An Updated Portfolio of my Medical Photography Work

I have a very cool job. I get to meet new people everyday and learn a little or a lot about them. I’m invited into their homes, their hospital rooms and their lives. I get to see people at their best and their worst. And I get to photograph them at the same time.

People always ask me what I photograph as a “medical photographer.” Take a look at this slideshow and you’ll see the past year of so from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

Portfolio – Images by Raj Chawla

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John from Macro Photography For All - December 17, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Raj, your photographs show a lot of heart, as well as being technically “clean”. You obviously bring a lot of skill and humanity to your work.

I’m an ophthalmic photographer, which is a narrow niche within medical photography. Like you, I deal with people in discouraging situations, and have to coax cooperation out of them as they undergo difficult procedures.

Keep up the good work!

Photographs from my random wanderings in Philadelphia.

I’m in Philadelphia for a conference and I’m enjoying wandering around the city with my camera in between sessions. Please “Like” Rajan Chawla Phtotography on Facebook if you like what you see and to be notified when I add more.




The Occupy Wall Street movement has a presence here in Philadelphia with hundreds of people camped out around City Hall.




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Cancer Patient Support Program Evening Song Montage

The Cancer Patient Support Program is a non-profit organization that assists cancer patients and their families with counseling and financial services during and after their cancer treatment. Each year, they hold a black-tie fundraiser to support their efforts. Part of the program includes presenting a video montage showcasing one aspect of the great work they do. I was honored to be asked to create last year’s montage, and thrilled when they asked me to once again work with them on one for this year.
This year’s montage focused on four young cancer survivors who have benefited from the organization’s Young Survivor’s support group.

Leave your thoughts about this great organization in the comments section below.

To view photographs from the event and to purchase prints, including photographs from the photo booth, click the link below. I will donate 15% of all print sales to CPSP!

Photo Gallery and Reprints

To download low-resolution digital files from the photo booth, (courtesy of CPSP) follow the link below.

Photo Booth Image Downloads



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Loretta Muss - October 24, 2011 - 1:07 pm

Wow!!! It looks like Evening Song just keeps getting better and better. Well done. A wonderful evening for a wonderful cause.

Raj Chawla - October 4, 2011 - 9:51 am

Thanks Manon. I’ve got some ideas for next year – we should talk!

Manon - October 3, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Raj – simply phenomenal – you have outdone yourself with creativity, artistic talent and pure respect and dedication to the people you present through your work. It has been an honor (once again) to work with you. There aren’t enough kudos – thank you my friend (and to Jen!!) Manon

The Kelly Brush Foundation 6th Annual Century Ride

The Photo Gallery – 15% of print sales are donated to the Kelly Brush Foundation!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to photograph the 6th annual Kelly Brush Century Ride. Local photographer Emily McManamy helped me out and we had a beautiful day to work with.

The Kelly Brush Century Ride raised a record amount and drew the largest turnout in the six year history of the annual event held in Middlebury, Vt.

The 100-mile ride raised over $275,000 for spinal cord injury prevention, adaptive sports and ski racing safety. A total of 721 riders participated in the scenic ride through the Champlain Valley.

The largest fundraising ride in the state, the Kelly Brush Century Ride is also one of the best attended rides in the Northeast for handcyclists. This year 24 participants rode the course on handcycles.

The 100-mile ride raises money to support the Kelly Brush Foundation’s multi-faceted mission including:  improving ski racing safety, enhancing the quality of life for those with SCI through adaptive sports equipment grants, advancing scientific research on SCI and supporting the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team.

For every $5,000 raised, the foundation donates adaptive sports equipment in the name of the team or individual who raised the money. In addition, funds raised support ski racing safety grants awarded to clubs and racing organizations across the country for safety equipment such as netting to line race courses and protective gear for racers.

The Kelly Brush Century Ride was started by the Middlebury College Ski Team as a way to raise money to buy an adaptive mono-ski for team member Kelly Brush, who was paralyzed as the result of a ski racing crash. Brush and her family later founded a non-profit, and the ride was opened to the public.

 Kelly Brush and her dad Charlie Brush, right before they started their 28-mile ride to Button Bay State Park.

The ride featured numerous distances to suit all tastes.

Addison County is such a beautiful place for a ride like this. Looks were deceiving as riders faced a 10 to 15 mph headwind on the north run.

Button Bay State Park was the end of the 28-mile leg for riders and hand cyclists, though several hand cyclists continued on for 50 miles.

A view of Camels Hump I don’t see very often.

Love that mustache!

Kelly and Charlie Brush approach Button Bay State Park.

Kelly Brush.

This rider complete the 50-mile loop on a unicycle.

The big FIVE-O!

The End!

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Carolyn L. Bates - September 19, 2011 - 10:30 pm


I just love your work. Someday I shall have to take a class with you to see how you work with 6 speedlights.


Manon and John’s Wedding!

Manon and John were married at their home in Shelburne, Vt. in July. Manon works with me at the UVM College of Medicine and John is the owner of Vermont Tent Company. Needless to say the tents for this wedding were beautiful. I’ve never seen wall-to-wall carpeting in a tent before. It was an amazing wedding! I hope you enjoy the slideshow below and don’t forget to visit the our online gallery to see the entire wedding.

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Deborah Crabbe - September 9, 2011 - 11:08 pm

Awesome! Monon looks beautiful and you look handsome and Alison and Johnny look wonderful. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there. It looks like a fabulous time. Love, D