- For the baseball player, see Ed Clark (baseball)
Life and career
Clark worked as a researcher in London and Brussels before gaining a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism at the London College of Communications.
He is the only photographer to have gained access to Guantanamo Bay and to a house under a control order (housing an individual held under the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011). His book Control Order House is his response to a period he spent staying in a house with a man known as 'CE' who had been placed under a Control Order due to his suspected involvement with terrorist-related activity. Clark spent three days working in the house taking a large number of quick, uncomposed photographs surveying the site. These images, along with architectural plans of the house, redacted documents relating to the case and a diary kept by 'CE' form a portrait of sorts: of the site and its inhabitant and of the structure of legal restriction imposed and represented by the house.
In recognition for his work, Clark has received several awards including Editorial Photography in the International Photography Awards, including first place Editorial Essay and first place Editorial Feature. He was shortlisted for the International Photographer of the Year prize at the Lucie Awards.
- Still Life: Killing Time. Stockport: Dewi Lewis, 2007. ISBN 978-1904587538
- Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out. Stockport: Dewi Lewis, 2010. ISBN 978-1904587965
- Control Order House. Stockport: Here Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9574724-0-2[n 1]
- A free PDF version of Control Order House is made available by Here Press to download here
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