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BioImages 2015 Judges

Marie CraigMarie Craig, MS

Marie Craig has worked as a photographer since before she owned a camera. After earning undergraduate degrees in Art and Biology from Anna Maria College and a Masters in Biology from Clark University, she worked as a medical photographer and illustrator in the Cell Biology and Pathology Departments at UMass Medical School and at the Rosenstiel Center for Structural Biology at Brandeis University. Now primarily a fine art photographer, Marie is also co-founder and co-director of Fountain Street Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Marie photographs places and things that have a hidden, forgotten beauty within them. Her work has received a number of awards, and has been shown in galleries and museums throughout New England.

For more information, please visit Marie Craig's website at www.mariecraigphoto.com.

Charles Hedgcock, RBP, FBCA

Hedgcock has been a professional Biocommunicator for more than 27 years. Starting in 1984 as a medical photographer for the University of Arizona's department of BioCommunications and later transferring to the UofA's Department of Neuroscience. He now works with the UofA's department of Entomology.

Hedgcock's dexterity with a camera and his keen interest in natural history continue to lead him on photography and research expeditions throughout the desert Southwest and Sonora, Mexico. His award winning photographs have appeared in an eclectic mix of publications including; LensWork, Spin, Ranger Rick, BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, and the Journal of BioCommunications.

Kathleen WagnerKathleen 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.

Kathleen has worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for 24 years. She is currently the Associate Director of the Medical Graphics & Photography Department. Kathleen is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has won awards for her illustrations from the AMI, BCA and other institutions.

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.

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About BioImages

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.