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David Bishop wins special award in the Wellcome Image Awards

David has been taking photographs since he was seven years old (using his mum's box Brownie). He says: "I knew I wanted to work in medical photography after I completed work experience at the North Middlesex Hospital when I was 15." However, at 18, he was offered a job with the Ministry of Defence and spent the next 22 years there, with the last ten being as a PR/corporate photographer. He subsequently joined the Medical Illustration department at the UCL Medical School (Royal Free Campus) in 2002 as a trainee and in 2007 completed a BSc in medical illustration to become a qualified clinical photographer. The Medical Illustration department provides a comprehensive illustrative and visual communication service to users of the Medical School, the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and various external clients.

David says: "I am very passionate about photography and am equally at home taking clinical photographs, which are used to record patient conditions and aid diagnosis, as I am in photographing the people who provide the patient's treatment and care. The hospital environment has provided me with some really amazing and challenging opportunities and many of the PR/corporate images I take are used to illustrate news articles, Trust publications, journals and magazines."

You can view a video of David here.

View all the winners in the Wellcome Image Awards

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