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 worldwide 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, and the 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, and Portrait of Humanity Awards, and has twice won an Association of Photographers GOLD award.
Wendy has recently been involved in forming f22 - women photographers at the AOP.