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Behind the Image

Visualize the beauty of science and medicine

BioImages is BCA’s annual competition showcasing the beauty and complexity of medicine and science through the eyes of professional photographers, videographers and illustrators. The quality of their work reflects how much they love what they do and sharing with it others. Learn more about how the image was made and about the person who made it.


Prostate Cancer Tree
James Hayden, RBP, FBCA

Jamie Hayden is the Managing Director of the Microscopy and Imaging Core Facility at the Wistar Institute, an NCI Basic Cancer Research Center, located in Philadelphia, PA. Jamie's image, Prostate Cancer Tree, won an Award of Excellence in the Photomicrograph category and a Charles Foster Memorial Citation in the BioImages 2017 Salon. Click on the image to learn more about Jamie and how this award-winning image was made.


Abnormal nerve variant identified during carpal tunnel surgery
Nathan Pallace

Nathan Pallace received the BCA Medical Education Award for his photo Abnormal nerve variant identified during carpal tunnel surgery. Nathan tells us about his job and tips for medical photographers.


Twisted Garlic
Danielle Edwards, FBCA

Danielle Edwards, FBCA, received an Award of Excellence in the Fine Art category for Twisted Garlic. She generously agreed to be one of BCA’s featured BioImages winners and tells us about her background, the career she chose, and tips for working in black and white photography.