This project looks at the human stories behind the people in Bristol working hard to fight Coronavirus with science.
I was concerned by what he felt was a distrust of science and an anecdotal feeling that minority populations might be dissuaded to take a vaccine given a historic prejudice by institutions. I felt that the perception of the general public was that scientists aren’t like them. They are only seen on lectures next to government figures disseminating statistics that mean the public will have their civil liberties cut.
In this project I wanted to understand the very human stories and motivations of the key scientists working in Bristol and relate those to the people of the City on a street level.
5 locations around Bristol will be used to show the posters between April the 26th and May the 10th 2021, in the hope of connecting science to the community.
These photographs are all taken where the people have been carrying out their work over the last year, in labs, hospitals and at home. They’ve all been experiencing the daily struggles and burdens put upon us by Coronavirus with the added pressure of having the capabilities to do something about it.
In the design of the posters the Coronavirus protein spike, the part essential to be able to vaccinate against it, is used as inspiration to create the colourfield that sit behind the words of the scientists.
The poster locations and scientists photographed are:
• 92-98 Kingsland Rd, Bristol. BS2 0QZ– Drs Ore Francis, Research Associate and Rajeka Lazarus, a consultant in infectious diseases and microbiology at UHBW;
• 28 Stapleton Road, BS5 0QX - Dek Woolfson, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Bristol BioDesign Institute;
• 34 Ashley Road, BS6 5NS - Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at Bristol, Director of the Bristol Vaccine Centre at Bristol Medical School and lead of Bristol UNCOVER;
• 265 Church Road, BS5 9HU - Dr David Mathews, Reader in Virology;
• Trinity Road, BS2 0FJ - Dr Christy Waterfall, Senior Research Associate.