I am delighted to discover that I have also won both the Documentary and Landscape categories in this years Julia Margaret Cameron awards! Again, my complete and sincere thanks to the JMC judging panel for selecting my work, which I hope will help to highlight some of the issues illustrated below :

WENDY CARRIG | WINNER | DOCUMENTARY | SINGLE

This is Kate Morrissey who received a custodial sentence as a result of her heroin addiction. She is now an NHS manager, and leads campaigns to bring about reform of the criminal justice system. See her moving and inspiring TED talk “Do we truly believe in rehabilitation?”

WENDY CARRIG | HONORABLE MENTION | DOCUMENTARY | SERIES

These images were taken last year on the road from Cardiff to Greenham Common. I documented a reenactment of the nine day 110 mile protest march that started the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp – the largest female-led protest since suffrage. To find out more about this initiative please take a look at the work by activist group Greenham Women Everywhere, or check out my previous blog post on this event here.

WENDY CARRIG | WINNER | LANDSCAPE | SERIES

More Wallander than Broadchurch, this small urban hamlet with incongruous planting and strange street furniture appears no more than a ribbon of mid-century houses between vast wastelands and the sea. This is a series from my ongoing personal project titled Urban Palms.

Massive congratulations to all the other winners and finalists in this year’s JMC awards. Click here to see all of the selected imagery

I have just been announced as a winner in the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron awards. This is hugely exciting and I am very grateful to the judging panel.

WENDY CARRIG | WINNER | ADVERTISING & FASHION | SINGLE

The JMC awards, an international photography competition for women photographers, take their name from one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century Julia Margaret Cameron recognising her pioneering contribution to photography.

WENDY CARRIG | HONORABLE MENTION | ADVERTISING & FASHION | SINGLE

Big shout out to the incredible team of creatives who worked on this fashion story with me, freely giving of their time and talent :

Talent : Kate Orr & family

Art director : Jo Bell

Fashion stylist : Sophie Kenningham @ Frank Agency

Makeup & Hair artist : Dina Catchpole @ Frank Agency

Photography Assistant : Julie Stewart

Thanks also to Victoria Gaiger, the founder & Creative Director at RakesProgress magazine, for featuring this work in her award-winning publication.

WENDY CARRIG | HONORABLE MENTION | ADVERTISING & FASHION | SERIES

With the recent demise of the ‘traditional’ glossy magazine, I am grateful for independent publications like RakesProgress, and photography awards such as the JMC, as important spaces for photographers and other creatives to showcase personal projects.

Many thanks again for taking the time to look and read.

Wendy x

Big thanks to party hostess Manon Molenaar at Models1. Florals & ruffles styled for GH by fashion director Amanda Marcantonio, assisted by Corin Ripley. Afternoon tea and party games were styled by interior stylist Michelle Lester. Perfect party makeup & hair by Ian McIntosh at Arlington Talent. Many thanks also to my Photo assistant Julie Stewart, and digital operator Mr.Mark Griffiths. We photographed at beautiful Stonewall Park through JJ Locations, and our shoot was produced by Karina Dial at Hearst.

All photography by me Wendy Carrig

Let’s get this party started!

I am extremely honored to have this project selected by the judges – Jennie Ricketts trustee at Autograph Gallery and the Martin Parr Foundation, and Isabelle Von Ribbentrop the Executive Director of the Prix Pictet.

The Greenham Women’s Peace Camp was the largest female-led protest since suffrage, and led to the international ban of Cruise missiles. But this extraordinary event has largely been written out of history. Last year the activist group Greenham Women Everywhere recreated the protest march from Cardiff to Newbury [that started the Peace Camp] to once again highlight the achievements of these remarkable women.

It was an honor to walk alongside and document this new protest march from Cardiff to Greenham Common. Below is a series of 15 selected works, from this extensive project, that have been shortlisted for the 37th Association of Photographers(AOP)Awards.

Walking for 110 miles over nine days, the pain of polluted roads and thunderous traffic was accompanied by camaraderie and song.

Original Greenham Women shared inspiring, and sometimes terrifying stories, of their time spent at the peace camp, with a new generation of impassioned activists.

Their aim, to highlight the urgent crises of the climate emergency, nuclear weapons escalation, daily violence against women, extreme hunger, and social inequality, could not be more timely.

Having my work chosen for this category, in a genre I am not generally known for, really means a lot to me. I hope that my photography will help highlight the important work initiated by Greenham Women Everywhere.

You can’t kill the spirit!

Very happy to have two works selected as finalists by legendary fashion photographer Koto Bolofo.

© WENDY CARRIG | FINALIST | FASHION

Many thanks again to the creative teams : Art Director – Jo Bell, Styling – Sophie Kenningham, Hair & Makeup – Helen Walsh and Dina Catchpole, Models Dayane Gomes and Kate Orr, and special thanks Perfect Bound Magazine.

