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Wendy Carrig

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As a visual storyteller I am constantly drawn to and inspired by new faces, new stories, changing light, a different view; and like my photography I may be described as curious, sympathetic, spirited, with a penchant for iconography (I love a good prop!)

Throughout my career, from my early work documenting the women peace protestors at Greenham Common, to more recently photographing female MPs for the #209 women project, my focus has been on people and life. I have worked on numerous fashion & portrait assignments, both here in the UK and worldwide, for a variety of brands and publications, photographing a host of inspirational personalities - filmmakers, girlbands, models, politicians, musicians, Olympians and whole circus troupes. My work has been recognised with awards from the Association of Photographers (I recently won the AOP gold award for fashion & beauty), as well as the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and Portrait of Humanity.

I continue to enjoy working on personal projects, photographing what both motivates and inspires me. Each year I create an outdoor pop-up portrait studio as part of a fundraiser for the RNLI, and this summer my project on ocean plastics will be on show at the Lucy Bell gallery, Hastings. A real career highlight has been seeing my photography exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Photographic Society and the Houses of Parliament; and next year a portfolio of my work will be included at a major group exhibition at the Kunstnernes Hus, Norway.

Aside from creating photography I have also worked as a photography mentor, curator and judge for various photographic inudustries and awards. Recently I have been involved in setting up f22, the women's photography group at the AOP, which aims to address historic inequality within our industry; and in March this year I gave a talk on f22 at The Photographers' Gallery, London.

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