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Seeing It Through

BAUS 2021 Virtual photographic competition

A message from Mary Garthwaite, BAUS Virtual Art Gallery Curator and former Consultant Urological Surgeon:

"Thank you to all those who have entered this inaugural BAUS Photographic Competition.

"You have shared a stunning array of images which capture the zeitgeist, and offer a unique and privileged view of how our BAUS community has reacted to these challenging times. By taking part, you have made this competition a reality and a success.

"Names have now been revealed beside the entries below and all entrants will receive a certificate to recognise their contribution. However, there can only be one winner. So, after two rounds of judging, initially to assemble a shortlist and then to choose an overall winner, the final result is in.

"Congratulations go to Mr Jon Cartledge for his winning entry 'I thank you all'. The judges felt this image resonated with the current times and conveyed solidarity. As the winner, Jon will receive a pair of Apple Airpods, and an invitation to be one of the judges for next year's competition.

"The competition will be back next year with a new theme, so watch this space and don't put away your cameras just yet!"

The competition judging panel

JO CRESWELL
Consultant Urological Surgeon;
BAUS Vice President

STEVE PAYNE
Emeritus Consultant Urologist;
Urolink & Workforce Editor

NIGEL BULLOCK
Emeritus Consultant Urologist;
BAUS Website Editor

 

 

WINNER

I thank you all (by Jon Cartledge)
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A collage of street art in Leeds that I photographed on the deserted streets whilst cycling to work for shifts on both the Hot Covid wards and the Urology theatres during the first lockdown. I gifted this as a poster to friends and colleagues that worked together during the most difficult times. They helped see me through.

© JON CARTLEDGE - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021
 

 

 

RUNNER-UP

Window visit (by Phil Keegan)
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Jim, my father, seen through the window of his nursing home. Advanced dementia precipitated a care home move during the pandemic."

© PHIL KEEGAN - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021
 

 

 

THIRD PLACE

Open skies (by Theodora Stasinou)
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If you have ever had to explain why the skies are empty and why the aeroplanes fly no more to a 2 year old; if your heart has sunk multiple times over airline cancellations; if you burst into tears when you find yourself up in the clouds once more after a very long time, maybe you saw the pandemic through my eyes. Maybe you were just happy to do your bit to keep the skies open."

© THEODORA STASINOU - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Operating in full PPE (by Brendan Berry)
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At the start of the operation the surgeon checks optics of his cystoscope. From left to right: Mr Simon Holden (Associate Specialist), Professor James Green (Consultant), Paula Allchorne (Lead Urology Nurse)"

© BRENDAN BERRY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

An unkind world (by Nick Townall)
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A lonely, elderly person, forced to shield during the Covid 19 pandemic, pushes their body hard to keep active."

© NICK TOWNALL - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Face it together (by Arjun Nambiar)
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A staff member's water bottle in theatre. A poignant reminder to pay attention to the simple things, and each other."

© ARJUN NAMBIAR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 

"WELL DONE" TO ALL THE
OTHER ENRANTS BELOW


Covid puppy (by Phil Keegan)
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Teddy, a West Highland Terrier, pictured here when he 'arrived' in March 2020 just after the schools shut. Teddy has very much helped with 'seeing it through' during the pandemic."

© PHIL KEEGAN - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021
 

 


Through this lens (by Jon Cartledge)
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The wide spaces of the Yorkshire Dales were my quiet sanctuary during this Covid year, walking and photographing the landscape at dawn when lockdown restrictions allowed. This image is my camera capturing the image that is seen through its lens."

© JON CARTLEDGE - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021
 

 


I can see the Seven Sisters but where is the Matron?(by Ian Dickinson)
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This picture was taken during an Easter break in my final year as a Consultant. I used it as my desktop background on my work computers and found it very calming especially during busy clinics."

© IAN DICKINSON - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021
 

 


Where peaceful waters flow! (by Ian Dickinson)
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This was taken after my retirement on a holiday break in between lockdowns in Dartmoor."

© IAN DICKINSON - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Seeing the good through the trying times (by Sandy Gujral)
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This photo reflects how I got through the challenges in urological management and life in general during the pandemic. My boy says it all..."

