Current & Upcoming

War of Terror: Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum, London, UK

July 28, 2016 – August 28, 2017

The exhibition brings together several series of Clark’s work including images and documents of CIA operated secret prisons or ‘black sites’, photographs from the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, correspondence from around the world sent to a British detainee in Guantanamo that was transformed by the censorship and intervention of the US military, and the experience of a ‘controlled person’ who was placed in a house in suburban England under the restrictive conditions of a control order – a form of house arrest or detention without trial – introduced in 2005.

Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection

Princeton University Art Museum

February 4 – July 2, 2017

Revealing Pictures features more than thirty photographs from the collection of Christopher E. Olofson. Works on view by Edmund Clark, Daniel and Geo Fuchs, Pieter Hugo, Liu Zheng, Zanele Muholi, Robert Polidori, and others serve as striking examples of photography’s ability to explore issues of identity, place, and nationhood.

Artist Talk at Princeton University Art Museum

April 7, 2017

Edmund Clark will present his work at the Princeton University Art Museum.

More information TBA.

Past

Art & Law: Research Seminar at University of Cambridge

January 27, 2016, 5-6pm

Edmund will be presenting his recent work at the University of Cambridge, Department of History of Art. The Department Research Seminar is a weekly one-hour lecture series that is open to the entire university.

Scratch on the Eyelid: Ars Cameralis Festival, Katowice

BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice

November 4, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Selected works from Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition will be on show in Scratch on the Eyelid, group exhibition featuring works of Jean-Michel Alberola, François Boisrond, Edmund Clark, Damien Deroubaix, Joanna Helander & Bo Persson, Marek Kuś, Zbigniew Libera, Jean-Christophe Menu, Tony Oursler and Krzysztof Wodiczko. This exhibition is part of the XXV Ars Cameralis festival.

2017 ICP Infinity Award: Documentary and Photojournalism

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black’s project Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition has received the 2017 Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, New York in the Documentary and Photojournalism category.

For more information visit ICP website.

Critically Acclaimed: Experts’ Top 14 Photobooks of 2016

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition is included in the Lens Culture Experts’ Top 14 Photobooks of 2016, as selected by Peggy Sue Amison.

More information and full list on Lens Culture website.

Anne Peaker Lecture 2016 Shutter Stories: Prison Life Through The Lens

December 7, 2016, 6:30pm

Edmund Clark will talk about his residency at HMP Grendon during this year’s Anne Peaker Lecture organised by The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Rashmi Becker, Carlotta Allum and Raheel Mohammed.

More information on CLINKS website.

A Year in Art Books – Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition is included in the editor of The Brooklyn Rail, Benjamin Gottlieb’s, list of notable art books of 2016.

More information and full list on The Brooklyn Rail website.

Tim Clark, Editor in Chief of 1000 Words Photography, has included Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition in his Top 10 Photobooks of 2016.

More information and full list on 1000 Words website.

Rob Hornstra, photographer and lecturer at KABK, The Hague, has included Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition in his list of  Photobooks of 2016 for Photobookstore Magazine.

More information and full list on Photobookstore website.

East Wing at Paris Photo

November 10-13, 2016

East Wing are showing a selection of Edmund Clark and Crofton Black’s co-authored Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition as part of their exhibition Where are we now? at Paris Photo booth B31.

See the gallery page on the Paris Photo website for details.

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – Paris presentation

November 11, 2016, 8pm

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will present Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at Le Bal in Paris during Paris Photo.

More information on Le Bal website.

Book Signing at Paris Photo

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will be signing their publication Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition during Paris Photo. The session will take place on Thursday, Nov 10 at 4.30pm in the Aperture Foundation booth, F7.

For more information visit Paris Photo website.

 

NEGATIVE PUBLICITY: ARTEFACTS OF EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION – KABK TALK

November 4, 2016

Clark will present his work at the photography Department of Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague (KABK), the Netherlands.

More information on KABK website.

