Wendy Carrig is an award winning British photographer, specialising in fashion, beauty, lifestyle & portrait photography;and can include David Beckham, Nigella Lawson and Olga Kurylenko among her many sitters.
She has won the AOP 'Best in Category' award for non-commissioned Portrait; and has exhibited in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery London, where her picture was chosen for the catalogue and poster campaign.
@wendycarrig has been represented by @arphotographic since 1994.
"I hope entries are well thought out, and the brief is read thoroughly - I want to be surprised! The brief sounds easy, but it is quite hard as the photographer has to do proper research with their props and get some really good stuff. I expect images to be technically excellent, and for the photographer to have a think about why they are using that particular prop.
When I was a student, I entered and thought it was a great competition, the only competition of any worth. I went on to win the Assistant Awards in 1999, which helped me to launch my career. This competition is the only one with judges who are all photographers.The AOP are not a magazine or a camera company, they are an organisation for photographers - they know what they're doing!
I know people who have won the student awards, who have gone on to be successful photographers. They don't just talk about it - they do it!."
Over the past decade, Flach's work has increasingly focused on animals, ranging widely across species but united by a distinctive style that is derived from his concerns with anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. His interests lie in the way humans shape animals, and shape their meaning. He has three major bodies of work: More Than Human, Dogs Gods, and Equus. Through the related books and exhibitions, Flach has attracted international interest. His images have been acquired by major public and private collections.
Commissions by leading editorial and commercial clients have also garnered multiple awards, including three Cannes Lions. He has won the International Photography Award's Professional Photographer of the Year for fine art, and in 2013 was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Norwich University of the Arts, in recognition of his contribution to photography.
"I’m looking forward to see the quality of entrants in this year’s award. I’m hoping to see in this category images that demonstrate an understanding of the importance of imagery in conveying the more prominent ideas and concepts today, animal conservation included. The winning image should be one that clearly engages and supports the values of the organisation chosen.”
Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, Scotland, George studied at Blackpool College of Photography before moving to London where he is currently based. George is a multi-faceted talent, equally at home on location or in the studio, working with people, animals and locations.
George’s work receives critical acclaim both in the UK and Internationally. He is a regular exhibitor at many of London’s galleries and his work was also selected for the Shanghai International Photography Exhibition in China.
George was awarded the prestigious Gold at the Association of Photographers Awards in 2005 and again in 2010. His work regularly features in the IPA/ Lucie Awards, Creative Review, D&AD and Creative Circle. He was also listed as one of Campaign Magazine's Top Ten Photographers.
Most recently George was awarded three Silver Lions at Cannes, a Best in Category at the AOP Awards and was the winner at PDN New York.
He is passionate about wildlife conservation and regularly shoots with The Born Free Foundation.
George’s first book ‘Translocation’ is published and available here.
" Early success in the AoP Student / Assistant Awards definitely helped me get noticed. I'm really looking forward to seeing this years entries and I'm sure the winning entrants will achieve very positive recognition for their work."