What is personal injury photography?

The term "Personal Injury Photography" covers a number of areas of specialisation under the same overall heading and often are called by them rather than personal injury photography.

For example;

  • Medicolegal photography
  • Scar Photography
  • Legal Photography


This type of photography fits in the area between Forensic Photography and Clincal Photography and covers similar areas of practice though with an emphasis on civil litigation rather than criminal as with Forensic practitioners.

Who takes the photographs?

David Bryson BSc(Anat) CertED MIMI FHEA MCSFS FRSB

I have been involved in this specialist area of practice since 1983 when I set up in the Worcester & Bromsgrove area as a Medical and Medicolegal Photographer. Since then I have photographed a wide range of clients for solicitors. This includes photography in my own studio, hospital wards, clinics and operating theatres, their own homes and visiting Winsome Green and Long Lartin prisons. I have published several journal papers and articles and presented at local, national and international meetings and conferences about the principles and practice of personal injury photography.  I have also led several study days based on personal injury photography.