Panel Discussion at London College of Communication

Nov 2, 2016, 2-4.30pm

Edmund Clark, IWM’s Head of Art Kathleen Palmer and Research Curator Hilary Roberts, and LCC Senior Lecturer Paul Tebbs will present at the symposium exploring how, as warfare becomes increasingly asymmetric, contemporary photographic practice in relation to conflict has had to move beyond the concept of the frontline. Organised and chaired by Max Houghton, writer, critic, curator and course leader of the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC.

For more information visit LCC website. 

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – Brighton presentation

October 23, 2016, 4pm

Edmund Clark will present ‘Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition’ at Photo Publishers’ Market held at Phoenix Brighton. The market is co-organised by Brighton Photo Fringe and Photoworks/Brighton Photo Biennieal.

More information on Brighton Photo Fringe website.

Negative Publicity receives Arles Photo-Text Book Award

Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

July 4 – September 25, 2016

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black’s Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition has received the inaugural Arles Photo-Text Book Award supported by Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Écriture et la Littérature.

More information about the award on the Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles website.

Very Now: LCC Festival of Journalism and Art

London College of Communication, UK

July 11 – August 12, 2016

Part of the LCC Festival of Journalism and Art, the Very Now exhibition features work by David Birkin, Jeremy Deller, Laura El-Tantawy, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps, Broomberg and Chanarin, Edmund Clark and Lewis Bush. Their work will be shown alongside work produced by multidisciplinary groups of UAL students with backgrounds in journalism, photography, film, animation, sound design, illustration and curation.

Caméra(auto)Contrôle: Centre de la photographie, Genève

Centre de la photographie, Genève, Switzerland

June 1 – July 31, 2016

Edmund Clark will be showing a new installation of Control Order House as part of this innovative group exhibition of artists, hackers and political activists “celebrating” a quarter of century of the monitoring of public space. The exhibition Caméra(Auto)Contrôle is the core of the 50JPG—50 Days for Photography in Geneva 2016.

Opening night

May 31st, 2016

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – Panel Discussion

June 9, 2016, 5-6:30pm

World Policy Institute, New York, USA will be hosting a panel discussion between Edmund Clark and Crofton Black, authors of Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition, and Dr, Jonathan Cristol, Fellow of the World Policy Institute.

More information on the World Policy Institute website.

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – New York Presentation

June 8, 2016, 6:30pm

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will be presenting and signing their newly published book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at the Aperture Foundation in New York, USA.

More information on Aperture website.

The New War Photographers: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – Panel Discussion

June 7, 2016, 7pm

The Frontline Club, London will be hosting a panel discussion between Edmund Clark and Crofton Black, authors of Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition, moderated by Max Houghton, senior lecturer in photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

More information on the Frontile Club website.

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition – Panel Discussion

June 5, 2016, 5pm

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will be presenting their newly published book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at Ryans Bar as part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival.

More information on the Stoke Newington Literary Festival website.

Caméra(auto)Contrôle: Panel Discussion

June 4, 2016, 11am – 1pm

Edmund Clark will be taking part in a panel discussion with Thomas Seelig, Director/Curator of the Fotomuseum, Winterthur and artist Giacomo Bianchetti and philosopher Marie-José Mondzain at the Centre de la photographie, Genève, Switzerland. The discussion will be moderated by writer Christophe Domino. 

More information on the 50JPG—50 Days for Photography in Geneva festival website.

Terror Incognitus: Zephyr, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim

Zephyr, Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Germany.

January 31 – May 29, 2016

An exhibition bringing together seven bodies of Edmund Clark’s work in response to the ‘Global War on Terror’ in one installation, including “Control Order House”, “The Mountains of Majeed”, ‘The Victory Column of Enduring Freedom”, “Section 4 Part 20: One Day on a Saturday”, ‘Virtue Unmann’d: Dulce et Decorum Est” and two completely new works,“Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition” and “Body Politic”.

 

Opening Night
Saturday, January 30, 2016 / 7 p.m.

Border Control: conference and screening at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

May 23, 2016, 12noon – 7pm

Edmund Clark will be in discussion with Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham at a conference bringing together artists who work inside spaces of incarceration and immigration detention. The conference will be taking place at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK.

