Who We Are

The BioCommunications Association (BCA), is an international association of photographers, videographers, illustrators and graphic designers who create visual media for medicine and science. Our mission is to enhance professional competency and advance the profession through the education and development of our members.

Upcoming Events

BioImages 2022 Award Presentations

Nov 9, 2022
8pm EST (US and Canada)

BIOCOMM 2023 - Santa Fe, New Mexico (in-person)

May 16, 2023
BIOCOMM 2023 will be held May 16-19, 2023


News & publications

RIT Big Shot Exhibition - 35 years of painting with light

The storied history of the RIT Big Shot, one of the university's signature events, is being celebrated during an exhi…

Carina nebula during lockdown

Imaging Nebula From My Deck Melbourne had extended lockdowns due to Covid-19 during 2020 and 2021. I decided to teach…

The Journal of Biocommunication

The Journal of Biocommunication (JBC) is the professional journal of the Association of Medical Illustrators and the…

"Photosynthetic" - A Self-Directed Award Winning Project

At the start of 2020 we headed off for Europe, to undertake a series of assignments: Winter in the Lofoten Islands of…

Member Profile: Karl Gaff

Trained in physics, imaging and microscopy, Karl Gaff is a scientific photographic artist from Dublin. Through expe…

BCA Learning Hub

Explore Techniques and Learn How.

Biological communications includes a wide range of photography, illustration, video and graphics techniques used to visualize medical and other scientific samples and procedures. Click here to learn more about these specialized and unique fields.

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BCA is more than pretty pictures - it is learning and sharing specialized imaging techniques and supporting imaging professionals at every stage in their careers:

  • Attend Conferences
  • Enter BioImages
  • Opportunities to Present
  • Networking
  • Job Postings
  • Publish your Work
  • Grant Funding
  • Career Development
  • Certification