Edmund Clark

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Edmund Clark is a British photographer whose work explores incarceration and control in the War on Terror.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Clark worked as a researcher in London and Brussels before gaining a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism at London College of Communication.[3]

He 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.[4]

Publications[edit]

  • 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. Edition of 250 copies.
  • The Mountains Of Majeed. Stockport: Here Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9574724-8-8. 8 photographs, 4 paintings by Majeed, 3 Taliban poems. Edition of 450 copies.
  • Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition. New York: Aperture, 2015. ISBN 978-1-59711-351-9. Released to coincide with Clark’s solo exhibition at Imperial War Museum, London, July 2016 – August 2017.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • First place Editorial Essay, International Photography Awards
  • First place Editorial Feature, International Photography Awards
  • Shortlisted for the International Photographer of the Year prize at the Lucie Awards[6]
  • 2014: Shortlisted for the Prix Pictet for Guantánamo: If the Light Goes Out[7][8]

Exhibition[edit]

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