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.
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The Royal Photographic Society have been hosting an open call photography exhibition continuously since their inception in 1864. This year they received over 8,000 submissions from which the judges created a shortlist of 279, and I’m very pleased to have this portrait of girls from London’s Womanhood Academy selected for the shortlist.
Run by a collective of volunteers, all of African descent, the Womanhood Academy is a community youth group supporting the personal growth and empowerment of young women and girls. Their motto, Nurture A Girl, Raise A Nation.
My thanks again to Peaches Cadogan and team at Womanhood Academy, and Aundrieux Sankofa and team at Manhood Academy Also writer Sheryl Garratt, art director Jo Bell, photo assistant Julie Stewart and the team at Perfect Bound magazine.
My portraits of reform campaigner and TED speaker Kate Morrissey, and outsider artist Rachel Ara, are currently on show at Photo London as part of the Someone’s Daughter exhibition.
The exhibition, commissioned by The View magazine, is on show at Photo London until Sunday, and I’m pleased to be exhibiting alongside Nick Knight, Carol Allen Storey, Craig Easton, Laura Pannack, Nadav Kander, Hannah Starkey, Kristina Varaksina, Felicity Crawshaw, Poulomi Bassi, Conor Horgan, Harry Borden, Jennie Baptiste, Alba Duque, Billie Scheepers, Emily Garthwaite, Gavin Smith, Fiona Freund, Sarah Bennet, Amelia Troubridge.
Someone’s Daughter is an important new photography exhibition created by The View Magazine, lead campaigners for the rights of women in the criminal justice system. The View has commissioned twenty five international photographers, each to create new portraits of a woman activist/former prisoner, and a leading woman in the field of law/human rights. It was my pleasure and honour to photograph two extraordinary and inspiring women – campaigner Kate Morrissey and artist Rachel Ara.
The final portraits are being kept under wraps until the big reveal when the Someone’s Daughter exhibition opens at Photo London this autumn. The exhibition will then go on tour to venues including the House of Lords, and the National Justice Museum. The portraits will be auctioned, raising funds to help The View Magazine continue their vital work supporting women prisoners and their families, and a copy of each portrait will be donated to the National Portrait Gallery for it’s permanent collection.
My thanks to The View Magazine, it’s an honour to be included in this important initiative. The exhibition will be curated by renowned photography expert Jennie Ricketts, former picture editor of the Observer magazine, and trustee at Autograph gallery and the Martin Parr Foundation. I’m pleased to be exhibiting alongside photographers Alba Duque, Amelia Troubridge, Billie Scheepers, Carol Allen-Storey, Conor Horgan, Craig Easton, David O’Driscoll, Emily Garthwaite, Felicity Crawshaw, Gavin Smith, Hannah Starkey, Harry Borden, Jennie Baptiste, Kristina Varaksina, Laura Pannack, Nadav Kander, Nick Haddow, Nick Knight, Poulomi Basu, Sara Bennett.
You can see the full exhibition at Photo London from 8th-12th September 2021. Photo London is open to the public and tickets can be purchased here. Further exhibition dates and venues to be announced. If you wish to support The View Magazine you can subscribe or make a donation here.
All photography shown here by Wendy Carrig ©2021 All Rights Reserved
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
**Exhibition extended until 21st March 2021**
POW! is a charity celebrating and exploring issues around feminism, women and girls, and their annual festival is designed to coincide with International Women’s Day celebrations.
I love the genuine emotion in this picture of model Kate Groombridge with her sons, Kate showering her boys with love and they feeling safe in her embrace under the wings of her coat. The picture has been selected for HOPE the latest group photography exhibition from the AOP which opens today and can be viewed here. I especially recommend viewing the short film by Catherine Losing, a compelling story of her family’s journey.
