"Working with Wendy felt like I was watching
a master class in photography.
The results were beyond anyone's expectations."
Alan Morrice, Head of Art at NBC Universal
"Wendy is a photographer's photographer -
she's always looking for the 'story', the 'art' in an image.
Her work is constantly evolving and looks as stunning on
the printed page as it does hanging framed on the wall."
Shelly Vella, Fashion Director, YOU Magazine
"Wendy worked brilliantly under pressure, staying calm and dealing gracefully with problems that would have had
many photographers throwing their hands up in despair."
Sheryl Garratt, former editor of The Face, The Observer magazine.
Whether photographing fashion, celebrity or documentary, Wendy Carrig is always looking for the 'story' looking beyond the superficial. Seeking connections & finding empathy with those she photographs. Encouraging emotional response from both subject and viewer alike.
A prominent photographer for three decades Wendy Carrig is recognised for her photographs of models, musicians, Olympians & politicians. Her commercial work has been widely published on magazine covers and advertising hoardings, and she has twice won the Association of Photographers GOLD award. Extending her passion & creativity into her personal work she has gained recognition in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Portrait of Britain & Portrait of Humanity awards, and has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Photographic Society and the Houses of Parliament.
Wendy Carrig is a founding member of f22 - AOP women photographers - helping to grow the visibility of female & non-binary photographers and challenge gender disparity within the photographic industry. She was a participating artist in the 209women takeover of Parliament, where 209 new photographic portraits of all the UK's female MPs were created exclusively by female photographers, marking a centenary of votes for women. This extends back to the beginning of her career when, as a photography student, she documented the Women Peace Protestors at Greenham Common. This work has now been recognised with new exhibitions in the UK & Europe.
Select Awards & Recognition
2021 - RPS International Photography Exhibition 163, shortlist
2021 - Membership of WomenPhotograph
2021 - BJP Portrait of Humanity Award, shortlist
2021 - 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, honorable mentions for Documentary & Reportage, Still Life, and Architecture
2021 - Women in Protest, solo exhibition, Pie Factory Margate, for POW! 2021
2021 - Actions of Art & Solidarity, exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2020 - PhotoLondon magazine, featured artist
2020 - AOP Photography Awards, GOLD award winner
2020 - BJP Portrait of Humanity, exhibition, in Space!
2020 - BJP Portrait of Britain, winner
2020 - 'Women Photographers Now' guest speaker, the Photographers Gallery, London
2019 - Common People, solo exhibition, Doughty Street Chambers, London
2019 - Portrait Salon, finalist & exhibitor, Royal Photographic Society & Photo North Festival
2019 - SUN31 Awards, solo curating judge
2019 - RPS x Hundred Heroines, (Un)framing our Identities exhibition, The Old Telephone Exchange, Chelsea
2019 - AOP Photography Awards, GOLD award winner
2019 - BJP Portrait of Humanity award, shortlist
2019 - Launch of f22 - AOP Women Photographers, Leica Gallery, London
2019 - #209women exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2018 - #209women exhibition, the Houses of Parliament, London
2018 - Common People, solo exhibition, Tower Gallery, Greenham Common
2017 - Launch of Perfect Bound magazine, commissioning editor
2016 - AOP Photography Awards, finalist
2015 - AOP Photography Awards, finalist
2015 - AOP Student Awards, judge & exhibition curator
2015 - LOOK15 Photography festival, exhibition curator responding to the theme 'women, migration, memory'
2013 - AOP Open Awards, judge
2012 - AOP Photography Awards, 'Best in Category' winner
2012 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, finalist + National Portrait Gallery exhibition catalogue cover & poster