I'm pleased and honored to have my photograph of the Buddhist Monk
Emma Slade shortlisted for 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 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
More from this story in volume #2 of Perfect Bound magazine.
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 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.
Many thanks to Feng Gu at The China Photography Association for
featuring my work in their magazine.
Here is a translation of the interview :
1 Could you tell me your experiences in photography?
I studied photography at Salisbury College of Art before moving to
London to work for four years as an apprentice, mainly to the music
and portrait photographer Mike Owen; he introduced me to the legendary
surrealist photographer Angus McBean whom I also had the pleasure of
I set up on my own in 1990.
2 Introduce your job of commercial photography? Do you take documentary
photography now? How do you deal with the relationship of commercial
photography and documentary photography?
Most of my commercial work comes via A&R Creative Agency – a wonderful
team who have represented me for 25 years. I am regularly commissioned
for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and portraiture assignments - recent clients
include NBC/The Bi-Life, Triumph, Elle Germany and Stella Telegraph magazine.
I am also known for my portrait photography. My work has been selected for
both catalogue cover and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic
Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery London; and I have won the
AOP best in category award for portraiture at the Association of Photographer’s
Awards. Recent sittings include the Olympian athlete Tessa Sanderson CBE,
the MP Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan, Buddhist nun Emma Slade, the girl band
Bananarama, and Ayda Field Williams.
I am considering working on a new documentary project, but nothing has
been decided upon yet.
3 What is the Greenham Common Peace Camp? Could you introduce it to
our Chinese readers?
Greenham Common is a former British RAF (Royal Air Force) base. During
the Cold War period in the 1980s the British government allowed American
nuclear missiles to be installed there. Many people were outraged at
this act and a group of women demonstrators made a peaceful protest by
walking 100 miles from Wales to Greenham Common. The number of protestors
eventually grew into thousands and Peace Camps were set up encircling
the base and became women-only. Their mission, to peacefully disrupt
the movement and deployment of nuclear missiles.
4 Did you join it? Tell some stories about it and you?
I was a photography student during the mid-1980s and visited the
Peace Camp for my final year project. I stayed at Greenham for a
couple of weeks during a very cold winter - sleeping under tarpaulin,
eating donated food and wearing donated clothes. Every morning police
and bailiffs would evict us from the site, and as soon as they had
left we would return to relight the campfire for warmth, tea, talk
and songs; and some women would plot and plan and eventually by
nightfall would cut through the wire fence that surrounded the base,
and often be arrested found sitting alongside a nuclear missile.
5 When you shot these photos of COMMON PEOPLE did you you think there
will be an exhibition of your work 30 years later?
No, not at all, the pictures have been stored in my negative files
until only last year.
6 What do you want to convey through these photos?
My pictures mainly show quiet, domestic life at the Peace Camp. I realise
now that this vision is possibly unique, as by excluding all men from
the camps would have also meant excluding most photographers, as photography
at that time was very much male dominated.
7 How do you think the photography experiences affected your later
As a student I was interested in both documentary and fashion photography.
As a professional photographer I fell into working in the fashion industry
as I was inspired by the photographers, mainly fashion photographers, whom
I had assisted. In recent years I have been working towards more portrait
commissions as I like to show a reality and truth in my work. Re-visiting
my Greenham pictures has made me reconsider my early thoughts on documentary
photography and I am now looking for new ways I can take this forward in my
8 What do you think about as a woman photographer in shooting beauty,
I believe that whatever genre of photography I choose to work in – beauty,
fashion, lifestyle, portraiture, documentary etc - my creative style
as a photographer is as individual and unique as the personality of
any photographer, regardless of gender.
9 How many years do you take photography as a career? And How do you
keep your passion alive in photography?
Next year I will be celebrating thirty years as a professional photographer.
The advent of digital cameras was definitely a moment that boosted my
passion for photography – I often prefer to work with daylight, so the
extra film and shutter speeds combined with auto-focusing allowed me
to push the boundaries of my vision.
10 Could you give some advice to our readers about how to take a nice
A ‘nice’ photograph doesn’t have to be technically perfect, but I think
it does have to convey something of a message to it’s audience. There is
usually a reason for taking a photograph so it is important that your
audience understands the message or story you are trying to convey.
Photography like art is only ‘nice’ if the viewer believes it to be so.
I always question my own work by asking myself “Is it real..?”
“do I believe..?”.
COMMON PEOPLE can be seen at the Greenham Common Control Tower
until this Saturday 9th March.
My COMMON PEOPLE photography exhibition continues at Greenham Common
Control Tower Thursday-Sunday until 9th March 2019. The gallery will
then open on Sunday 10th March for a private view, where Dr.Meg Thomas
from the Tower will be in conversation with myself, and Beccy
Trowler QC who is featured in the exhibition and whose image is on the
exhibition poster. Tickets for this event are £8.50 available from
Greenham Common Control Tower
Many thanks to Lin Wilkinson for this wonderful review featured in
The Newbury Weekly News 3rd January 2019 edition.
My COMMON PEOPLE photography exhibition continues at the Greenham Common
Control Tower Berkshire until 9th March - open Thursdays to Sundays.