© WENDY CARRIG | FINALIST | FASHION

Good luck to all the finalists. Check out the work here.

Gold & Silver winners will be announced at the AOP Awards party tomorrow evening. Maybe see you there? Tickets available here

Many thanks to The Times for featuring one of my images from the Greenham Women 110 mile protest march.

Bringing together original Greenham Women with a new generation of activists. “Walking in the footsteps of our foremothers to highlight the multi crises of the climate emergency, nuclear weapons escalation, extreme hunger, social inequality, daily violence against women, and more.”

A series of this work has been chosen as a finalist in the 37th AOP photography awards.

A video showing all the finalists for the 37th Association of Photographers Awards has just been released and can be seen here.

I am very pleased that two of my images have been selected for FASHION. This category was judged by one of my photography heroes Koto Bolofo whose work I have hugely admired for many years.

I am also honored to have work selected in the PROJECT category – a series of Black & White photographs from a portfolio I created last year documenting a one hundred mile protest march by the activist group Greenham Women Everywhere. PROJECT was judged by photography expert Jennie Ricketts together with Isabelle Von Ribbentrop from Prix Pictet.

All photography will be exhibited at the AOP Awards party on April 20th, where the winners will be announced.

Maybe see you there?

Nothing but a Curtain © Zula Rabikowska

As part of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations it was my huge honour to be part of the curation panel for WOMAN an exhibition of extraordinary photography by f22 Women Photographers at the AOP. The final roll call of women & non-binary photographers selected for inclusion lists some of the foremost photographers working in the industry today :

Rhiannon Adam, Carol Allen Storey, Eleanor Bentall, Julia Bostock, Eleanor Church, Heidi Coppock Beard, Nadia Correia, Felicity Crawshaw, Sophie Ebrard, Jillian Edelstein, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Nancy-Anne Harbord, Olivia Hemingway, Elisabeth Hoff, Chantel King, Jenny Lewis, Laura Lewis, Sandra Lousada, Hannah Maule Ffinch, Carolyn Mendelsohn, Anne-Marie Michel, Patricia Niven, Laura Pannack, Kate Peters, Zula Rabikowska, Helen Roscoe, Jo Sax, Carol Sharp.

The exhibition was created by the f22 working group, and is featured throughout March on the AOPawards.com site and the @f22aop and @AssocPhoto Instagram.

The #SheTakesOver initiative was created by advertising agency adamandeveDDB to highlight women and non-binary photographers working in the creative industries. The campaign runs throughout the Women’s History Month of March, and creative work submitted by talent can be seen on the @she.takes.over social channel and those of their partners Campaign Magazine, Free The Work and Equal Lens, as well as signed agencies and companies from around the globe. “All this with the important aim of getting talent commissioned.”

Do check out the work of some super talented creators.

I’m pleased to support and take part in this initiative. The images shown here were all selected for inclusion. Image credits :

models – Kate Orr & Alejandra Du Sol

Art Director – Jo Bell

Fashion Stylist – Sophie Kenningham

Makeup & Hair – Dina

Photo Assistant – Julie Stewart

Digital Operator – Gemma Gravett

Photographer – Wendy Carrig

New editorial for RakesProgress magazine issue #14 starring Kate Orr and family.

Creative direction by Jo Bell. Jo also created the canvas, and the drawings are by her father Roy Bell, a prolific modernist artist of the 1960s.

Fashion styling by Sophie Kenningham, and Makeup & hair by Dina Catchpole, both represented by Frank Agency.

Photography by me Wendy Carrig assisted by the Julie Stewart.

behind the scenes photography by Julie Stewart

I last photographed Kate Orr in the noughties. Together with Jo Bell we worked on editorial and advertising assignments both here and abroad. I’ll retrieve some of these from my archive to share here in the coming weeks.

And in case you’re not familiar with rakesrogress magazine, it is a most beautifully crafted & inspiring independent print publication dedicated to ‘the art of gardens, plants and flowers’.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy

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I am very proud to have one of my images selected for the Turner Contemporary Poster Exhibition together with this roll call of extraordinary artists.

The exhibition is part of the Turner Contemporary Open which runs until 20th February 2022. The various posters can be seen dotted around East Kent railway stations creating a kind of art trail treasure hunt. Please let me know if you spot this one.

My featured image is part of an ongoing series titled On This Line That Divides. An exploration of the extraordinary Dymchurch Wall, a four mile sea defence on the south Kent coast overlooking vast sands, and where refugees have recently come ashore.

Tomorrow I will be presenting a workshop titled ON ENTERING PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. The workshop was originally created by @f22aop women photographers, responding to the fact that women weren’t entering photography awards in the same way or numbers as their male counterparts. The workshop will cover how entering photography awards can improve confidence in your photographic practice, help gain visibility for your work, and how this can progress your career.