© SANDY GUJRAL - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow (by Mehwash Nadeem)
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Seeing it through my lens: life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow."

© MEHWASH NADEEM - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Calmness is a mystery (by Mehwash Nadeem)
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Seeing it through my camera lens: calmness is a mystery.

© MEHWASH NADEEM - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


The lesson of resilience, strength and connection (by Mehwash Nadeem)
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Seeing it through my camera lens: the lesson of resilience, strength, and connection."

© MEHWASH NADEEM - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Life of a trainee (by Wael Asaad)
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It is okay to take a break but never give up!"

© WAEL ASAAD - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Colourful (by Wael Asaad)
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Our mother nature is beautiful because of the variety of its colours. Love and respect all colours and be beautiful."

© WAEL ASAAD - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Work like a bee, rest like a bear (by Wael Asaad)
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Each of us has an important role to play; team work is the key."

© WAEL ASAAD - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Contemplating redeployment (by Brendan Berry)
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This image was taken on the 15th floor at the Royal London Hospital, the largest intensive care unit looking after Covid-19 patients in London, with over 150 ventilated patients on the top two floors of the hospital. This image reflects a member of our team reflecting on the challenging environment and situation."

© BRENDAN BERRY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Donning (by Brendan Berry)
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This photograph captures a redeployed member of the urology team in the anxious moments prior to entering the 15th floor intensive care unit at the Royal London Hospital. This voyeuristic image captures the harsh reality and anxiety of the situation as well as the compassion that colleagues have shown to leave messages on the mirror to empower and support each other. "

© BRENDAN BERRY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Solitree (by Arjun Nambiar)
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This tree was partly submerged during a flood at Bala lake. The image of it, still standing, resolute in the face of extreme adversity, is one that resonates with all of us in these current times. No doubt it will be of some comfort to you to know that it still stands."

© ARJUN NAMBIAR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Kings Cross through a pinhole (by Arjun Nambiar)
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This image was shot with a pinhole camera on black and white film, at a time when train stations and airports were still bustling with people. The tiny size of a pinhole aperture requires prolonged shutter speeds resulting in pronounced motion blur, providing us with a sense of activity and a feel of the place rather than the forensic detail that we are used to in so much modern imagery. This type of camera is a throwback to the earliest days of photography, though the image itself is of a far more recent time. It still feels like a lifetime ago."

© ARJUN NAMBIAR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Tottenham Court Road (by Rohan Mauth-Misir)
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Tottenham Court Road tube station, 26 March 2020, lunchtime."

© ROHAN NAUTH-MISIR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Canary Wharf (by Rohan Mauth-Misir)
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Canary Wharf Jubilee Line Tube, 27 March 2020, lunchtime."

© ROHAN NAUTH-MISIR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Tower Bridge lockdown (by Rohan Mauth-Misir)
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Tower Bridge in lockdown"

© ROHAN NAUTH-MISIR - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


London in transition (by Jonathan Glass)
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I took this photograph after a long day and seeing a patient in the Lane-Fox (long term ventilatory support unit) at St Thomas'. It captures a moment with the capital looking its best."

© JONATHAN GLASS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Gotcha! (by Nick Townall)
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An adult observing a child, observing an adult, through the lens of a camera."

© NICK TOWNALL - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Always look to the future (by Nick Townall)
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After a busy working life and being forced to shield in retirement, it is never too late to positively look to the future and start a new hobby."

© NICK TOWNALL - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Seizing every hopportunity, treasuring every moment (by Anton Wong)
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Midway through a tough day at work, a lost and rescued 'Richard' was brought to our garden at the Urology centre. A much needed break and cheering up for our Urology Registrar"

© ANTON WONG - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Bumble bee (by Sanjeev Taneja)
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This image was taken in my garden during the first lock down. Watching life in the garden and working on my digital photographic skills has been one of the positives of this troubled time. Lupin and bumble bees are an irresistible combination to photograph. Capturing one in flight was such a joy."

© SANJEEV TANEJA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Moon (by Sanjeev Taneja)
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Moon photographs have always fascinated me. A full moon on a clear evening with sky colours is a joy to capture."

