Radiographer’s image selected as part of National Portrait Gallery lockdown exhibition

An image of a radiographer after a 12-hour night shift at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, has been chosen as one of 100 photographs representing the UK during lockdown.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust superintendent radiographer Kyle Tallett took the picture of his colleague Allen Matembo just before the handover between shifts, and it was selected by a panel of judges including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and chief nursing officer for England Ruth May.

Titled ‘End of a night shift’ it can now be seen as part of Hold Still, a digital exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery. Tallett had started taking pictures of his team in action as a way to record their contributions during the pandemic. He said: “I was leading the day team. I walked in to take handover from the night team that Allen was leading, and as I stood opposite him I thought there’s a picture: a determined healthcare worker at the end of a trying shift.

Picture: Allen Matembo was photographed by colleague Kyle Tallett at the end of a 12-hour night shift.

See the full report on page 10 of the October 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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