More information on the Facebook event.

Book Signing at Photo London 2016 – Somerset House

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will be signing their newly published book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at the Aperture Foundation stall at Photo London 2016 in Somerset House at 3pm on May 22nd.

More information about the fair on Photo London website.

Photo London 2016 – Flowers Gallery

 

Edmund Clark’s work will be on show at the Flowers Gallery booth at Photo London 2016 in Somerset House, May 19 – 22.

More information on Photo London website.

Book signing at Offprint London 2016 – Tate Modern

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black will be signing their newly published book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition at the Aperture stall in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall at 3pm on May 21st.

More information about the signing on Aperture website and about the book fair on Offprint London website.

Kultur. Macht. Politik. – Fotografie Forum Frankfurt panel discussion

Edmund Clark will be taking part in a panel discussion with Ben Gyula Fodor and Maria Solrun, moderated by Jule Hillgärtner at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt from 7:30-9:30pm.

See the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit website for more information.

Available for pre-order – Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition, by Edmund Clark and Crofton Black

“British photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black have assembled photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control. From George W. Bush’s 2001 declaration of the “war on terror” until 2008, an unknown number of people disappeared into a network of secret prisons organized by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency—transfers without legal process known as extraordinary renditions. No public records were kept as detainees were shuttled all over the globe. Some were eventually sent to Guantánamo Bay or released without charge, while others remain unaccounted for.”

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition is co-published by Aperture and the Magnum Foundation.

Pre-order from Aperture.org

negative publicity: artefacts of extraordinary rendition – Courtauld Institute Panel Discussion

Edmund Clark,  will be taking part in a discussion to mark the launch of his new book with co-author Crofton Black, Eyal Weizman and Julian Stallabrass The Courtauld Institute of Art, from 6.30pm on Wednesday 23rd March.

See the Courtauld website for more information.

courtauld institute – symposium: art and terrorism

Edmund will be taking part in this symposium at the Courtauld Institute exploring issues around terror, war and images.

Saturday 27 February, 9.30 am to 5.45 pm , The Courtauld Institute. For more information see the event programme.

Terror Incognitus: Artist’s talk with Crofton Black

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 4 p.m.

Edmund Clark and Crofton Black in conversation with Thomas Schirmböck, Director of Zephyr: Raum für Fotografie, at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim.

Art, prison and rehabilitation : A conversation

Monday 23 November, 1–5pm – FREE
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Artists, academics and prison professionals discuss responses to issues of crime and incarceration in today’s society.  Speakers include Edmund Clark,
Ikon Artist in Residence at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire, Elizabeth Yardley, Associate Professor of Criminology, Birmingham City University and Andy Watson, Artistic Director, Geese Theatre Company, Birmingham. Places are free but should be booked.

Edmund Clark, Ikon Artist in Residence at HMP Grendon, is supported by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

Fotofestival, Manheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg

Edmund Clark will be exhibiting in ‘Violence and Disorder’ in the Kunstverein, Ludwigshafen, as part of this year’s biennial curated by Urs Stahel.

Fotofestival, Manheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg. 18 September – 15 November.

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam

Edmund Clark will be exhibiting The Mountains of Majeed at the Parotta Contemporary Art stand.

Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, 18 – 20 Septemeber 2015.

Photo Shanghai

Edmund will be exhibiting at Photo Shanghai on the Flowers Gallery stand.

Photo Shanghai, Shangai, 11 – 13 September 2015.

University of Westminster – Symposium: Interpreting Documentary

Edmund will be taking part in this symposium at the University of Westminster exploring contemporary British documentary practice. Other panellists include artists Mark Neville and Lisa Barnard, and Hilary Roberts, the Curator of Photography at the Imperial War Museum.

Saturday 29 August, 3.30 to 5pm, Ambika P3 Gallery. For more information see the event listing.

Under Surveillance: Exhibition and Book

Under Surveillance is a forceful photo essay on the means of photographic expression in an age of digital super-technology and permanent surveillance. Twenty-three international photographers addressed the complex of themes and present a range of documentary, staged, or conceptual approaches in their images.

