(The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils)
photographer, Stephen Kill, has been awarded a Fellowship of the
prestigious British Institute of
Professional Photography (BIPP). Fellowship is the highest
with the BIPP and recognises distinguished
individual ability and exceptional standards of excellence.
hearing the news,
Stephen said, “I am really pleased to have
been awarded my Fellowship and am looking forward to the dual challenge
of maintaining the standard of work of a Fellow and helping fellow
photographers climb the qualifications ladder. Now I can look forward
to the awards ceremony being held at Coventry
Jenkins, manager of UKAEA Image Resources in Harwell,
Oxfordshire, has been Stephen’s mentor since October 2001.
said, “Stephen has achieved the highest
qualification that the Institute offers. He worked incredibly hard to
achieve this and it also shows that the mentoring scheme we use really
works. The images he produced are excellent examples of scientific
photography - Stephen does a terrific job raising the profile of
qualify for the
Fellowship, Stephen worked hard in his spare time to produce a
portfolio of twenty of his best eye-catching images drawn from the
world of science and technology. Stephen produced a ‘Working
document explaining how and why these images were taken and how they
have been used. The document also explained Stephen’s working
and the Health and Safety issues involved in his photographic work.
Working Profile was very well received by the interview panel in
Cambridge - in fact, they liked it so much they suggested it should be
supplied to future candidates as an example of best practice!
images in the Working
Profile reflect the diversity of scientific research and engineering
undertaken by the CCLRC, and range from photos of miniaturised
electronics components and instruments used on space missions, to
components for high power lasers and architectural shots of scientific
facilities under construction. One of the images has been used as the
background image on a credit card!
said he is very grateful to Eric Jenkins for his help and support over
the years, “I can readily vouch for the
mentoring process. It was hard at times having your prized work
dissected but I can now look back and see the value of tapping into
The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils is one
of eight UK research councils and is one of Europe's largest
multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and
engineers across the world. It operates world-class large-scale
research facilities, provides strategic advice to the government on
their development and manages international research projects in
support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community.