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
This Sunday 12th 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 welcome.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..
This Sunday 7th August I will be setting up my
pop-up daylight studio at Dungeness RNLI lifeboat
station as part of their annual Open Day fundraiser.
RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea..
Inspired by Avedon's In The American West these portraits were taken at a makeshift outdoor studio
at Dungeness in Kent. They form part of an ongoing project recording life on Romney Marsh.
Sincere thanks to all at Dungeness RNLI lifeboat station who were kind enough to take part.
For more portrait photography by Wendy Carrig please click here