Edmund Clark HonFRPS is a British photographer whose work explores incarceration and control in the War on Terror. In 2018 Clark was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.
Life and career
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.
- 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.
- My Shadow's Reflection. London: Here Press; Birmingham: Ikon Gallery, 2018. ISBN 978-1-911155-15-7. Edition of 1000 copies.
- 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
- 2014: Shortlisted for the Prix Pictet for Guantánamo: If the Light Goes Out
- 2018: Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, Bath
- Lane, Captions by Guy; Clark, photographs by Edmund (3 November 2010). "If the Light Goes Out: Edmund Clark's pictures of Guantánamo Bay" – via www.theguardian.com.
- "The long read: Edmund Clark and Crofton Black on the War on Terror". British Journal of Photography. 1 August 2016.
- "Prix Pictet Biography". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Recent Acquisitions". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "BJP Edmund Clark's Guantanamo: If the light goes out". Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Edmund Clark - Prix Pictet - The global award in photography and sustainability". www.prixpictet.com.
- O'Hagan, Sean (16 August 2012). "Political, provocative, personal: photography to look forward to". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". rps.org. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
- "Edmund Clark: War of Terror". Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- King, Alex (22 July 2016). "The artist peering into the darkest corners of the War on Terror: From suburbia to Guantanamo". Huck. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- Myall, Steve (26 July 2016). "A force feeding chair, a waterboard and collection of shackles are among haunting War on Terror images". Daily Mirror. London. Retrieved 16 September 2016.