Photograph
by Toby Pring

Comments

James Lazib

28 October 2017 - 20:11:54
"Something about the simplicity of this photo is very striking. The person's eyes seem to be the only way to communicate with the viewer as the plasters are obstructing his speech. I like how the photo is in black and white which further highlights the persons sense of loneliness and having the plasters pop out of the page and in colour shows the importance in the picture and the persons life. To me it suggests that the plasters could represent how some illnesses can prevent a patient from speaking out about their health due to stigma or a fear of others not understanding. For example areas of mental health are still misunderstood and can leave people that suffer from it feeling isolated"

Ben Hartshorn

29 October 2017 - 15:17:11
"This piece of art is definitely portraying a symptom that the patient is not comfortable talking about, maybe due to stigma. I also think it could be showing part of the clinical ice berg, which explains there are certain symptoms that patients never tell their GPs. I like the simplicity of the piece as it shows that even the simplest of problems and symptoms can be hard for a patient to get off their chest. "

Simrath Kenth

29 October 2017 - 15:23:33
"This photo reminds me of junior doctor who's opinion does not matter. The fact that the photo is in black and white suggests that this could be a start of a new era, and that junior doctors not having a say in much is of the past. Furthetmore the plasters are the only things in colour, highlights the importance of the message - that the junior doctors may lack the authority to state their opinion in many situations. "