Satoshi Kuribayashi wins Lennart Nilsson Award 2006

Congratulations to insect photographer Satoshi Kuribayashi for winning the 9th Lennart Nilsson Award in 2006. This Sweden-based award is for scientific photography, and Kuribayashi-san was selected from among 25 or so candidates nominated by 50 nominators (including one from Japan) around the world.

The awards ceremony will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on November 2, 2006. The prize is worth SEK 100,000 (around USD 13,500).

I personally corresponded with Mr. Kuribayashi one year ago to introduce slides and movies of his fantastic work at a nature photo festival in Kuusamo, Finland. He is a very nice man, and his work was very well received in Finland.

I also have a few reviews of his books here in English:

See his official site here (in Japanese):

Award’s official site here:

From the press release:

The Lennart Nilsson Award was founded in 1998 with one of its objectives to recognize the work of the world-renown Swedish photographer for which the award is named. The prize awarded annually is given to someone who similarly to Nilsson, works in ways that furthers the discipline of scientific photography and reveals what was previously unknown.

The Award of SEK 100,000 (around 13,500 USD), will be presented in Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, Sweden on November 2, 2006. The occasion will also host the annual installation of Professors at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden’s largest medical training and research centre and the home of the Nobel Assembly. Dr. Nilsson will be present at the ceremony.