Lisa Caird

BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging | Class of 2021

My name is Lisa Caird and I grew up in the North East of England.
Leaving secondary school with my GCSE qualifications, I went on to complete a BTEC in Art and Design and I am graduating in 2021 from the BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging from the University of Sunderland.
During my time at University, I began looking into clinical photography as a career path, as it was something that deeply interested me. Having undertaken thorough research into the profession, clinical photography is the career I aim to go into.


Something I have always been interested in is what makes us unique. Whether it is our fashion style, personality, or physical, biological features – features that everyone has, but are all completely different.

Everybody‚Äôs fingerprints are different, making them able to be used to identify people based on the pattern on your fingertips. Teeth are also a personally unique feature. The pattern of the human eye is even more unique from person to person than fingerprints. DNA is individual for each person; DNA encompasses every part of the body. Hair, nails, and skin are just a few ways that someone’s DNA could be found and collected. All of these human features are able to be used as forms of identification.

I aim to explore how identity can be shaped through photography and medicine, and how these can alter our belief of what is real and what is fake.