Dr. Levent Efe
Levent is a medical illustrator, running a Melbourne-based freelance business. After medical training, he graduated from the Johns Hopkins Medical illustration program and has been serving a worldwide clientele for the past 30 years.
Keeping predominantly in 2D digital work, he specializes mainly in Surgery, Facial anatomy and Patient education. Having won several awards for his work, he immensely enjoys mentoring young AMI members and presenting workshops for other medical illustrators.
Levent strongly believes the ever-increasing sophistication in Medical and Biological knowledge will continue requiring more elaborate visual narratives to elucidate all these complexities.
Amanda Rebbechi is a professional photographer, specializing in medical illustration since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Photography, Bachelor of Fine Arts and is currently managing the Medical Illustration Department at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
Amanda is the current National President of the Australian Institute of Medical & Biological Illustration (AIMBI 2009 –2013 and 2017 - current). She has been awarded the Registered Biological Illustration, Associate and Fellowship Higher Certifications with AIMBI.
Amanda has won over 30 awards, from AIMBI, AIPP, IMI, including First Place, Visions of Science Photographic Awards, which was awarded at The Royal Society in London. Her work has also been included in the 100 World’s best scientific images exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society, which toured the UK and Italy in 2014.
Amanda's abilities have been recognized with invitations to present and organize numerous conferences and workshops, and by her leading the development of guidelines in the use of clinical photography in the UK and in Australia.
An Australian currently living near Siena in Italy, Margaret has worked in the field of botanical illustration and botanical art since 1976. Her artwork is represented in private and public collections and in numerous science and art publications. Her paintings are included in the collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood. Margaret's work has also been published in numerous books with a specific focus on botanical art.
While living in Maryland in the USA (2000-2007) teaching dominated Margaret’s activity in this field of art: establishing and directing a community adult education program; presenting workshops and masterclasses at institutions in – Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, Virginia and for Orient Express Hotels in Virginia, Maryland and Australia. In 2003 the director of Brookside Gardens, Maryland USA invited her to establish a school of botanical art for which she designed a rigorous core curriculum as part of a certificate course. The school continues to offer a unique learning experience aided by clearly stated goals (originally presented in the school’s handbook) that enable students to track their progress at the culmination of each level of core instruction - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. In addition to learning drawing or painting techniques, Margaret’s holistic approach to designing the core curriculum saw her making her previous views, which sought to recognize “three mandatory criteria that define botanical art”, as integral to a well-balanced curriculum. This approach also facilitated objective evaluations and grading for class assignments submitted by students from the time of the opening of the school in 2004. (The concept of three mandatory criteria were later adopted by a number of botanical art societies for judging botanical art.) The “Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration” remained under Margaret’s directorship until her retirement in 2015.