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Imaging award for digital artist

Published on 27 October 2021

A digital artist from the University of Dundee has won a prestigious Royal Photographic Society Award for her pioneering work across forensic and medical arts.

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A digital artist from the University of Dundee has won a prestigious Royal Photographic Society Award for her pioneering work across forensic and medical arts.

Dr Caroline Erolin, who works across the University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, was presented with the RPS Award for Science Based Imaging Research - The Selwyn Award at an online ceremony last night.

The accolade aims to recognise successful science-based work connected with imaging made by a researcher in the early stage of their career and honours the memory of the eminent photographic scientist E W H Selwyn.  

Dr Erolin’s research interests focus on the future of medical art and artists, particularly in relation to new and developing technologies. Her work focuses on the use of visual art in medical education, practice and communication. She is also involved in forensic art case work as well the production of facial reconstructions for museums and television productions.

Dr Erolin said, “It’s a huge honour for me to receive The Selwyn Award this year. This award acknowledges and celebrates science-based research connected with imaging, so as a medical artist, and academic who’s research involves the creation and analysis of scientific illustrations and visualisations, it is wonderful to be recognised in this way.”

Dr Erolin leads CAHID’s MSc Medical Art programme and has worked with colleagues and postgraduate students to develop new techniques and technologies relating to medical and forensic art. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, and a Fellow of the Institute of Medical Illustrators.

The Royal Photographic Society Awards is the world’s longest running photography competition. Now in their 143rd year, the awards recognise individuals working across both still and moving image. The Awards celebrate significant achievements, showcase new and emerging talent, and highlight notable contributions from RPS members.

The RPS said the 2021 recipients tell remarkable stories, with their work being a testament to the power of photography to inspire, uplift, incite change and bring about personal, social, and cultural wellbeing.

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