TOKYO-2016 Book / Documnetry

Notes On Hospitals

  • Prize
    Silver in Science/Medicine, Silver in Book (Series Only)/Documnetry
  • Photographer
    Aaron Dickson

Images of patients languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors and articles proclaiming 'crisis within the NHS.' What if there is another way to approach this story? The hospital is where many of us are born, it is the place where we take our first breath, meet our parents for the first time and first experience the world outside the womb. It is a physical structure imbued with emotion and significance yet concomitantly clinical and detached. The hospital is a place of birth and death, love and loss, joy and despair. Notes On Hospitals was made inside seven NHS hospitals in Northern Ireland during 2015 and 2016. Each hospital was operational and in use at the time.