Posts from the AOP Category

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A curated selection from this year’s AOP Awards are showing at the Fuji House of Photography.

If you were unable to attend the Awards party this is another great opportunity to see the work in real life. Or as an art director friend once said to me at a previous Awards event “…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 a novel idea… ; )

I’m very pleased to have these two images included in the show :

NEW WAVE for Perfect Bound magazine
finalist 37th AOP Awards | fashion
CARRY GREENHAM HOME
finalist 37th AOP Awards | project
image © Fuji

The House of Photography is in Covent Garden, London, and the exhibition runs until the end of July.

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.

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!

Photo London is back, and opens at Somerset House this week. As well as all the exciting photography on show there are many accompanying talks and discussion panels. I will be taking part in a talk at The Arts Club with my colleagues from f22 – AOP Women Photographers – where we will be discussing what it’s really like to be a woman working in the photographic industry.

If you would like to attend this event please direct message me via Instagram, or the contact page on my website.

Self-Portrait is the latest group exhibition from f22 photographers, with images selected by guest curator Jaki Jo Hannan, founder of Equal Lens. The exhibition is part of a wider celebration of International Women’s Day and all images can be seen here until 31st March.

This image was originally included in a fashion editorial titled The Searchers published in Perfect Bound magazine, and photographed on the inspiring Lidham Hill Farm estate in Kent, courtesy of Jo at Farm Locations.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig All Rights Reserved

I am completely honored, and more than excited, to be the featured artist of the current Photo London magazine. Previous artists include Sarah Moon and Stephen Shore, both of whom are personal photography heroes.

My sincere thanks to Photo London, for including me in their publication, the Association of Photographers, for the nomination, and Kirsty Mackay for her curatorial eye.

The magazine includes an interview, a curated selection of works, and a behind the scenes video from a photo shoot with girl band Bananarama. You can view or download the complete issue here.

Wendy Carrig is represented by A&R Creative Agency

Exciting news, my series on ocean plastics has been awarded GOLD by the Association of Photographers.

I created these images, part of a larger series, to highlight the overwhelming quantities of discarded plastics that are polluting and choking our oceans. I hope exposure surrounding the AOP awards will help highlight the issue, and I am pleased to see there is already coverage on the BBC website and in today’s Guardian.

Meanwhile my thanks to Art Buyer & Creative Producer Kathy Howes who judged the Still Life & Object category and chose my series, and Creative Director Geoff Waring for encouraging me to explore my ideas in still life. As photographers we generally and naturally fall into shooting a particular genre. I am known for photographing people and therefore feel a greater achievement to have my work appreciated across genres.

On a final note, apparently I am the first woman to be a two times recipient of an AOP gold, which makes me extra proud.

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 Images first published in Perfect Bound magazine.

Wendy Carrig is represented by A&R Creative Agency London

Photo London opens to the public today, billed as the first International Photography fair online. There are lots of new and exciting works to view and admission is free.

Included are five of my images, selected for this year’s AOP Photography Awards. The Association of Photographers are one of the 100+ exhibitors and are showcasing all the finalists from this years Awards.

My images can also be viewed on the Artsy site :

Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019

“As individual as our personality, it will always be our own unique view of life that sets us apart..”





Massive thanks to the Association of Photographers. A short interview I made with them is published today. You can read the entire piece here

“We do not tolerate discrimination in any form”.
A letter from the Executive Director of the Association of Photographers
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The AOP is a trade association for everyone working in creative image-making. It has worked hard over the years to ensure that legislation and guidance in the areas of workplace best practice and copyright have always put the rights of the individual creator firmly at the centre.

We do not tolerate discrimination in any form and have been working to ensure that our members and team represent the world in which we work, in all its diversity.
We want to ensure that people from the BAME community feel part of us and our industry. We can, and always will, strive to do better, and we welcome any input from individuals and groups within these communities on how to address their needs and ensure representation within our sector and organisation at all levels.

To help further this process we will be launching a platform for those within our BAME membership to help us inform the organisation’s future and to ensure no one is exposed to racism, discrimination or barriers in any way. Similar to the f22 Women in Photography group, it is hoped that this will be one of the many positive ways we can help address the imbalances to access and achievement within our sector.

If you would like to be involved in this group and help progress this work please contact me seamus@aophoto.co.uk

Many thanks for your continued support

Seamus McGibbon
Executive Director 

Membership of the AOP is open to all photographers.  There are varying categories of membership, and the Access Membership scheme for emerging and established photographers is currently being offered FREE for three months during the Coronavirus crisis.

 

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Latest guidelines from the Association of Photographers for stills photography + moving image production.
Please feel free to download and share this information.
Includes :
1. GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES, MEDICAL INFORMATION, KEY PRINCIPLES
2. AOP BEST PRACTICES
3. COVID-19 HEALTH STATEMENT
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The AOP are also currently offering FREE ‘Access’ membership, so you can access information and support, especially helpful during these difficult times.

 

 

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 INFORMATION

The AOP are continuing to monitor all genuine and verified sources of information and have created a dedicated web page where you can find up-to-date information and guidance from the government as well as lots of other relevant sources.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES

In addition to giving members a three month subscription holiday, the AOP are also offering FREE Access Membership from now until the end of June, after which you can stay on as a member.  Use the code COMMUNITY.

 

LOBBYING & CAMPAIGNING ACTIVITY

The AOP has been lobbying and campaigning hard on behalf of their freelance and self-employed members, and together with the British Photographic Council a package of support is being discussed, debated and fast-tracked through Parliament as part of the Coronavirus Bill.  More updates to come on this.

 

I hope this information may be helpful in these extraordinary times.  For more updates from the AOP please checkout their twitter feed.

Keep safe.

Wendy

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Liddie Holt

NEWS FEATURE FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

We talk to Wendy Carrig who won a Gold in the 2019 Awards.  Wendy, a 
long term member, has been instrumental in reinstating the f22 group - 
Women Photographers at the AOP. Read more to find out about her winning 
image and the overall impact her continued involvement with the Awards 
has had on her career.


Tell us more about your Selected image and the story behind it?

This image forms part of a series of fashion portraits of photographer,
dog hotelier and ex-model Liddie Holt, taken at her home in Somerset.
This was a personal collaborative project that was later accepted for
publication.

Can you tell us something surprising about the image?

There were a number of dogs on set that day including dachshunds Ernie
and Vincent; and a gentlemen of a Giant Irish Wolfhound called big Ron.
It was also my assistant’s birthday, but she didn’t tell us! So a big
shout out to superwoman Julie Stewart!


What impact has being a gold winner in last year’s awards had on your career? 

Winning GOLD was euphoric and surreal, and I even received two new work
commissions the day after the Awards ceremony. I’ve since been invited
to speak at a number of photography colleges; and I am currently enjoying
judging SUN#31 the Shot Up North Photography Awards. Winning increases
profile and confidence, and gives conformation that the work we create
is enjoyed and appreciated. It has spurred me on to explore different
areas of photography and always challenge the perceived limits of my
own creativity.


What does the AOP do for you? 

The first year I set up on my own as a photographer I joined AFAEP and
was very pleased to have an image accepted into the Awards. That year
the Awards ceremony was held at London’s Cafe Royal and my work and
name was put in front of an amazing audience of high profile clients
and art directors. This type of exposure was a massive springboard into
the industry for me (possibly even more so in the days before social
media) and helped to immediately establish my career.  This year I
was pleased to be involved in the relaunch of f22, the AOP women’s
photography group. We aim to support AOP women photographers at all
stages of their career and challenge the continuing gender inequality
within our industry.

Have you got any advice for photographers considering entering the next awards? 

Be original. Be brave.  If you are not sure whether to enter your work
show it to your colleagues or share it on social media to help gauge
response, but make your own decisions. Take responsibility for and be
proud of the work you have created.

And women photographers, if we all enter at least one more image than
we did last year we could help make a difference to the gender imbalance
at the Awards, the AOP and the wider photographic industry.

Good luck to all!


PHOTO CREDITS :
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

	

 

 

I am truly delighted to receive a prestigious Association of Photographers' 
GOLD award!
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!
Wendy x

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

Liddie Holt

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