17 April – 26 June, Ricus Aschermann Gallerie Für Fotografie, Hanover, Germany.

FT Weekend presents: Photojournalism: chaired by Peter Aspden

FT Weekend presents a panel discussion on Photojournalism, chaired by Peter Aspden.

Speakers include Edmund Clark, Lynsey Addario, Julian Stallabrass and Chloe Dewe Mathews.

This is a Photo London event at the Screening Room, Somerset House. Saturday 23 May, 1.15-2.30PM.

 

An audience with Edmund Clark at Photo London

Edmund Clark talks about his series The Mountains of Majeed, which includes photographs, paintings and poetry, discussing the work, book and exhibition.
Somerset House, 22 May, 5pm – 6.30pm. This is a ticketed event, buy your tickets here.

Tour of ‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’, at the Wellcome Collection

Thursday 2 April 2015, 17:30-18:30. Drop in.

Edmund Clark has been invited by the Wellcome Collection to give an exhibition tour, bringing his unique perspective in response to ‘Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime’. This event is part of the Perspective Tours program.

More information can be found on the Wellcome Collection’s website.

Art Dubai : Exhibition with East Wing Gallery

Edmund Clark will exhibit with East Wing Gallery between March 18th-21st for Art Dubai. He will exhibit his new video installation Dulce Et Decorum Est: Virtue Unmann’d.

Book signing at Format 15 Photobook Market

Edmund will be book signing at the Dewi Lewis stand on Saturday 14th, noon to 1pm.

Dewi Lewis Publishing
PhotoBook Market, St Werburgh’s Chapel, Friargate, Derby, DE1 1UZ

The Photobook Market is open 10.30 – 17.00 Friday & Saturday / 11.00 – 16.00 Sunday.

Format Festival – Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition

Edmund Clark will be exhibiting at Format Festival between the 14th March and 12th April. He will preview images from his upcoming book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition, due to be published later this year.

The Mountains of Majeed : Exhibition at Flowers Gallery East, London

Opening on the 27th February, Edmund Clark will be exhibiting The Mountains of Majeed in an installation incorporating photography, sculpture and Taliban poetry to explore the legacy of Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.

Private View: Thursday 26th February, Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London.

Wired review The Mountains of Majeed

The 40,000 People on Bagram Air Base Haven’t Actually Seen Afghanistan, by Pete Brook. The full article can be viewed here.

Inside Bagram: Edmund Clark for the Financial Times

“Last month, Nato launched its new mission in Afghanistan, sending 12,000 troops to assist national security forces. Their main hub will be Bagram, once the largest US base in the country. In an extract from his new book, photographer Edmund Clark describes his last visit as Operation Enduring Freedom wound down.”

Download Pdf here.

Edmund Clark in conversation with Paul Lowe : LCC

Edmund will discuss his work in conversation with photographer Paul Lowe at the London College of Communication.

The Mountains of Majeed will be available for purchase, more information to come.

Vice review The Mountains of Majeed

“We don’t see the war from the other side,” says Clark. The Mountains of Majeed focuses on two sets of mountains – those captured by myself using a high-tech camera and the low-tech paintings of Majeed, which were exhibited around the base.”

The article can be viewed online.

Sean O’Hagan reviews the Mountains of Majeed for the Guardian

“The paintings seem to be some kind of reminder of that way of life and its power to endure. But it is the mountains themselves that symbolise it more than anything else.” After all, as Clark says in his conclusion to the book, the mountains, both real and imagined, “belong to Majeed”.”

The article can be viewed online.

Workshops at the Istituto Europeo de Design, Madrid

On the 12th and 13th of January Edmund will be running a two-day workshop for students studying Masters Degrees in Documentary Photography and Reportage.

More information can be found on the IED website.

De Standaard : Majeed

De Standaard in Belgium have featured Edmund’s new work The Mountains of Majeed.

Download the pdf here.