Exhibiting photographers have also been asked five questions :
When did you first pick up a camera and what did you point it at? I was ten and photographed my parents on a family day out at the seaside. I wanted to know how it would feel to hold the camera and press the shutter, and perhaps more importantly I had begun to realise the importance of documenting a chosen moment.
What inspires you? My inspirations constantly change. Today they are most definitely family, friends, faces, love, light, scent, touch, emotion, laughter, a secret path, big sky, trees, the sea, changing seasons, setting sun, dawn, the past, the future.
What’s been your favourite location for a shoot? Iceland and Dungeness.
If you had a time machine what advice would you give to your younger self ? Just do it, there is more than you could ever imagine.
Which of the AOP benefits are most valuable to you? Friendship, especially with the fabulous women of the f22.
This picture is part of a series titled Heartland that I worked on with a wonderful team of creatives who all volunteer their time and creativity to producing personal projects. My thanks to art director Jo Bell, makeup and hair artist Lizzie Court, fashion stylist Maria Francolini, my assistant and forever birthday girl Julie Stewart and the forever young Kate Groombridge and family. The pictures were published in FY magazine and you can view all images from the original story here.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2021 All Rights Reserved
To accompany the opening of Actions of Art and Solidarity at the Kunstnernes Hus Norway this week, the curatorial team at the Office for Contemporary Art, Norway invited participating artists to contribute suggestions for a protest playlist:
Get Up, Stand Up – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Respect – Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On, Ku Klux Klan & Handsworth Revolution – Steel Pulse, and Beyonce – Run the World (Girls). Listen to these and more here.
Actions of Art & Solidarity opened today at the Kunstnernes Hus Oslo. This international group exhibition has been curated by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and I am absolutely thrilled to be invited as a participating artist, showing an extensive portfolio of my Greenham Common photography.
“…includes works by both national and international artists operating in the name of cultural, socio-political and environmental solidarity across various geographies and contexts…”
I am of course disappointed that I can’t be in Norway for the opening events, but I am hoping that I may get to see the exhibition [and meet the team] at the Kunstnernes Hus before it closes on March 21st. My sincere thanks to Katya Garcia-Anton, director and chief curator at OCA; Elsa Itzel Archundia Esquivel; Liv Brissach; also Astrid Vostermans the contemporary art publisher and founder of Valiz who is publishing the accompanying reader.
“Solidarity has re-entered the global zeitgeist with resounding force in the last decade. It has driven new thinking focused on countering systemic failures and outright abuses related to climate, economy, surveillance, health, gender and race amongst other issues. Actions of Art and Solidarity considers the central role that artists play within this historical shift in the new millenium, drawing parallels to synergic cases of the twentiethcentury.“
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig. All rights reserved
Six of my images have been chosen for this ‘people’s choice’ exhibition – many, many thanks to everyone who liked and left comments. All 58 images created by 28 photographers can be viewed here from today until 21st January.
Many thanks again to the original team that worked on the series : Jo Bell art director, Maria Francolini stylist, Lizzie Court hair & makeup, Sam Turpin at Production Inc, the amazing Julie Stewart; the team at FY magazine, and of course the most generous and delightful model, photographer, dog-hotelier and host, Liddie Holt (and friends) x
Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Year.
Exhibition curation by Rachel Rogers at the Association of Photographers. Photography copyright Wendy Carrig All Rights Reserved
The good people at adam&eveDDB have created an online Art Auction to raise funds for The Avenues Youth Project a North London Youth Club offering fun out-of-school activities for young people. The auction brief asked for work which focuses on championing diversity and the stories of people of colour.
Click here to view [and bid on] exciting photography and art by a diverse group of creatives – look out for my personal favourite, Stay at Home by collage artist Anna Bu Kliewer – and help raise funds for a great group of kids at The Avenues.
Auction ends 9pm this Sunday 13th December.
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
I found it incredibly moving watching this exhibition. At a time when visiting galleries has been difficult or impossible, the clever people at the British Journal of Photography have created something quite magical.
