***UPDATE - EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF JULY 2019**
Representatiion on the Line: (Un)framing our Identities
You are invited to the launch party and private view of this collaborative
exhibition from the RPS Hundred Heroines initiative, in which female
photographers explore the theme of identity.
I will be exhibiting a series of portraits illustrating modern gender
performance and the new gender-fluid approach to beauty without boundaries,
originally commissioned for Perfect Bound magazine.
I hope to see you there!
Portrait of model Liddie Holt with her friend Vincent the Daschund
I am truly delighted to receive a prestigious Association of Photographers'
The AOP Awards are generally acknowledged as the photography BAFTAs and
gold is their highest accolade. There is no given with a gold; some years
there are none awarded, it is simply at the discretion of the judges.
This year there were eight golds and two of them went to women photographers,
this ratio reflecting the current statistics of women photographers working
within our industry.
I received my award in the Fashion & Beauty category, and my fellow female
awardee is the talented Tina Hillier for her Documentary series.
Click to see all of this year's finalists.
My thanks to all of the team who worked on this story with me: Art Director
Jo Bell, Stylist Maria Francolini, Hair & makeup Lizzie Court, Photo Assistant
Julie Stewart and of course Liddie Holt & Vincent(pictured) and Forever
Young magazine for publishing.
Although the nature of our industry has changed in recent years as traditional
magazines disappear from the newsstands, it is our love of photography
that continues to fire our passion to create what we always hope will
be beautiful, memorable imagery.
Pictured with me above are my friend and talented art director Jo Bell, and
also my wonderful and supportive agents Anita Grossman & Rosie Harrison
of A&R CREATIVE who have been representing me a record-breaking twenty five years!
Massive thanks to Clara Mercer from the British Fashion Council who judged
my category and chose my winning picture! And to Seamus, Rachel, Nick and all
team AOP for putting on a cracking show at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf.
See you all next year!
p.s. The exhibition showing all 200+ Awards finalists is still on show
at One Canada Square until the end of May and, as overheard at the Awards
party, "I've just seen the exhibition and was surprised at how much better
the pictures looked in print than on my screen." Now there's an idea...
For more photography by Wendy Carrig please visit her website
I'm pleased and honored to have my photograph of the Buddhist Monk
Emma Slade chosen for the shortlist of The Portrait of Humanity Award.
This is a new global award founded by the British Journal of Photography
and Magnum Photos. My photograph will be included in the accompanying
book and winners will be announced at the launch event on May 23rd.
The picture unfolded between takes on a portrait assignment for Perfect
Bound magazine. The Long Goodbye shows a genuine moment of emotion as
Buddhist Monk & charity founder Emma Slade says farewell to her friend
Fitch, the graceful Great Dane who sadly passed away a few weeks after
the photograph was taken.
Previously a London investment banker Emma turned to Buddhism after
being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint whilst on a business trip
Many thanks again to Emma, and Fitch's owner Michelle Parker.
Also Madeleine Smith, Julie Read & Betty Brigstocke-Williams.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
The exhibition for the 2019 Association of Photographers Awards opens
today at One Canada Square Canary Wharf, until 31st May.
My photograph of Liddie Holt with Vincent has been selected by the judges
and will feature in the exhibition and forthcoming Awards book.
Winners will be announced at the AOP Awards party on May 14th, to
coincide with PhotoLondon.
Many thanks to FY magazine for publishing our HOUNDS OF LOVE story
and to all of our fantastic team!
Starring Liddie Holt and Vincent at Storm Management
Art Direction by Jo Bell
Fashion Styling by Maria Francolini
Makeup and Hair by Lizzie Court
Production by Sam Turpin at Production Inc.
Photographer's Assistant Julie Stewart
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
The fabulous Fearne Cotton in collaboration with Dulux.
Huge thanks to Duncan Spires, Jude Collins,Justine Jenkins,
Lisa Eastwood, Sophie Melia, Melinda Ashton-Turner,Sinead McKeefry,
Julie Stewart, Gemma Gravett, Curtis Gibson and all the teams.
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
Behind-the-Scenes photography by Julie Stewart
The 209WOMEN book launches today via kickstarter. Showing new portraits
of all 209 women MPs photographed by 209 women photographers.
Included in the book is my portrait of Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan MP The
Shadow Minister for Sport.
The 209WOMEN project celebrates a centenary of votes for women, and
champions their visibility.
The original portraits can still be seen at the Open Eye Gallery Liverpool
until Sunday 14th April 2019.
NATALIE ADAMS volunteer RNLI crew member at Dungeness Lifeboat Station
I photographed Natalie at my pop-up studio at Dungeness last summer.
Her family have a long history with the RNLI and her father is the current
Coxwain at the station. They are very modest about their invaluable
work as volunteer lifesavers.
"I am the only female crew member at present but I would 100% recommend
volunteering to other women. I have always been made to feel so welcome
and part of the team. We are serious when we need to be but also have
a good laugh, and being part of a team you never feel like you are out
there on your own, and there is also great satisfaction knowing you've
helped someone at the end of the day. You don't need any sea going experience
as all training is provided, just a desire to learn and to get stuck in."
"Dungeness was famous for it's Lady Launchers in the past, so there
has always been a strong positive theme of female volunteers at the
station. One of our original Lady Launchers still volunteers as our
press officer, and we have other women on the team involved in station visits,
fundraising and youth education, and all give up their time to save
lives at sea."
Natalie also works full-time as Helm at Gravesend Lifeboat Station
on the river Thames. There are currently ten female crew and last year
they had their first all female shift.
"My proudest moment at the RNLI was my passing out ceremony as a Helm
f22 launches today to coincide with International Women's Day!
Over the last year there has been a surge in photography groups,
organisations, awards and initiatives set up in an attempt to equal
out the discrepancy between the numbers of women and men working as
commercial photographers - currently only 18% of photographers at the
AOP are women!
f22 will exist to provide a dedicated network for open discussion,
share knowledge and most importantly lobby towards changing the
gender inequality within our industry. #thefstartshere!
If you would like to join the AOP there is a new Accesss membership
@ £25 for the first year.
Or simply follow our progress on Instagram @f22aop
HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!