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Faces of the NHS

We travelled the length and breadth of the country to meet some of the exceptional workers whose careers span the seven decades of the NHS. Pictured in places significant to their careers, they reveal their passion for medicine and for taking care of people.

Photography by Thomas S G Farnettiphotography by Benjamin Gilbert

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Photographic triptych showing the head and shoulders of three women.
Ethel Armstrong, Mandy English and Sarah Itam, Benjamin Gilbert & Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

About the photographers

Photographic black and white head and shoulders portrait of Thomas SG Farnetti.

Thomas S G Farnetti

Thomas is a London-based photographer working for Wellcome. He thrives when collaborating on projects and visual stories. He hails from Italy via the North East of England.  

Photographic black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Benjamin Gilbert.

Benjamin Gilbert

Ben is a senior photographer for Wellcome. He is happiest when telling stories with his photographs, whether that be the health implications of rural-to-urban migration in India, or the dedication of the workers who power the NHS.