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.
The exhibition previewed last night at Portcullis House, Houses of
Parliament, and opens to the public from today until 8th February 2019.
Entrance is free - click here to book tickets.
Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
My COMMON PEOPLE exhibition featured on the BBC news website today
I am pleased to announce that my COMMON PEOPLE photography exhibition
will be opening at the Greenham Common Control Tower on Sunday
9th December 2018 and will run for three months until 9th March 2019.
All the photography on show was taken at Greenham Common Peace Camp
during the mid-1980s whilst I was a photography student at Salisbury
College of Art.
Many thanks to Meg Thomas and the trustees of The Tower for inviting
me to exhibit my work in their new gallery space. All photography is
for sale, together with an exhibition poster and postcards.
If you would like to attend the launch event, especially if you were
at the Peace Camp during the 1980s, please DM me via the contact form
on my website.
Really thrilled to discover I have been nominated for the Royal
Photographic Society's Hundred Heroines!
"2018 is being hailed as the Year of the Woman, it marks the centenary
of women’s suffrage in the UK and has seen significant steps taken to
highlight women’s rights – from the #metoo and Times Up movements to
increased awareness of the gender gap and global protests fighting for
Through the Hundred Heroines initiative, The RPS is adding its voice
to the global discussion."
Thank you to whoever nominated me, really very much appreciated.
And congratulations to all the heroines I sit alongside with on the list.
It's a real honour.
Really Wild AW2018 collection starring Sibui San at Next Models
and Elinor Weedon at TESS
Art Direction - Liz Cocozza-McMordie at ECM Communications
Stylist - Gayle Rinkoff
Makeup artist - Ruby Hammer at Angeli&co
Hair artist - Dino Pereira
Digital Operator - Gemma Gravett
Lighting Assistant + behind-the-scenes photography - Julie Stewart
Photographer - Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
With thanks to all at Really Wild and the Purley Hall location
All Photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
Charity founder Emma Slade is the only western woman to be ordained
a buddhist nun. She was previously an investment banker until kidnapped
and held hostage whilst on a business trip to Jakarta.
Emma Slade's story is featured in volume#2 of Perfect Bound magazine
Words - Madeleine Smith
Skincare - Julie Read at Carol Hayes Management
Artwork and behind-the-scenes photography - Betty Brigstocke-Williams
Portrait photography by Wendy Carrig at A&R Creative Agency
All photography copyright Wendy Carrig ©2018 All Rights Reserved
A fond farewell to Fitch, the graceful Great Dane R.I.P.
Drawing of Emma Slade by Betty Brigstocke-Williams, inspired by the
book Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls