"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. Her special talent is the connection she makes with those she photographs, encouraging emotional response from both subject and viewer alike.
A graduate of Salisbury College of Art, she began her career by photographing the Women Peace Protestors at Greenham Common, whilst studying for her degree. She describes herself as a 'quiet' campaigner for women's rights.
Working as a photographer's assistant in London she spent three years under the tutelage of fashion & music photographer Mike Owen. He introduced her to the surrealist photographer Angus McBean. It was their influence that steered her career path towards fashion & portraiture.
The last three decades have taken her on assignments photographing models, musicians, Olympians & politicians. Her commercial work has been widely published on magazine covers & advertising hoardings, and her personal work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Photographic Society & Houses of Parliament. She was a participating artist in the #209women project. She has gained awards in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Portrait of Britain & Portrait of Humanity awards, and has twice won the Association of Photographers(AOP) GOLD award.
Recently Wendy has been involved in forming f22 - women photographers at the AOP.
Select Awards & Exhibitions
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 - Portrait of Humanity, exhibition, in space!
2020 - Portrait of Britain, winner
2020 - 'Women Photographers Now' guest speaker, the Photographers Gallery, London
2019 - Common People, solo exhibition, Doughty Street Chambers gallery, 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 - Portrait of Humanity award, shortlist
2019 - Launch of f22 - women photographers at the AOP - 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