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Wendy Carrig

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A long-standing member of the AOP, Wendy has just won a coveted GOLD award for Fashion & Beauty.
Her speciality is photographing people: models, celebrities, musicians, politicians, lifesavers, tattooed ladies, whole circus troupes and anyone who turns up at one of her impromptu pop-up studios. Clients book her for fashion, beauty, lingerie, lifestyle and portrait assignments with recent commissions from Stella Telegraph, German Elle, NBC, Dulux, Really Wild Clothing and Future Dreams breast cancer charity.
Her personal work is equally varied and often published. "I want anyone viewing my photography to believe the images I create are real and show moments of truth, and if I've done a good job then hopefully they may be moved in some way too." By example 'The Long Goodbye' shows a Buddhist Nun saying farewell to her canine friend capturing a moment of genuine emotion, now shortlisted for the new Magnum Photos/BJP 'Portrait of Humanity' award. Previous commendations include AOP 'Best in Category' for portraiture, and work published by the National Portrait Gallery for the cover of their exhibition catalogue and poster campaign for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
Aside from creating photography Wendy has been curator, judge and mentor for various photographic institutions and awards, and has recently been involved in establishing f22, the AOP women photographers group which aims to address gender inequality within the photographic industry. Wendy took part in #209WOMEN an artist-led initiative where 209 women photographers photographed all 209 women MPs celebrating a centenary of votes for women; and she was recently nominated for the Royal Photographic Society's list of #HundredHeroines.
Wendy is co-founder and contributing editor of new contemporary print publication Perfect Bound magazine, and has been represented by A&R Creative agency London since 1994.

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