BioImages 2012 Judges
Paul Crompton began working in photography in the mid 1970s when, after studying photography and Blackpool College of Art in England, he joined former recipient of the Louis Schmidt award Professor Ralph Marshall as a trainee medical photographer at the University Hospital of Wales.
He remained in Cardiff, becoming a Senior Medical Photographer, until a developing interest in teaching led him, in1984, to take up a position as a lecturer in photography at the Cheshire School of Art. During his time as a teacher Paul undertook a number of art-based projects, exhibiting at galleries in the north of England and Wales. In 1991 he graduated from Derby University with a Master of Arts in Photographic Studies.
With an eye on the developments in digital technologies, which were about to revolutionize photography, and keen to engage again in professional practice rather than teaching, Paul secured a post as Head of Photography back at the University Hospital of Wales in 1995. With his team he led the implementation of the digital photography in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, revolutionizing service delivery and developing the ophthalmic and dermatology photography units.
Paul has received a number of awards in the UK from the Institute of Medical Illustrators and Ophthalmic Imaging Association. He has published papers and presented at conferences in the UK and North America and had an image accepted into the 2009 exhibition Images from Science 2.
In 2009 he became Director of the Media Resources Centre, which provides the medical photography, video and graphic design services to Cardiff's National Health Service Board and Cardiff University.
Alan Goldstein, FBPA
Alan Goldstein is the Supervisor of the Medical Photography for the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in West Hills, California. Alan specializes in video production, as a cameraman and editor.
Working for the burn center for the past 19 years his work has been broadcast on major networks, ABC World News, for CNN a one hour special on Youssif – a little boy burned in Iraq by masked men, Zubaida's Journey for Discovery Channel which was nominated for a Emmy. Some of Alan's work will appear on a special about a firefighter burned, and being honored on Discovery Channel.
Alan has been a past Chair of the BioImages Salon, and a judge many times. He was awarded BPA Fellowship in 1989 and has been a member of BPA/BCA since 1971.
Gabriel Unda is a fellow of the BCA and a life long lover of photography. His career included many years as Principal Photographer at the University of California at Davis. In this role he guided the shift at that institution to digital photography. Although retired, he continues to explore the bleeding edges of digital photography. He has been speaking on the topic of the marriage of computers and photography for the past thirty years.
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.
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.