© SANJEEV TANEJA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Neowise (by Sanjeev Taneja)
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Not just life, but photographing heavenly bodies has been a challenge worth taking up. Comet Neowise was a once in a lifetime sighting. Captured from my patio on 20 July, it was well worth the effort on a chilly night."

© SANJEEV TANEJA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Calcutta skies (by Gary Das)
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From the rooftop of my ancestral home in Calcutta, where I was held up last year, trying to return home to Croydon."

© GARY DAS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Croydon sunrise (by Gary Das)
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Sunrise in Croydon. When the international flights finally resumed."

© GARY DAS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


My haven (by Gary Das)
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And now, my haven, my new abode, in the village of Bridgerule, Devon."

© GARY DAS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


A calm in the storm - Part 1 (by Michelle Heelan)
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As an Irish trainee in Scotland, COVID-19 was the first time I felt far from home. Restrictions and redeployment impacted everyone and normality was a distant memory. The beautiful landscape of Scotland provided a constant calm at a chaotic time. These two images captured some moments of tranquillity on the many walks taken throughout lockdown."

© MICHELLE HEELAN - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


A calm in the storm - Part 2 (by Michelle Heelan)
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As an Irish trainee in Scotland, COVID-19 was the first time I felt far from home. Restrictions and redeployment impacted everyone and normality was a distant memory. The beautiful landscape of Scotland provided a constant calm at a chaotic time. These two images captured some moments of tranquillity on the many walks taken throughout lockdown."

© MICHELLE HEELAN - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Take a deep breath and smile... you are not alone (by Mahua Sahu)
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This image encapsulates the '3' magical things that has helped me through this pandemic - family, outdoor space and virtual contact with friends and loved ones. We are never far away from a phone - one seems to have been captured in this photo!"

© MAHUA SAHU - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Seeing it through - Part 1 (by Jay Atkinson)
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These three images are a triptych. This year was an isolating and challenging time for many. I was privileged to see it through with my multi-cultural, multi-talented, multi-disciplinary colleagues in Craigavon. Thank you for helping me manage the flames of burnout and see things through the eyes of those around me - the only thing we could see! This triptych is dedicated to them."

© JAY ATKINSON - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Seeing it through - Part 2 (by Jay Atkinson)
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These three images are a triptych. This year was an isolating and challenging time for many. I was privileged to see it through with my multi-cultural, multi-talented, multi-disciplinary colleagues in Craigavon. Thank you for helping me manage the flames of burnout and see things through the eyes of those around me - the only thing we could see! This triptych is dedicated to them."

© JAY ATKINSON - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Seeing it through - Part 3 (by Jay Atkinson)
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These three images are a triptych. This year was an isolating and challenging time for many. I was privileged to see it through with my multi-cultural, multi-talented, multi-disciplinary colleagues in Craigavon. Thank you for helping me manage the flames of burnout and see things through the eyes of those around me - the only thing we could see! This triptych is dedicated to them."

© JAY ATKINSON - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Training for the future (by Michelle Chistodoulou & Sabine Uguzova)
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This picture captures the ever-positive spirit and camaraderie our junior doctors have, despite the hardships of the past year. We continue to work hard to inspire the next generation in Urology by creating new training opportunities and supporting our NHS family."

© MICHELLE CHRISTODOULOU & SABINE UGUZOVA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


A leaf no less ordinary (by Seshi Middela)
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A leaf no less ordinary is a project which kept me going through the autumn lockdown. The restrictions imposed curtailed my solitude travels, but provided me visual inspiration to photograph my local park. The initial photographs depict the state of my mind as the autumn lockdown is imposed and the subsequent pictures show the rejuvenation as the easing of the lockdown coincided with the resurrection of spring colours. "

© SESHI MIDDELA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


London apocalypse (by Adeoye Debo-Aina)
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Taken 3 days into the first lockdown on the commute into work. The eeriness and emptiness of London's normally bustling trains perfectly captures the fear and isolation experienced by many in the Capital."

© ADEOYE DEBO-AINA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

 


Looking through the many laser glasses (by Maya Harris)
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A photo of the surgeon and anaesthetist taken by the theatre nurse Olga Barri following a case where both Holmium and Green Light lasers were used to treat the bladder stone and prostatic enlargement."

© MAYA HARRIS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2021

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