Mark Bartley wins the Wellcome Trust's Julie Dorrington Award

Media Studio's Clinical Photography Team Leader, Mark Bartley, is this year's winner of the prestigious Julie Dorrington Award, as part of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017. Mark won the Award for his image of an intraocular lens ‘iris clip’. The photograph shows how an iris clip is fitted onto the eye. They are used to treat near-sightedness and cataracts (cloudiness of the lens). Mark took the photograph using a slit-lamp biomicroscope during a routine ophthalmic clinic at CUH. 

This year's Wellcome Image Awards were presented on 15 March 2017, celebrating the scientists, clinicians, photographers and artists who bring science to life through remarkable imaging.

The Julie Dorrington Award was presented for outstanding photography in a clinical environment. Named after one of the founders of the Wellcome Images clinical collection, this Award honours Julie’s contribution to Wellcome and to the clinical photography profession and the service it provides to medicine and medical education.

Exhibitions of the winning images opened from 16 March 2017 in venues across the UK, Europe and Africa, including:

Aberdeen Science Centre
Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa
At-Bristol science centre
Cambridge Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre
Eden Project, Cornwall
Glasgow Science Centre
Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, Russia
Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Techniquest, Cardiff
Millennium Point, Birmingham
W5, Belfast

See all the award winning photographs here