Ben Gilbert is a photographer for the Wellcome Trust. He graduated with a degree in Photography from the University of Brighton in 1996. His freelance career began in a maroon Ford Fiesta, haring around the south of England in pursuit of news stories. He quickly progressed to working with design agencies and editorial clients, while at the same time working on his own in-depth social documentary stories. In 2004, he joined the National Maritime Museum’s photographic department, where he worked until he joined the Trust in 2008.