Posts from the portrait Category

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.

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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.

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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

I loved meeting and working with Dawn French. I have been a fan since her and Jennifer Saunders first appeared in The Comic Book Presents back in the eighties. A fabulous pioneering funny woman, talented actor, writer and author. Catch her this Christmas as Beatrix Potter, and in a timely revival of the Vicar Of Dibley (in lockdown). Laughter really is the best medicine ; )

Many thanks to Laura Beckwith, Jacqueline Hampsey and Gaby Huddart from Good Housekeeping magazine. Also Charlie Duffy makeup, Michael Douglas hair, Rachel Fanconi stylist, Gemma Gravett digital operator, Julie Stewart lighting assistant. Thanks also to the great team at The Worx Studios London.

Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency London. Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All rights reserved

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

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

I photographed Alex Jones for Stella magazine in June 2020, my first commissioned shoot since the beginning of lockdown.  Working in the #newnormal means temperature checks, face masks, face visors, individual computer screens, social distancing and the constant application of hand gel.  Alex, who has been working throughout lockdown, was completely at ease with all these changes.  A calm, consummate professional, and an absolute pleasure to meet and photograph.  You can read the full feature here
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With thanks to top team :
Krishna Sheth –  Director of Photography for Stella Magazine
Tona Stell– Style Editor at The Telegraph
Gemma Gravett – Digital Operator
Thanks also to the considerate team at Loft Studios
Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

Portrait of me by Gemma Gravett, thank you Gemma x

My sister has lived in the Puglia region of Italy for most of her adult life.  This week, as the Italian government eases it’s lockdown restrictions, she can leave her home for the first time in two months.  It’s also her birthday,  so I thought it would be nice to show some photography from her adoptive home.  Happy birthday Lynn Carrig x Ciao bella x

 

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All Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©1988

I think you can tell how happy I am to be on set with this gorgeous creature.  I am talking of course about Maddison the Dulux Dog photographed here (pre-Covid) with Dulux’s ambassador, the equally gorgeous Fearne Cotton.    Dogs can be the most calming and gentle of creatures and I would love to include one on all my photoshoots.  Meanwhile locked down at home in London I am hugely grateful for the company of our own four-legged friend who helps banish anxiety and brings us joy in these troubled times.

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Fearne Cotton for Dulux 'Colour Of The Year' campaign 2020
Massive thanks to ALL the teams on set, with special mention to :

TALENT - Fearne Cotton and Maddison the Dulux dog, with handler Ellen
Art Director - Duncan Squires
Wardrobe Stylist - Sinead McKeefry
Hair Artist - Paul Perkins
Makeup Artist - Justine Jenkins
Set Stylist - Melinda Ashton-Turner
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Lighting Assistants - Mark Griffiths + Renata Rodrigues

I hope you all keep safe until we meet again.

Wendy Carrig photographer is represented by A&R Creative Agency
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2020 All Rights Reserved

#clapforcarers I will be on my doorstep tonight at 8pm this evening, and every Thursday evening, showing support and solidarity for all the brave key workers who care for us and are ensuring our world can keep turning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s make some noise!
TEST! TEST! TEST! PPE! KEEP KEY WORKERS VIRUS FREE!
A massive and heartfelt thank you from all of us x

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

Photo : Dr.Rosena Allin-Khan MP, A&E doctor at St.George’s hospital Tooting.

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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

	

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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.

New fashion portraits starring Lisa Snowdon
Art direction - Jo Bell
Makeup and hair artist - Lizzie Court
Fashion Styling - Maria Francolini
Photographer's Assistant - Julie Stewart
Photographer - Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2019 All Rights Reserved

 

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This Sunday 4th August I will be setting up my outdoor pop-up
studio at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station offering free portrait
sittings as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
All are welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..

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This Sunday 4th August I will be setting up my outdoor pop-up
studio at Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station offering free portrait
sittings as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
All are welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..

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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
to Jakarta.

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.


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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

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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.

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"If I can help any woman who is going through breast cancer, then I
would feel that going through it myself would have a point to it..."

Vera Ora ambassador for the Future Dreams breast cancer charity
wearing clever swimwear designed by Melissa Odabash and produced by
the Amoena Company.

Photography by Wendy Carrig represented by A&R Creative agency
Photographer's assistant & bts photography - Julie Stewart
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Hair Artist - Mila
Makeup artist - Rina Steinberg

With massive thanks to Sam Moffatt and her wonderful team at Future Dreams.

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Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved