Biography – Wendy Aldiss
Photographer Wendy Aldiss is interested in people and the human condition/experience. Her work is influenced by the people around her and key stages in life. Her images include the portrayal of people themselves in environmental portraits or through the exploration and depiction of their emotions and experiences. Her work has been widely exhibited in the UK and mainland Europe.
In 2018 Wendy documented her late father’s possessions in their entirety. Although it is a depiction of a single person’s property, this body of work has a universality. Having to sort out the things belonging to one’s deceased loved ones is an experience that touches the lives of many. Separated from their surroundings, these images prompt the viewer to contemplate the intrinsic merits of design and utility in the objects we handle and to consider their own possessions; the importance they have attached to them and what will become of them after their own passing. The resulting book is available at www.pannovalpress.co.uk
In 2015 Wendy commemorated allied Veterans of the Burma Campaigns in the Second World War by creating portraits of as many Veterans as she could find (200 plus) in the UK and some in Myanmar itself. The portraits formed an extensive solo exhibition, ‘Burma Veterans:Unforgettable’ in London in 2016 with further exhibitions in 2017 and 2020, including at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, England.
Other bodies of work include ‘Dementia’, ‘Memories as Seen Through Time’ and ‘Left on the Ledge’.
Wendy’s work spans fine art, portraiture and social documentary. Wendy studied photography in Nottingham. She works in film as well as digital.
Wendy is based in Oxford, England. She was nominated for the RPS 100 Heroines in 2018.
Wendy’s work has appeared in either solo or group exhibitions in: London, Berlin, Oxford, Peterborough, St Gilles Croix de Ville, Alrewas, Banbury, Edinburgh
And in various publications
Locations: South East