the Photowalk Web page for more information about the contest.

A photographer takes shots in the Proton Assembly Building. Photo: Cindy Arnold

A photographer takes shots in the Proton Assembly Building. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Photowalk participants were shown the Minos underground area. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Photowalk participants were shown the Minos underground area. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Two photographers capture on camera a nine-cell superconducting radio-frequency cavity in the Industrial Building Complex. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Two photographers capture on camera a nine-cell superconducting radio-frequency cavity in the Industrial Building Complex. Photo: Cindy Arnold