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Health stories in focus: The Lancet "Highlights 2018" photography competition open for submissions

04 August 2018
Health stories in focus: Highlights 2018 photography competition open for submissions
The Lancet

Earlier this year, The Lancet published a series of compelling photographs that marked the seventh anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The pictures of affected people and communities rehumanised the conflict and told stories of their lives and health. Importantly, the images—all taken by Syrian photographers—did not portray people as victims but instead portrayed lives in context, capturing moments of daily struggle, hardship, resilience, and hope. These pictures showed the power of photography to tell compelling health stories.

The Lancet invite readers to submit equally thought-provoking images to Highlights 2018, The Lancet's annual photography competition. Each year readers submit an incredibly diverse selection of pictures to the competition that capture different facets of health. The journal are looking for photographs of any health-related topic and from any country that spark our interest and hold our attention. You may want to highlight an important or unexpected aspect of your clinical research or practice, frame the issue of women in medicine, reflect on planetary health or public health, or submit a photo that conveys a fresh insight from geographies far and wide. It is expected images will have an original focus that informs and captivates.

You can enter The Lancet's photography competition and share your pictures on any aspect of medicine—from clinical medicine to global health, from clinic to community, from the individual to populations.

For full competition details are available as follows:
The Lancet | Health stories in focus: Highlights 2018 photography competition open for submissions