Swathed in rain slicker and mosquito netting, Dee points to an original tree felled by the mysterious fireball that exploded in the atmosphere over Tunguska, Siberia on June 30, 1908. This site yielded the image named "Tunguska Mineral" in the Cosmic Impact section of the Gallery. The same image is flipped and repeated along a silk scarf shown in the Products and Services section. Photo: B. Masse



1995      Breger, D., Journeys in Microspace: The Art of the Scanning Electron

	   Microscope, Columbia University Press, NY, NY, 200pp

1995      Breger, D., Through the Electronic Looking Glass: 3D Images from a

	    Scanning Electron Microscope, Cygnus Graphic, Phoenix, AZ, 68pp

1981      Saito, T., P.R. Thompson and D. Breger, Systematic Index of Recent

	   and Pleistocene Planktonic Foraminifera, Tokyo University Press, 
	   Tokyo, Japan, 190pp


2012-     World Aquarium (St. Louis MO), invited

2012-      Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (Palisades NY),


2005-15   Franklin Institute, (Philadelphia PA), invited

2005-      Johnson & Johnson corporate headquarters (New Brunswick NJ), invited

2004-      Johns Hopkins University, (Baltimore MD), invited

2003-      National Science Foundation (Arlington VA), invited

2003-      Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (NY)

2001-      Leo Electron Microscopy Inc., invited

1999-      Manhattan Children's Museum, invited

1999-      Petrosains Science Center (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), invited

1999-04   Liberty Science Center (Jersey City NJ), Microscope Stage, technical

	    exhibit, invited

PRIZES & AWARDS (selected)

2012      Silver Medal, New Images Photography Awards, Gallery Photographica

	    (San Francisco CA)

2011      Winner, Royal Photographic Society International Images for Science

	    invitational competition

2004      First prize, Life Sciences category, Royal Microscopical Society (UK),

	    international MicroScience Micrograph Competition

2004      Finalist and honorable mention prizes, Photography category, National

	    Science Foundation international Science and Engineering Visualization


2003      First and second prizes, Photography category, National Science Foundation

	    international Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

2003      Winner, Environment category, Geographical Photographer of the Year (UK)

2003      Winner, Exploration category, Geographical Photographer of the Year (UK)

2002      Whiting Memorial Award, International Society for Philosophical Enquiry


2011      Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (Palisades NY):

	    Micrographic Art

2010      Hoffberger Gallery (Baltimore MD): Intimate Glimpses

2008      M/V The World (private seagoing community): The Remarkable Microworld

2007-08   Discovery Museum (Bridgeport CT): Outta Sight!

2007-08   Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago): Seeing Beyond Our Vision

2001-05   Liberty Science Center (Jersey City NJ): Micrographic Art

1995      Columbia Univ. Rotunda Gallery (New York NY): Journeys in Microspace


2004-      Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada): Bruce Mau's Massive Change, international

	    traveling exhibition with associated book and media events

2003      National Science Foundation (US): Art in Science, traveling exhibition

2002      Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic): Dialog between Science and Art

2000      Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK), More than Meets the Eye

2000      Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany), Seven Hills Millennium Exhibition,

	    Images and Signs of the 21st Century


2011      Royal Photography Society (Bath, UK): International Images for Science, and

	    book of same title; traveling exhibition (invitational competition)

2009      E.M. Klein Art Gallery (Philadelphia PA): The Vitreous: Eyes & Optics

2009      Rochester Institute of Technology (NY): Images from Science, and book of

	    same title (2008); international traveling exhibition

2003      Science Museum of London (UK): Geographical Magazine Photographer of the


2003      Rochester Institute of Technology (NY): Images from Science, and book of

	    same title (2002); international traveling exhibition


2006      Science magazine, Newsmakers

2005-06   Telicom (Journal of the Int'l Soc. for Philos. Enq.), series of covers

2005      Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society (UK), cover

2004      Science magazine, cover

2003      Landing Zone (American Airlines inflight children's magazine), Really

	    Cool Photos

2002      Heaven & Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye, A. Renshaw, Ed., Phaidon

	    Press (UK)

1998      London Times Educational Supplement (UK)

1997      Wired magazine, R-r-r-rip

1996      Popular Science magazine, Itís a Small World

1996      3-2-1 Contact magazine (Children's Television Workshop), MicroMysteries

