Best Display or Emerging Technology Application of Holography
2018 – Winner
Light Magic (Belarus)
WINNER: Light Magic (Belarus) for its hologram of the Zhirovichy icon of the Mother of God
This is a hologram recorded using the Denisyuk method and is the first time in the world that a hologram of a Christian shrine has been accepted by the church at the level of sacred images. The actual image of the Mother of God is carved from stone and is surrounded in a solemn setting enclosed in a frame. The hologram was presented by the President of the Republic of Belarus A. Lukashenko to Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican as a symbol uniting peoples of various faiths.