About 

I am a documentary and portrait photographer. My work mainly focuses on social and political issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Storytelling through the voices of the people I photograph is key to my work. When I was diagnosed with cancer several years ago I created a self-portrait project which then widened to include my brother's treatment for the same type of cancer seven years later. 

I work primarily with medium format film but also use digital photography.  

I studied for a BA (Hons) followed by a Masters in Photography at Middlesex University, London. My work has been published by the BBC, in the BJP, Portrait of Britain, Portrait Salon, International Photography Awards (IPA) as well as work shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London. 

Publications

2020, Lymphoma Action - RealityTrauma
2020, MAP6 Featured Carly Clarke, Remember Me: Vancouver's DTES 
2020, W Radio - Carly Clarke, the photographer who portrayed her own cancer 
2019, BBC News - Stories "Me, my camera, my brother... our cancer" by Oliver Jarvis
2019, Oliver Jarvis, "Me, my camera, my brother... our cancer"
2019, Metal Magazine - Carly Clarke documenting a life-changing journey
2019, British Journal of Photography, 'Portrait of Britain: Carly Clarke on documenting a life-changing journey'
2018, Jornal Contacto, Luxembourg - World | "In India, there are elderly who can not live or die" by Sibila Lind
2018, Suitcase Magazine - Photo Journals - 'Jamadagni'sTemple: The Real Full Moon Festival'
2018, British Journal of Photography - Shortlist announcement - Portrait of Britain book 2018
2016, Lensculture Feature: 111 New Street Photography discoveries - 'Remember Me: Vancouver's DTES
2016, Art Narratives - Godhūlikāla: A Visual Documentation of India's Forgotten Elders by Carly Clarke
2016, Edge of Humanity Magazine - Documentary Photography- Fighting Cancer, Reality Trauma
2016, Viewfind, Godhūlikāla: India's forgotten Elders
2015, Darwin Magazine - Editor's Pick: Carly Clarke - Godhūlikāla: A visual documentation of India's forgotten Elders
2015, Portrait Salon Blog 'Chemotherapy Self-Portrait,'Reality Trauma
2015, Point of View Magazine, Canada - Photo-Essay: Remember Me: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
2014, Middlesex University, BA Photography Degree, Profile, Carly Clarke 
2014, TRIP Magazine - Remember Me: Carly Clarke Captures Vancouver's Homeless Residents
2014, Left a Bit: 'When Courage and Photography Combine' Reality Trauma
2013, Portrait Salon, Chemotherapy Self-Portrait, Reality Trauma

Exhibitions/Talks

2021, Brighton & Hove Camera Club talk by Carly, 26th January 7.30-9.45pm
2019, Photography on  a Postcard, Summer Exhibition, Spitalfields July 1-8th
2016, In Scope, Middlesex University MA Photography Graduate Showcase, Four Corners Gallery, London 22-28Feb
2015, Portrait Salon, The EmbassyTea Gallery, London, 18-22 Nov | The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo
2014, The Curated Ego: 'Selfie' discussion by StudioSTRIKE, National Portrait Gallery, London, 16 Jan
2014, Portrait Salon: Fuse Art Space, Bradford: 10 Jan - 8 March
2013, Portrait Salon: Four Corners Gallery, London, Edinburgh, Brighton, Leeds: 12 Nov
2012, Middlesex University Show, Underground Gallery, London: 13 June - 2 July
2012, Middlesex University BA Photography Degree Show, Old Truman Brewery, London: 8-11 June

Recognition/Awards:

2018, Honorable Mention - Category: People, Culture -'Jamadagni's Temple: The Real Full Moon Festival' - International Photography Awards (IPA)
2018, Shortlist - Portrait of Britain 2018 with British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Britain book by Hoxton Mini Press
2016, Nominee Award - Story - Reality Trauma -Photogrvphy Grant
2016, Honorable Mention - Category: People SelfPortrait 'Reality Trauma' - International Photography Awards (IPA)
2016, Honorable Mention - Category: Editorial Photo Essay and Feature Story - 'Remember Me: Vancouver's Downtown Eastside' -International Photography Awards (IPA)
2015, The Eaton Fund - Grant Award -Photographer
2014, Honorable Mention - Reality Trauma - StudioStrike: The Curated Ego: 'Selfie' - National Portrait Gallery
2013, Luck Hille Foundation Postgraduate Photography Award 2013 - Middlesex University Scholarship










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