Photographic Moment

Safety First

face wearing lab googles

WES HICKMAN, NIAID

Wes Hickman (NIAID) won first place in the second annual “In Focus Safe Workplaces for All” photography contest for this surrealistic vision of a masked, goggled, gloved, and lab-coated colleague (Towanda Carroll) who is protected in a world of biological and chemical surroundings. Sponsored by the Division of Occupational Health and Safety in the Office of Research Services, the contest challenged anyone with a passion for photography to use their imagination and creativity to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the NIH community. 


Wes Hickman in NIAID’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, took the prize-winning photo (above, right).