The workshop is open to all members of the Association of Photographers (AOP) and registration is via eventbrite. Hope to see you there!

Massive thanks to all the teams I had the good fortune to work with throughout another extraordinary and challenging year. My thanks also to you for taking the time to respond to my posts. Your support and encouragement is always greatly appreciated. I wish you a happy, healthy, and truly inspiring new year X

More new photo stories coming soon, meanwhile here is a snapshot of last year’s highlights as chosen by Instagram’s #2021bestnine. Click links for full team credits.

  1. Veridiana Ferreira on set for Avon
  2. My Greenham Women exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate
  3. Womanhood Academy for girls, shortlisted for the Portrait of Humanity award
  4. My Greenham Women exhibition at The Base Greenham, Newbury
  5. On set with Lisa Snowdon & team
  6. On set with Liddie Holt and friends
  7. Rosalinde photographed in my favorite seaside location on Kent’s south coast
  8. Alejandra Du Sol for my ongoing project The Story of the Grey Dress
  9. Cruisin’ with Cindy Robbins photographed aboard the Spirit of Adventure

Rush Hour, Puglia

Thank you for your continued support and kindness throughout another extraordinary year. I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday and an inspiring and fulfilling 2022.

Wendy

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Jennifer Cole @LindenStaub & Annika Dop @Models1 were the stars of this GH Christmas fashion story. Fashion director Amanda Marcontonio put on the glitz, with assistance from Millie Moss. Make up artist Lisa Valencia added the sparkle and sheen, and hair artist Sven Bayerbach created all the quiffs and curls. Many thanks to my assistants Declan Slattery on lights, and digital operator Bruce Horak, also producer Fiona Andrews at Hearst, and the manager and staff at The Dixon, Tower Bridge.

We can still put on the glitz, even if it’s just for a party in our own front room! Life is for living. You can’t kill the [Christmas] spirit x

What a joy to work with the lovely Lisa Snowdon again! I began photographing Lisa in the nineties for various brands and publications, and worked with her more recently here. You may know Lisa for her work in TV & radio presenting. She has also created the Get Lifted podcast encouraging conversations around self-care and the menopause.

Women can often feel invisible when they hit their fifties, and so clothing company Kaleidoscope created their #circa50 campaign to help address issues around ageism. To support this they chose to work with a creative team who also fitted their #circa50 criteria. It was really refreshing to work with a fashion brand who want to celebrate age “both in front of and behind the camera.”

Many thanks to the brilliant team – L to R : Zoe Irwin hair artist, (Wendy Carrig photographer), the fabulous Lisa Snowdon, makeup artist and perfumier Amanda Grossman, and fashion director Tracey Sayer . Team photo by digital operator Gemma Gravett and studio lighting by Julie Stewart. My special thanks to Ed Watson and team at Prew for making this happen.

To see more of the campaign featuring Lisa and shot by me, do check out this great feature by the good people at The INDUSTRY Fashion.

This is Kate Orr wearing the grey dress, or as she calls it “the brown dress”.

My lovely spotty brown dress caught my eye in Primark and became a staple item for castings back in the day. I seem to remember a few of us (models) had that dress at castings. Nobody minded, we all wore it differently. I kept my dress for about 10 years and wore it a lot. It was still good to go when I sent it to the charity shop. I have a few key items in my wardrobe that I have had for over 10 years, and I still wear today.”

Many thanks to supermodel Kate Orr. Hair & makeup by Dina at Frank Agency. Styling by Kate Orr and Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency. Photo Assisting by Julie Stewart. Extra special thanks to Art Director Jo Bell. Photography by me Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative agency.

This grey dress was bought from a charity shop and shows a ‘made in Spain’ Primark label. But #whereismyfabricfrom and #whomademyclothes? Any clues?

No new clothes were purchased in the production of this photoshoot.

Another chance to see selected photography from my Greenham Common portfolio, opening today at The Base Greenham. All images were taken at the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp in January / February 1985.

I am excited to be exhibiting alongside Jemima Brown‘s wonderful Peace Camp figures. Also at the gallery will be David Hockney‘s Hockney & Hollywood.

We were the only passengers on this voyage, cruising through the calmest waters on the hottest day.

Many thanks to this wonderful team – models Cindy Robbins at Models1 and Nicola Griffin at Milk Model Management…

…makeup artist Nadira Persaud, hair artist Ian Mackintosh, fashion editor Wendy Rigg, fashion stylist Becky John, the fabulous team of Louise Robinson, Jasmine Perry & Gavin Shaw at Saga, and my super team Julie Stewart & Will Richards.

We sailed on into the night aboard the cruise ship Spirit of Adventure.

A new exhibition of my COMMON PEOPLE photography (including previously unseen images) opens at The Base this autumn. I am delighted to be showing my work alongside Jemima Brown‘s Peace Camp, and David Hockney‘s Hockney & Hollywood.