“I’ve made it my mission to support women working in the creative industries”
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.
f22 launches today to coincide with International Women's Day! Over the last year there has been a surge in photography groups, organisations, awards and initiatives set up in an attempt to equal out the discrepancy between the numbers of women and men working as commercial photographers - currently only 18% of photographers at the AOP are women! f22 will exist to provide a dedicated network for open discussion, share knowledge and most importantly lobby towards changing the gender inequality within our industry. #thefstartshere! If you would like to join the AOP there is a new Accesss membership @ £25 for the first year. Or simply follow our progress on Instagram @f22aop HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY!
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