BioImages 2019 Judges
Marie Craig’s work collectively glorifies objects that were once imbued with life, but have since been abandoned. Though time relentlessly drives forward, it does not necessarily wear out life. In her most recent series, Juncture, Craig uses cyanotype, an early photographic process, to expand on the concept of the overlap between concrete bodies, or still moments, and the life instilled in them. Her photographs capture places of formative choice, incorporating both crystallization – intention and opportunity – chance, the unpredictable life to follow.
Graduating from Clark University, MA, with a Masters’ degree in Biology, Craig began as a medical photographer and illustrator specializing in cell biology for UMass Medical School and Brandeis University. Emerging from the medical sphere, she shifted her role to become a teacher, curator, and photographer, all in the fine art community. Craig has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions at Danforth Art, Framingham, COSO, Boston, and BigCi Open Day, Australia. She is the co-founder and director of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston. She works from her studio in Natick, MA. For more information, please visit Marie Craig’s website at MarieCraigArt.com.
Paul Crompton, FBCA
Paul has recently retired as Director of the Media Resources Centre at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, UK. A clinical photographer and teacher with over 35 years experience, he lead one of the UK's largest medical photography units. As well as providing a service to clinicians and clinical teachers, the Centre also trains clinical photographers for the Wales National Health Service, running a Postgraduate Certificate in collaboration with Cardiff University.
A regular presenter at conferences in the UK and North America, Paul has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals and received awards for his clinical photography. His work was recognised with Honorary Fellowships of the BCA and IMI (UK) and he was 2014 Louis Schmidt Laureate. Although retired, Paul continues to support the Phoenix Project as an Associate of Cardiff University.
Paul has been working with Go Zambia, a health education collaboration with Mothers of Africa.
Kathleen Wagner, MFA, CMI
Kathleen Wagner grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan and always had an interest in art as well as science. She received her BFA with a concentration in drawing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During the summers Kathleen worked as a medical assistant for a plastic surgeon and an OB GYN. She received her MFA degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Currently, Kathleen is retired from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX where she worked for 27 years in the Medical Graphics and Photography Department as a medical illustrator and Associate Director. She now freelances and enjoys participating as a judge for the Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo’s School Art Committee. Kathleen is also a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has won awards for her illustrations form the AMI, BCA and other institutions.
Kathleen has been working with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program that provides students, Pre-K through 12th grade, the opportunity to compete in district shows, earn scholarships, travel to summer workshops and display artwork in the Hayloft Gallery during the Rodeo.
Will Willner, RBP, FBPA
Will Willner currently teaches traditional, silver based, photography in the art department at Wake Forest University. Previously, he was on the faculty and director of photography at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor in the Medical Illustration Graduate Program as well as Director of Medical Photography at the Medical College of Georgia.
Will is a RBP, a fellow of the association and has served on the Board of Governors as well as chairman of the Board of Registry. He has won many awards at the association's salon and has over 80 exhibits of his personal photography and he photographs every day.
He recently completed a series on photographing the city parks of Winston-Salem, NC using an infrared digital camera.
BioImages is an annual visual media competition that showcases the finest still, graphics and motion media work in the life sciences and medicine. Entries are evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges based on their impact, clarity, scientific content, technique, lighting, image quality, presentation, creativity, originality and effective use of the medium to fulfill its purpose. Best of Show, Award of Excellence, and Citation of Merit awards, in addition to five sponsored Merit Awards, are given in three visual media divisions: Still, Graphics and Motion. Winners are announced at the BioImages Opening Reception and Awards Presentation, held each year in conjunction with the association's annual meeting.