Glenn Dene is a South Wales based Operating Department Practitioner, who works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He is also a photographer/writer, In 2017 his documentary photography project ‘Magpie’ which follows the lives of ten children with ASD was published in fourteen countries. In 2019 he published his first novel ‘Rotten Apples Comedy Club.’ He lives in Abergavenny with his wife, children and labrador.
Dr Ami Jones MBE is a South Wales based Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesia who works for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and EMRTS Cymru / Wales Air Ambulance. She is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps and has undertaken 2 tours of Afghanistan as the Medical officer on the Medical Emergency Response Team. In 2017 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for services to military and civilian pre-hospital critical care. She lives in Abergavenny with her partner, child and labrador.
‘…reveals the incredible determination and hard work of those staff who have been, and still are, working on the front line, donning PPE every day in this hot weather, and persevering in the face of physical and emotional exhaustion. […] an important and extremely moving record of what one small hospital has gone through in just a few short weeks, but it is clear that this is only the beginning of the story. The writers acknowledge the fact that much progress has been made, but they also emphasise the need for caution, as lockdown begins to ease, and people’s focus begins to change’ Rachel Carney, createdtoread.com
‘[Glenn’s] images reveal moments of tenderness, intimacy, professional challenge and personal fear, as the team battled the pandemic.’ BBC News, read feature here
‘Glenn has captured a unique time in our history and has sensitively portrayed an extraordinary crisis and the raw human emotion beneath the mask.’ Buzz Magazine