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Seeing It Through

BAUS 2021 Virtual photographic competition

The images below have all been submitted for the BAUS 2021 Photographic Prize Competition, organised as part of BAUS 2021 Virtual. The theme chosen for the competition was "Seeing It Through".

All images are displayed anonymously and the best photograph will be chosen by competition judging panel (shown below). The winning photographer will receive a set of Apple Airpods.

To submit your images please read the following information carefully:

All submissions must be original work by the entrant. Each entrant may submit up to three photographs by email to the gallery curator. Images must be submitted as high-definition digital images (at least 700 pixels wide). Each image should be accompanied by a title and a brief accompanying description together with confirmation that they are original images.  In addition we require confirmation that any identifiable individual featured in the photographs has consented to their publication on the BAUS art gallery pages, which are open to public viewing.

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

 


1. Covid puppy ... view full-screen version

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."

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2. Window visit ... view full-screen version

Jim, my father, seen through the window of his nursing home. Advanced dementia precipitated a care home move during the pandemic."

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3. Through this lens ... view full-screen version

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."

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4. I thank you all ... view full-screen version

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.

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5. I can see the Seven Sisters but where is the Matron? ... view full-screen version

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."

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6. Where peaceful waters flow! ... view full-screen version

This was taken after my retirement on a holiday break in between lockdowns in Dartmoor."

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7. Seeing the good through the trying times ... view full-screen version

This photo reflects how I got through the challenges in urological management and life in general during the pandemic. My boy says it all..."

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8. Life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow ... view full-screen version

Seeing it through my lens: life can be a storm, but your hope is a rainbow."

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9. Calmness is a mystery ... view full-screen version

Seeing it through my camera lens: calmness is a mystery.

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10. The lesson of resilience, strength and connection ... view full-screen version

Seeing it through my camera lens: the lesson of resilience, strength, and connection."

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11. Life of a trainee ... view full-screen version

It is okay to take a break but never give up!"

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12. Colourful ... view full-screen version

Our mother nature is beautiful because of the variety of its colours. Love and respect all colours and be beautiful."

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13. Work like a bee, rest like a bear ... view full-screen version

Each of us has an important role to play; team work is the key."

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14. Operating in full PPE ... view full-screen version

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)"

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15. Contemplating redeployment ... view full-screen version

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."

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16. Donning ... view full-screen version

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. "

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17. Solitree... view full-screen version

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."

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18. Kings Cross through a pinhole ... view full-screen version

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."

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19. Face it together... view full-screen version

A staff member's water bottle in theatre. A poignant reminder to pay attention to the simple things, and each other."

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