Edmund Clark uses photography, found imagery and text to explore links between representation and politics. He is best known for his work exploring the consequences of control and incarceration in the monographs Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out (2010) and Still Life Killing Time (2007). After studying for a degree in History and French at the University of Sussex, Brighton and La Sorbonne, Paris, he worked as a researcher in London and Brussels before gaining a postgraduate diploma in photojournalism at the London College of Communications.
Edmund Clark’s photographs have been exhibited internationally most recently at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Berlinische Galerie, Pingyao International Photography Festival, MACRO Testaccio, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Houston Center for Photography, Bloomingdale’s, New York, Flowers Gallery, The Association of Photographers Gallery, Platform for Art, Piccadilly Circus Station and National Trust Gallery, Osterley House in London and at the Hereford Photography Festival. His work is featured in many important national and international collections including those of the National Portrait Gallery and Imperial War Museum in London, The George Eastman House, Rochester and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
He is a regular participant in talks and symposia and has most recently presented Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out at the House of Lords, London, Captivity in Twentieth Century Warfare: Archives, History, Memory, at the École Militaire, Paris, Medium & Message: Conflict Photography in the Digital Era, at the University College, Dublin, Remembering Guantanamo, at the Columbia University, New York and The Political Life of Things, at the Imperial War Museum, London. He has also worked as an Artist-in-Residence for the National Trust in Britain. Clark’s work has been recognised with numerous awards including: The Royal Photographic Society Award, Hood Medal (2011), Best Book Award at the New York Photo Awards (2011), Lucie Awards, International Photographer of the Year, Book Category (2011), Best Book of The Year selection at the International Photobook Festival, Kassel (2011) and Best Personal Work, Photo District News Annual (2011).