Share what inspires you at the WU Medical Center with The Next Century Photovoice Project!

Photovoice IconFor more than 100 years, Washington University and the hospitals of the Medical Center (now Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital) have been working together to advance medicine, educate the next generation of physicians and researchers, and help people of the St. Louis community improve their health and lives.  The Washington University Medical Center is now a recognized world leader in health care and biomedical research.  Everyone who works at the Medical Center contributes to its success.

To celebrate this century of collaboration, Washington University’s Becker Medical Library, with the support of its partners, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is proud to announce The Next Century Photovoice Project – a place where the people who make this Medical Center great can share what inspires them about this special place.

We are inviting those who work or study at the Medical Center to submit a recent picture of something (e.g. a coworker, office, equipment, building, almost anything!) and briefly describe why the picture’s subject is important or inspirational to the them – i.e. give a “voice” to the photo.  While the project is celebrating the past, the images it collects should represent the present.  Through these Photovoices, we will share the personal stories of individuals who together make this Medical Center what it is today.

So grab your phone or camera, take a picture, and share it online via The Next Century Photovoice website.

Medical Center, 1915 (left) and 2015 (right).
[LEFT] The Medical Center as it looked in 1915 featuring three Washington University buildings (the North, South, and West Buildings) alongside Barnes Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

[RIGHT] The Medical Center as it looked in 2015 featuring the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Central Institute for the Deaf, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Goldfarb School of Nursing, and many others.