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.

The #SheTakesOver initiative was created by advertising agency adamandeveDDB to highlight women and non-binary photographers working in the creative industries. The campaign runs throughout the Women’s History Month of March, and creative work submitted by talent can be seen on the @she.takes.over social channel and those of their partners Campaign Magazine, Free The Work and Equal Lens, as well as signed agencies and companies from around the globe. “All this with the important aim of getting talent commissioned.”

Do check out the work of some super talented creators.

I’m pleased to support and take part in this initiative. The images shown here were all selected for inclusion. Image credits :

models – Kate Orr & Alejandra Du Sol

Art Director – Jo Bell

Fashion Stylist – Sophie Kenningham

Makeup & Hair – Dina

Photo Assistant – Julie Stewart

Digital Operator – Gemma Gravett

Photographer – Wendy Carrig

New editorial for RakesProgress magazine issue #14 starring Kate Orr and family.

Creative direction by Jo Bell. Jo also created the canvas, and the drawings are by her father Roy Bell, a prolific modernist artist of the 1960s.

Fashion styling by Sophie Kenningham, and Makeup & hair by Dina Catchpole, both represented by Frank Agency.

Photography by me Wendy Carrig assisted by the Julie Stewart.

behind the scenes photography by Julie Stewart

I last photographed Kate Orr in the noughties. Together with Jo Bell we worked on editorial and advertising assignments both here and abroad. I’ll retrieve some of these from my archive to share here in the coming weeks.

And in case you’re not familiar with rakesrogress magazine, it is a most beautifully crafted & inspiring independent print publication dedicated to ‘the art of gardens, plants and flowers’.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy

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I am very proud to have one of my images selected for the Turner Contemporary Poster Exhibition together with this roll call of extraordinary artists.

The exhibition is part of the Turner Contemporary Open which runs until 20th February 2022. The various posters can be seen dotted around East Kent railway stations creating a kind of art trail treasure hunt. Please let me know if you spot this one.

My featured image is part of an ongoing series titled On This Line That Divides. An exploration of the extraordinary Dymchurch Wall, a four mile sea defence on the south Kent coast overlooking vast sands, and where refugees have recently come ashore.

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!

Massive thanks to all the teams I had the good fortune to work with throughout another extraordinary and challenging year. My thanks also to you for taking the time to respond to my posts. Your support and encouragement is always greatly appreciated. I wish you a happy, healthy, and truly inspiring new year X

More new photo stories coming soon, meanwhile here is a snapshot of last year’s highlights as chosen by Instagram’s #2021bestnine. Click links for full team credits.

  1. Veridiana Ferreira on set for Avon
  2. My Greenham Women exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate
  3. Womanhood Academy for girls, shortlisted for the Portrait of Humanity award
  4. My Greenham Women exhibition at The Base Greenham, Newbury
  5. On set with Lisa Snowdon & team
  6. On set with Liddie Holt and friends
  7. Rosalinde photographed in my favorite seaside location on Kent’s south coast
  8. Alejandra Du Sol for my ongoing project The Story of the Grey Dress
  9. Cruisin’ with Cindy Robbins photographed aboard the Spirit of Adventure

Rush Hour, Puglia

Thank you for your continued support and kindness throughout another extraordinary year. I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday and an inspiring and fulfilling 2022.

Wendy

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Jennifer Cole @LindenStaub & Annika Dop @Models1 were the stars of this GH Christmas fashion story. Fashion director Amanda Marcontonio put on the glitz, with assistance from Millie Moss. Make up artist Lisa Valencia added the sparkle and sheen, and hair artist Sven Bayerbach created all the quiffs and curls. Many thanks to my assistants Declan Slattery on lights, and digital operator Bruce Horak, also producer Fiona Andrews at Hearst, and the manager and staff at The Dixon, Tower Bridge.

We can still put on the glitz, even if it’s just for a party in our own front room! Life is for living. You can’t kill the [Christmas] spirit x

What a joy to work with the lovely Lisa Snowdon again! I began photographing Lisa in the nineties for various brands and publications, and worked with her more recently here. You may know Lisa for her work in TV & radio presenting. She has also created the Get Lifted podcast encouraging conversations around self-care and the menopause.

Women can often feel invisible when they hit their fifties, and so clothing company Kaleidoscope created their #circa50 campaign to help address issues around ageism. To support this they chose to work with a creative team who also fitted their #circa50 criteria. It was really refreshing to work with a fashion brand who want to celebrate age “both in front of and behind the camera.”

Many thanks to the brilliant team – L to R : Zoe Irwin hair artist, (Wendy Carrig photographer), the fabulous Lisa Snowdon, makeup artist and perfumier Amanda Grossman, and fashion director Tracey Sayer . Team photo by digital operator Gemma Gravett and studio lighting by Julie Stewart. My special thanks to Ed Watson and team at Prew for making this happen.

To see more of the campaign featuring Lisa and shot by me, do check out this great feature by the good people at The INDUSTRY Fashion.

This is Kate Orr wearing the grey dress, or as she calls it “the brown dress”.

My lovely spotty brown dress caught my eye in Primark and became a staple item for castings back in the day. I seem to remember a few of us (models) had that dress at castings. Nobody minded, we all wore it differently. I kept my dress for about 10 years and wore it a lot. It was still good to go when I sent it to the charity shop. I have a few key items in my wardrobe that I have had for over 10 years, and I still wear today.”

Many thanks to supermodel Kate Orr. Hair & makeup by Dina at Frank Agency. Styling by Kate Orr and Sophie Kenningham at Frank Agency. Photo Assisting by Julie Stewart. Extra special thanks to Art Director Jo Bell. Photography by me Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative agency.

This grey dress was bought from a charity shop and shows a ‘made in Spain’ Primark label. But #whereismyfabricfrom and #whomademyclothes? Any clues?

No new clothes were purchased in the production of this photoshoot.

Another chance to see selected photography from my Greenham Common portfolio, opening today at The Base Greenham. All images were taken at the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp in January / February 1985.

I am excited to be exhibiting alongside Jemima Brown‘s wonderful Peace Camp figures. Also at the gallery will be David Hockney‘s Hockney & Hollywood.

We were the only passengers on this voyage, cruising through the calmest waters on the hottest day.

Many thanks to this wonderful team – models Cindy Robbins at Models1 and Nicola Griffin at Milk Model Management…

…makeup artist Nadira Persaud, hair artist Ian Mackintosh, fashion editor Wendy Rigg, fashion stylist Becky John, the fabulous team of Louise Robinson, Jasmine Perry & Gavin Shaw at Saga, and my super team Julie Stewart & Will Richards.

We sailed on into the night aboard the cruise ship Spirit of Adventure.

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.

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.

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.

In 1981 a group of 36 women walked from Cardiff, Wales, to Newbury, Berkshire. It took them ten days to walk the 110 miles, some pushing children in pushchairs, sleeping in tents and church halls on the way. Their peaceful protest was against the siting of American nuclear missiles on British common land. On arrival they set up camp outside RAF Greenham Common. This was the beginning of the legendary Greenham Women’s Peace Camp.

Despite this being the largest female-led protest since suffrage, this extraordinary event has largely been written out of history. So to mark it’s 40th anniversary, and to get people talking again about the achievements of these remarkable women, the group Greenham Women Everywhere (GWE) are re-creating the march; following as close as possible to the original route and staying overnight in the same areas.

I photographed the Greenham Women’s Peace Camp in 1985 when I was a photography student, and now GWE have invited me to join them on their new march. I will be documenting the walkers, the rallies, the camping, the singing and the many cups of tea. From when the march leaves Cardiff, and throughout the following ten days until arrival at Greenham Common.

It will be a huge honor to be part of this pilgrimage. I hope that my photography will help highlight the importance of peaceful protest, and the remarkable achievements made by the original Greenham Women.

For more information about Greenham Women Everywhere and details of the march please click here

If you would like to buy me or my assistant a cup of tea to fuel us on our journey I have set up an account with ko-fi here.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor to help me bring this project to fruition, I would love to hear from you. The easiest way is to DM me through my Instagram channel, or message me through my website www.wendycarrig.co.uk

Many thanks as always for your support and for reading my blog.

Wendy x

What Greenham Women Everywhere say :

“The timing couldn’t be more crucial as we face the multiple, cascading crises of the climate emergency, nuclear weapons escalation, daily violence against women, extreme hunger, social inequality – and so much more. We need to stand on the shoulders of our foremothers and carry their campaigns for peace and justice forward, while securing the Greenham Women’s unique place in activist history.”

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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Kate Morrissey and Zane

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

New fashion editorial starring Rosalinde at Linden Staub agency, London.

Photographed on location in the UK. We stayed at The White House, Camber Sands, a few strides away from the beach and dunes. We also photographed on the dunes at Greatstone with thanks to our friends at Demetrios Greek restaurant.

Many thanks as always to top team : fashion editor – Jo Atkinson, makeup & hair artist – Britte Dicke at Carol Hayes Management, digital operator – Mark Griffiths, runner & behind-the-scenes photography – Jessica Montchau-Farg, production – Karina Dial, Location – Beach Studios

Photography by Wendy Carrig (new website) represented by A&R Creative agency.