“400 photographs [from the 2019 and 2020 Portrait of Humanity award] ascending 130,000 feet into the stratosphere, broadcasting a message of peace and unity from humankind to space – and possibly even our extra-terrestrial counterparts.”
“There is more that unites us than sets us apart“
From take-off to landing, enjoy the whole exhibition here.
As always, my thanks to Emma Slade, Madeleine Smith, Julie Read, Betty Brigstock-Williams and the Parker family. Thanks also to the teams at Portrait of Humanity and British Journal of Photography.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018
Well this is interesting, one of my photographs is going to be shown in the first ever photography exhibition in Space!
Hosted by the British Journal of Photography, you are invited to a private view at 18.00GMT today, my portrait of Buddhist Monk Emma Slade will be exhibited as part of the BJP’s Portrait of Humanity award.
Here is a taster video.
More info to follow
©2018 copyright Wendy Carrig
The Space Between is a new photography exhibition showcasing work from f22 - women photographers at the AOP, and featuring five new pieces by me. Exploring the physical and emotional space between objects, people and nature, The Space Between opens today and runs until September 23rd.
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig All Rights Reserved.
This is a career highlight for me. My portrait of Jonathan Morgan, a volunteer lifesaver with the RNLI has been chosen as a winner of the Portrait of Britain award! There were over 13,000 entries to this photography competition, and the 100 winning images will be displayed in a public photography exhibition at the many JCDeceaux screens around the country.
I would also like to thank all the lifesavers and shore crew at RNLI Dungeness for continuing to support my pop-up portrait studio, and more importantly their undaunted work in saving lives at sea.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018
THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED
A unique event discussing law and protest by leading protest practitioners and hosted by Doughty Street Chambers London. This event aims to leave you inspired by protest, by providing an overview of the state of protest law, and mapping the changing nature of policing protest from Greenham Common to Extinction Rebellion. The event is combined with my COMMON PEOPLE photography exhibition which is currently on show in the Doughty Street Chambers private gallery and will form a visual backdrop to the evening. If you would like to attend the talk on Thursday 26th March, please message me here.
My COMMON PEOPLE photography exhibition is currently installed at Doughty Street Chambers,London, home to renowned international human rights and civil liberties barristers, including Beccy Trowler QC pictured here. I photographed Beccy, and other women peace protestors at Greenham Common, during the mid eighties in the midst of a particularly harsh winter - all as part of my photography degree whilst studying at Salisbury College of Art. Please message me if you would like to attend the private viewing event.
I was extremely honoured to be invited to judge this year's Shot Up North Awards, and also pleased to discover that I am the first woman photographer to be sole curator. For me photography is about passion, emotion, telling a story, conveying a message, and encouraging reaction. In selecting the winning images I chose them not just for their technical excellence, which is a given, but because of my positive knee-jerk reaction on first viewing them, and the continued enjoyment and empathy they evoke upon successive viewings. They will stand the test of time. My sincere congratulations to Tom Keen, Sean Knott and Simon Leach on Their winning entries, and to everyone who entered the #SUN31 photography awards. It was my great pleasure to judge such inspiring and emotive photography. You can see the final 50 images here
1st place Tom Keen
2nd place - Sean Knott
3rd place - Simon Leach
Pleased and honored that my portrait of Shan Khan has been selected for inclusion in Portrait Salon'19 - a Salon De Refuges, an exhibition of works rejected from this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The exhibition opens at the Royal Photographic Society in Bristol today until 28th November, before travelling to Harrogate to be part of the Photo North Festival from 30th November to 2nd December 2019. Originally taken as part of a series titled 'Beautifully Unconventional' for Perfect Bound magazine. Starring Shan Khan at First Model Management; with art director Karena Callen; fashion styling by Scarlet Williamson; hair by Heath Massi, assisted by Betty Bee; makeup artist Lica Fensome; shoot production A&R Creative Production. Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency Copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved.