Life-saving research makes striking images in British Heart Foundation photo competition

British Heart Foundation Reflections of Research
A Flare of Stellar Vessels (Image credit: Dr. Régis Joulia)

The British Heart Foundation has just revealed the winners of the 2022 Reflections of Research science image competition. Every year, BHF gives photographers and scientists the chance to blur the lines between science and art by producing striking images of cells and cell tissue under a microscope.

Unlike most photography competitions, the Reflections of Research competition celebrates photos of things we can’t see with the naked eye; a network of blood vessels or the damage caused to heart tissue cells post-heart attack. Not only do these images offer a deeper insight into how our bodies look at a cellular level, but they’re also part of important research projects on cardiovascular health and diseases.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.