This series of images documents NHS staff in PPE worn during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rainbow signifies hope and solidarity but along with celebration there can be trauma and exhaustion. The colours, and challenges of the PPE, serve as a reminder of the unique experiences we’ve all had during this time.
As a medical photographer, working alongside these specialist teams, I felt it my duty to document the PPE used to keep patients and staff safe. I also had to adapt and wear the PPE documented here when working in clinical areas around the hospital. This gave me the insight and experience to know first-hand how it feels to work in the powered hoods, visors, face masks, aprons and gowns etc shown here.​​​​​​​
The project recently won Bronze in the Institute of Medical Illustrators Awards 2021.
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