These five images are the winners of this year’s Visions of Endocrinology image competition. From a close-up of bone tissue to a heart-warming moment with a critically endangered marsupial, these images encapsulate the breadth and diversity of endocrinology. All winners received a £100 Amazon voucher.
The Barometer of My Heart
Mark Storor, Leighton Seal, Stephen King
This image is an artistic response to conversations with men attending erectile dysfunction clinics in collaboration between artist Mark Storor and endocrinologist Dr Leighton Seal at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. The image is part of a participatory arts project, The Barometer of My Heart, which seeks to explore male health and masculine identity in relation to potency in general, and erectile dysfunction in particular, an early indicator of cardiovascular disease and stroke and the unspoken root of male anxiety, stress and depression. In September 2015 a company of artists and participants led by artist Mark Storor will present a series of intimate site-specific public performances that offer powerful insights into the relationship between sexual and psychological potency, men’s health and male identity. Continue reading “Winners of the 2015 Visions of Endocrinology image competition”