For more photography by Wendy Carrig please visit WWW.WENDYCARRIG.CO.UK
On 14th December 1918, one hundred years ago today, women voted for
the first time, and in that same year the first female MP was elected.
To mark this significant moment in history the 209women artist-led
initiative has taken over parliament. 209 new photographic portraits
of all the female MPs, shot exclusively by female photographers, are
now hanging in the once male-dominated gallery at Portcullis House
My portrait of Dr.Rosena Allin-khan MP, the Shadow Minister for Sport.
Dr.Rosena was buzzing with energy and ideas at our makeshift studio on
the Commons Terrace. We ended the photoshoot with her performing a series
of spontaneous star jumps before dashing across London to continue her
work as a medical doctor at St.George's A&E.
My thanks to Frances Prescott for Dr.Rosena's makeup & hair, Julie Stewart
for photography assistance, and Leah Band for her work in post production.
Also massive thanks to the photographer Hilary Wood who conceived the
idea for, and created 209women, and to all the other women photographers
and MPs involved with this project whom it is my privilege to be associated with
The exhibition previewed last night at Portcullis House, Houses of
Parliament, and opens to the public from today. Click here to book tickets.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
My COMMON PEOPLE exhibition featured on the BBC news website today
Exhibition runs until 9th March 2019 at the Greenham Common Control Tower
Really thrilled to discover I have been nominated for the Royal
Photographic Society's Hundred Heroines!
"2018 is being hailed as the Year of the Woman, it marks the centenary
of women’s suffrage in the UK and has seen significant steps taken to
highlight women’s rights – from the #metoo and Times Up movements to
increased awareness of the gender gap and global protests fighting for
Through the Hundred Heroines initiative, The RPS is adding its voice
to the global discussion."
Thank you to whoever nominated me, really very much appreciated.
And congratulations to all the heroines I sit alongside with on the list.
It's a real honour.
"The AOP Photography Awards is the most prestigious &
highly respected competition for photographers worldwide.."
I am extremely pleased & proud that four of my pictures
have been selected by the judges as finalists in the
Association of Photographer's 33rd Photography Awards.
The Awards Presentation & Party takes place this Thursday
13th October 2016 at The Old Truman Brewery London.
Exhibition runs until Monday 16th October.
All photography © copyright Wendy Carrig
I'm very pleased to have these photographs chosen as part of a
new photography exhibition curated by A&R Photographic and
showing at MullenLowe Group until the end of June.
Photography by Wendy Carrig
These photographs have been selected as part of a new
group photography exhibition curated by my agents
A&R photographic London.
Showing at McCannLondon until the end of April.
Photography by Wendy Carrig
Selected by the Association of Photographers for their latest exhibition CELEBRATION
The AOP Photography Awards is the most prestigious and highly respected competition for photographers worldwide.
I am thrilled to have this image chosen for the Association of Photographer's 32nd AOP Photography Awards.
The Awards Party & Presentation takes place this Thursday 8th October at The Old Truman Brewery London.
Model - Julia Evans at lenis models
Beauty Direction - Karena Callen at Angeli&co
Hair - Alex Price at Frank Agency
MakeUp - Frances Prescott at s:management
Digital Operator - Jo-Anna Rohmann
Photography Assistant - Hannah Hughes
Photography by Wendy Carrig - All rights reserved
Selected by the Association of Photographers for their latest exhibition SEPARATION
I was recently invited to set & judge the portrait brief for the Association of Photographers
Student Awards 2015.
"..a simple brief, a portrait shot in portrait format - the challenge is to show engagement &
personality yet still produce a compelling & memorable image.."
The winners will be announced at tonight's awards ceremony at The Print Space, London.
Here are my chosen finalists :
Good luck to
Jennifer Brown Jessica Kelly, Samuel Bennett
Matthew Jones, Pavel Tamm
John Buckley, Alice Clarkson, Jade Berry
Harry Brown, Lauren Russell
Joanne Banks Ross Parker,
Will Davies, Luke Smith
All photographs subject to copyright by the respective author
I was recently invited to curate a new photography exhibition for the Liverpool International Photography Festival
My brief, to select images from the AOP Photography Awards and re-present them in response to the festival's theme
WOMEN MIGRATION + MEMORY. This turned into a most exciting and enjoyable venture, choosing and showing great photography
from award-winning photographers. Here are a few of my favourites..
Photograph by Markku Lahdesmaki
Photograph by Markku Lahdesmaki
Photograph by Uwe Deuttmann
Photograph by Paul Calver
Photograph by Julia Fullerton-Batten
The exhibition opened at historic St.George's Hall and the preview was attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and I had
the honor of being her guide. She was extremely impressed with the work on show, in particular George Logan's series
'wildlife on the edge of extinction' photographed for the Born Free Foundation, and Anthony Lycett's emotive portraits
of a woman with Alzheimer's, one of the Lord Mayor's charities. She was also very moved by Clare Park's brave and worthy
portrait 'my mother towards the end of her life' and together with Emma Smith (the festival's executive director) we three
agreed this picture was worthy of 'best in show'.
The festival runs until 31st May 2015
All photographs subject to copyright by the respective author.
I'm thrilled to be invited to judge the portrait category of the 2015 AOP Student Awards
The competition is open to students worldwide.
Closing date for entries Friday 1st May.