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.
Women protestors at Greenham Common Peace Camp 1985.
As a photography student I stayed at the camp, documenting life around
the campfire as part of my final year project. I was only
there a few weeks, but in that time I experienced daily evictions,
slept in makeshift tents in sub-zero temperatures, had bricks thrown
at me, and witnessed at first hand the enormity of a cruise missile
convoy. The camp was disbanded two years later when, as a result of
the women's protest, the cruise missiles were removed.
Greenham women, like many other women's protest groups, followed on
from the legacy left to them by the Women's Suffrage Movement. After
years of protesting the suffragettes finally achieved their ambition
in obtaining votes for women on the 6th February 1918, one hundred
years ago today.
All photography © Wendy Carrig