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This week, after close to 40 years of working for the Wellcome, Chris Carter retires from his job as Senior Photographer in the Wellcome Library.

The image shown above is one of the rare examples we have of Chris actually in front of the camera. From behind the lens, however, Chris has photographed a vast array of Wellcome Library materials and Wellcome personnel: almost any search on Wellcome Images will produce images taken by him. And, given that Chris has photographed across the Library’s holdings, the case could be made that he has actually seen more of our collections than any other person.

Chris has been a witness to a huge range of the Wellcome’s activities over the last few decades, and recorded many of these events for posterity. His photography has also formed an integral part of thousands of books, journals and dissertation during this time, and will continue to be used by a wide audience long into the future.

Happy retirement Chris – thanks for all your hard work and fantastic photography!

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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