Jonathan is a volunteer with the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. His most proud moment was when the crew saved the lives of two professional yachtsmen whose vessel had failed in gale-force winds. I asked Jonathan about his motivation and he said : “I try to help people, and if I got into trouble at sea, I would want to know there would be someone there for me.
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.
My thanks to judges Simon Bainbridge at the British Journal of Photography, Parveen Narowalia at British Vogue, and Martin Usborne at Hoxton Mini Press, who are also publishing the forthcoming book.
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