Information for chemists …

Capture a Chemist is a Not-for-Profit organisation whose aims are to promote the understanding of the role played by chemists in society to the worldwide photographic community and through them, the wider public as part of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (hereafter referred to as IYC2011) … and hopefully to have some fun along the way!

Photographs submitted to Capture a Chemist should be portraits of people who work in the field of chemistry or where the use of chemistry is vital to their work. In order to be admissible, the photograph should be accompanied by a short passage of text (or a video) that briefly outlines the background of the chemist and the work they do (between 50 and 250 words of text would be ideal or less than 2 mins if in video form).

If you’re asking yourself “am I a chemist?” then the answer is probably yes! We’re interested in the stories behind scintillating science communicators, rambunctious researchers, brainy brewers, talented teachers, savvy synthetic chemists, mean materials bods, amazing agriculture experts, whopping water treatment boffins, cosmetics cuties and even …. lawyers (boo!) This is a great platform for you to promote your work to the public so why not get involved by signing up?

Register here

You’ll need to agree to the terms where you agree that we can show any photos we take of you (which is kind of the point!)

What happens next?

Sit back and wait – hopefully you’ll be contacted in due course by a photographer or (if you’re interested in participating in a CaC event) by us!

Once this happens – if you don’t want to receive any further communications from photographers, email capture a chemist from the email address you have supplied us with. Place the word “REMOVE” in the subject line and your name and location in the body. We’ll hide your information on the spreadsheet faster than you can say “rotary evaporator”.

Can I use my image in the promotion of my work / research?

We would hope that the answer in 99% of cases will be “yes” but before you agree to participate in a shoot, it would be a good idea to discuss with the photographer what kind of image licence they expect to be able to provide you with and what limitations there may be on the use of your image. Some photographers will be more liberal with this than others.

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