1996      Associated Press international release, Small World (six images)

1995      New York Times magazine, Glimpses of the Microscopistís World


2001      WGBH (Boston), Evolution

1997-02   Discovery Channel Online feature, Great Big Teeny Tinies, solo

1999-      American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Gallery, solo

1996-98   New York Hall of Science (Corona Park, NY), group


2012      History Channel, The Universe: When Space Changed History

2007      History Channel, Comet Catastrophe (MegaDisaster series)

2003      Discovery Channel series, Second Opinion with Mehmet Oz

1998      BBC documentary Hidden Visions

1997      Educational Cable channel (NJ), Meet the Author


2012      TED Youth (NYC), Up Close & Personal

2012      Explorers Club (NYC and Boston), Taiga Taiga Burning Bright: A Centennial

	    Expedition to Tunguska

2008      Tunguska Centennial Conference (Krasnoyarsk Siberia), SEM/EDS

	    Characterization of Particles from Tunguska's Lake Cheko Sediments

2008      M/V The World seagoing community (Mediterranean Sea), multiple topics

2008      Explorers Club / MIT Alumni meeting (Philadelphia), Holocene Impacts

2004      GEL Conference (NYC), The Remarkable Microworld

2000      M/V Switzerland eco-cruise ship (Chilean Patagonia's inside passage,

	    Antarctic Oceanography)

1995      Explorers Club (NYC), The Remarkable Microworld


2007      New Line Cinema, The Last Mimzy

2005      CD album cover, Dori Levine & Ed Littman, Click

2003      Holiday card, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger

2003      National Science Foundation Annual Report

2000      Schlessinger Science Library, educational video series, Human Body in


2000      Geo magazine (Germany), Millennium Calendar

1999      Fox TV, title sequence, Strange World

1999-04   Sci Fi channel, title sequence, Scimatic Event

1999      CD music album cover, Cause & Effect, Inner Station

1997      The Nature Company, childrenís T-shirt, What Am I?

1997      Newbridge Science Book Club selection (Journeys in Microspace)

1997      Bill Nye the Science Guy, CD-ROM, Stop the Rock!

1997      CD music album cover, Deridian, Deridian

1992      Liberty Science Center, greeting cards, postcards, keychains

PUBLICATIONS (selected papers and articles)

2011/12   Breger, D. and D.H. Abbott. Of Myth and Marine Impacts, The Explorers

	    Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4.

2010      Gusiakov, V., D.H. Abbott, E.A. Bryant, W.B. Masse, and D. Breger. Mega-

	    Tsunami of the World Oceans: Chevron Dune Formation, Micro-Ejecta, and
	    Rapid Climate Change as the Evidence of Recent Oceanic Bolide Impacts.

	    In: Geophysical Hazards: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness;
	    International Year of Planet Earth; Geophysics & Geodesy, T. Beer, Ed.;

	    390 pp.

2010      Abbott, D.H., P. Gerrard-Little, S.Coste, S. Coste, D. Breger and S. Haslett,

	    Exotic Grains in a Core from Cornwall, NY - Do They Have an Impact

	    Source?, Journal of Siberian Federal University, Engineering & 

	    Technologies, 3, (1)

2006      Breger, D., D.H. Abbott, L. Burckle, P. Gerard-Little, H. Elkinton, and S.

	    Martos. Plop Plop Fizz Fizz: Identifying and Characterizing Holocene

	    Microejecta from Two Oceanic Cosmic Impacts Using Analytical Scanning

	    Electron Microscopy, EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, San

	    Francisco CA 

2003      Breger, D. Microscopy at the Ends of the Earth, invited cover article, Microscopy

	    Today, 11, 5

2002      Breger, D. Putting Scientists in the Picture, invited book review, Nature, 419,

	    6903, 114-115

2002      Breger, D. Whiting Award Recipient Essay, Telicom (Journal of the International

	    Society for Philosophical Enquiry), Vol. XV, 9, 30-33


American Society of Picture Professionals

Art and Science Collaborations Inc.

Explorers Club

Holocene Impact Working Group

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Alumni Board

Liberty Science Center

New York Hall of Science


Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of Florida

Arizona State University

New Media Design School (Auckland, New Zealand)