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14/02/2014 00:00 
Dignified and poised: intimate portraits of staff have been captured on camera by Berlin photographer Edgar Hoefs during a 12 month project at University College Hospital.

The images show staff with serious and thoughtful expressions – gazing straight into the camera lens.

They include surgeons, senior nurses, a colposcopy supervisor and radiology assistant, to name just a few  ̶  but the display deliberately does not display their job titles.

Elizabeth Williamson, manager for the fertility laboratory in the EGA Wing, was one of the subjects.

She said:  I’m normally rather camera shy – but the photographer was very relaxed and made the whole process pretty painless!

“When you walk past the row of photographs you cannot help but look into everyones eyes. The photographs have a lovely quality to them, a haunting intensity. Not sure I would like my portrait on my wall at home though!”

The photographs are on display in the pavement gallery, ground floor, University College Hospital. The exhibition runs until 26 February.

Guy Noble, UCLH arts curator, said: “The result is disarming. The expressions of many of the sitters’ faces are deliberately ambiguous raising many more questions about the individual – which encourages the viewer to look beyond mere first impressions.”

Edgar Hoefs has exhibited internationally and also recently completed a residency at the Royal London Hospital.

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