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    Updated: 22/09/2014

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    Updated: 16/09/2014

    The IMI Scholarship Group are now accepting applications for scholarship funding for September 2014. Please submit your application by 20th September.

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    The journal team are running a participant-led development workshop at the IMI conference in Bristol on Friday 3rd October 2014.

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    Updated: 08/09/2014

    Simon Bruntnell is a creative/commercial photographer based in the West Midlands. Simon has built up a reputation for photographing contemporary glass art. But his practise covers all aspects of photography.

Forthcoming Events

  • 18
    Oct 2014
    Images in Medicine for Producers and Users

    The Royal Photographic Society Medical Group is organising a one day conference entitled “Images in Medicine for Producers and Users” at the University of Westminster on Saturday 18th October 2014.

  • 19
    Nov 2014
    London Train the Trainer Programme for IMI Members

    A ‘Train the Trainer’ Course for those members providing photography training for GPs, HCAs & Nurses. To ensure standardisation and give accreditation to the process of disseminating.

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