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
I recently had the honor of meeting and photographing Rosie Duffield,
who was elected as Member of Parliament for Canterbury in June 2017;
winning the 'unwinnable' seat that had been both Conservative and male,
since the constituency had formed in 1918, one hundred years ago!
Rosie Duffield's story is featured in volume#2 of Perfect Bound magazine.
Words - Madeleine Smith
Styling - Wendy Rigg
Hair & makeup - Frances Prescott at S.Management
Photographer's Assistant & BTS photography - Julie Stewart
With thanks to Rosie's team at Portcullis House
Photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
Behind-the-scenes photographing Rosie Duffield