Winning images paint a picture of University of Leicester’s research excellence

Posted by pt91 at Dec 12, 2017 04:06 PM |
Six prizes were awarded at this year’s Images of Research exhibition and competition

Issued by University of Leicester on 12 December 2017

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The night sky in Hawaii, the contents of your kitchen cupboard and a dying bouquet of flowers are all the subjects of photographs highlighted in the University of Leicester’s annual celebration of research through visuals and images.

They are among the winners of the Doctoral College’s Images of Research exhibition on 5 December. The event showcased 46 images taken by researchers and contextualised with a short description on what inspired that image of their research.

Well over a hundred members of staff, students and the public visited the exhibition in Queen’s Hall at the University’s Students’ Union, with almost 250 votes being cast at the exhibition, as well as online by distance-learning postgraduate researchers, for the ‘People’s Choice’ image.

One of the judges, photographer Keith Cooper, Northlight Images, said: “Great to see so many striking and technically excellent images that really helped give clarity and meaning to such diverse research topics.”

The prize winners were:

  • Best College of Science and Engineering Image à Professor Andrew Blain for Mauna Kea Panorama (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
  • Best College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Image à Dr Clare Gunby and Dr Rebecca Barnes for Coercive Control (Department of Criminology)
  • Best College of Life Sciences Image à Dr Oliver Williams (Department of Health Sciences) and Will Ruff (University of Plymouth) for The Price of Inequality: Health is a Social Issue
  • Best Image Submitted by a Postgraduate Researcher à Tim Hannigan (School of Arts) for Dervla: Dog, Book, Beer
  • Best Image submitted by Academic/Research Staff Member à Dr Clare Gunby and Dr Rebecca Barnes for Coercive Control (Department of Criminology)
  • People’s Choice Award à Christopher Nedza for A Slice of Fish (School of Geography, Geology and the Environment)

All the submissions for this year’s exhibition can now be viewed online here:

The images were examined by 11 judges from the public, private and charity sectors, and included artists, journalists and photographers.

Professor Dave Lambert, Director of the Doctoral College said: “These images are a thoughtful and personal view of a substantial body of work. I was certainly challenged by the deep meanings in some of these images.  This competition showcases the creativity of Leicester researchers and we hope to see the images on tour over the next few months.”


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