About Us

Norm Barker, MS, MA, RBP


Norm Barker, MS, MA, RBP, is a Professor of Pathology and Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  He is Director of Pathology Photography and Graphics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, he also holds a MS from Johns Hopkins University in education, as well as an MA from the University of Baltimore in publications design.  Norm is a Registered Biological Photographer (RBP), an Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist (ASIS), and fellow of both The Royal Photographic Society and Biocommunications Association.
Norm specializes in photomicroscopy and macro photography.  His work appears in textbooks, journals, and museums worldwide.  His photographs are in the permanent collections of over 40 museums, including the Smithsonian, the George Eastman House, the American Museum of Natural History, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Science Museum in London.  He has published six books and numerous scientific articles. His new book collaboration “Hidden Beauty: Exploring The Aesthetics of Medical Science” portrays the beauty and complexity of medicine and the human body, and is touring museums until 2018.
With over 35 years experience in biomedical and scientific imaging, Norm would be glad to consult with you about your project.  nbarkerj@jhmi.edu



Jon Christofersen, BA, MA

jon_biopicJon Christofersen is a Medical Photographer and Videographer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.   Jon joined the Department of Pathology Photography in 1994 and has over 20 years of photographic experience, design, and problem-solving.  His specialty is scientific photographic imaging for medical journals, textbooks, patient documentation, and public relations.
Jon’s background also includes experience in videography, and he has collaborated in the filming and production of the award-winning documentary Halsted that aired on PBS stations nationwide.  Jon earned his BA in media communications from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and did his graduate work at Notre Dame of Maryland University where he received  his MA in contemporary communications. Jon may be contacted at jrchris@jhu.edu.





Frederick Dubs, BFA, RBP

fred_biopicFrederick Dubs, BFA, RBP, is a Senior Medical Photographer in Pathology Photography and Graphics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, he holds a BFA in photography, a Letter of Recognition in digital imaging from CCBC Catonsville, and is a Registered Biological Photographer (RBP).
Fred is experienced in many areas of medical and biological photography and communications. His work has appeared in textbooks, journals, Web pages, and promotional materials. Fred has received numerous national, international, and Best of Show awards for his biological and scientific photography.
With over 30 years of experience at Johns Hopkins, he can help you with your photographic projects, everything from specimens, experiments, and surgical operations to passports, portraits, and group photos, for publication and public relation uses.  Fred may be contacted at 410-955-3843, or by email, fwdubs@jhmi.edu.



Rick Tracey, RBP 

rtSpecializing in digital imaging, scientific and educational poster creation, desktop publishing and simple graphic illustration and design, Rick is proud to be the first in our Lab to make a successful transition from the photography to computer graphics. With over 29 years of experience in the field and having received his RBP (Registered Biological Photographer) certification, Rick brings a unique knowledge of both medical photography and graphics, an asset in assisting our customers in presentation graphics and poster preparation.
The title of Digital Imaging Specialist allows Rick to produce a large range of graphic design and production, including brochure design and printing, digital composite prints for journal submission, newsletters, flyers, and much more.   Rick is accomplished in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft PowerPoint,  with proficiency in other major photographic/web design software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver.
Recently Rick developed a passion for digital painting and digital art.  Although continuing his digital art, Rick has put it aside recently and has begun working strictly in traditional watercolors.  Having greatly enjoyed taking this new step in his artwork, Rick plans to continue developing his painting skills.
Rick is available during business hours at 410-955-3843 or by email, rtracey@jhmi.edu.