Zeit Magazin : Little America Am Hindukusch

Zeit Magazin in Germany have reviewed The Mountains of Majeed.

Read the article here.

It’s Nice That : Mountains of Majeed

It’s Nice That feature Edmund Clark’s new book The Mountains of Majeed.

The article can be viewed online.

the mountains of majeed – new publication

Edmund Clark is launching a new publication ‘The Mountains of Majeed’  in November.

‘The Mountains of Majeed’ is a reflection on the end of the war in Afghanistan through photography, found imagery and Taliban poetry. This is the endgame to the war in Afghanistan. Two sides divided by concrete walls and a gulf in technology and understanding. Like the mountains in which they hide, the insurgents are ever present; watching beyond the walls, waiting for the end of Enduring Freedom.

See the Here Press website for details of the publication.

paris photo – book signings

12th – 16th November 2014

Edmund Clark will be signing copies of ‘The Mountains of Majeed’ and other books during Paris Photo.

At the Grand Palais:

East Wing, stand D2 18:00 Friday 14th November
Oliver J Wood, stand EE25 17:00 Saturday 15th November

At Polycopies :
11:30 Saturday 15th November

See the Here Press website for details.

 

paris photo – exhibition

12th – 16th November 2014

Parrotta Contemporary Art are showing a selection of Edmund Clark’s series ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ as part of their exhibition ‘Shells of Invisibility’ at Paris Photo.

See the gallery page on the Paris Photo website for details.

Telegraph Magazine, Conflict issue

8th November 2014

The Telegraph Magazine features five pages of images and text by Edmund Clark from his new publication ‘The Mountains of Majeed’ in an issue dedicated to conflict.

See the Telegraph website for the online version.

fotomuseum, winterthur – acquisition

The Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland, has acquired a box set of the ‘Letters to Omar’ series and the film ‘Section 4 Part 20: One Day on a Saturday’ for their permanent collection.

Visit the museum collection here.

Tulane University – art and incarceration

16th October 2014

Edmund has been invited to be part of a panel discussing the theme of art and incarceration at Tulane University, New Orleans.

See the university website for details.

new orleans centre for creative arts – talk

15th October 2014

Edmund has been invited to talk to photography students at NOCCA in New Orleans.

See NOCCA’s website for information on the centre.

joan mitchell foundation – artist in residence

14th – 19th October 2014

Edmund has been invited to be international artist in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. He is being hosted by the foundation for a week of talks with universities and artists in New Orleans.

See the foundation website for details of its work.

millennium images – judging panel

2nd October 2014

Edmund Clark will be helping judge the Peaches and Cream photography competition organised by Millenium Images.

See details of the competition and the exhibition on the Millennium Images website.

Flowers Gallery, London – Reflections of War

19 July 2014 – 30 August 2014

Flowers is pleased to announce the group show Reflections of War featuring contemporary artists including: Edmund Clark, Ken Currie, Ori Gersht, Tim Hetherington, Nicola Hicks, Peter Howson, John Keane, Hanaa Malallah, Simon Norfolk and Michael Sandle.

Visit Flowers website for more details.

 

Flowers Gallery, New York – Interiors

17 July 2014 – 30 August 2014

Flowers is pleased to announce the group photography exhibition Interiors, featuring contemporary photographers Tina Barney, Julie Blackmon, Edmund Clark, Jacqueline Hassink, Nadav Kander, Jason Larkin, Lori Nix, Robert Polidori, Hrvoje Slovenc, Richard Tuschman, and Shen Wei.

The exhibition focuses on fabricated or authentic interior spaces and explores how they tell the story of the current occupants or those who have left them long behind – including prisoners, children, and royalty – offering historical and anthropological insight into those who once occupied – or were imagined to occupy – that space.

Visit Flowers website for more details.

british journal of photography, this is war

The August issue of the BJP is dedicated to new ways of looking at war. It features new work by Edmund Clark about Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan, while Paul Wombell references Control Order House in an article about technology, war and distance.

Visit the BJP website for details.

magnum photos, ‘sense of place’

Edmund Clark will be giving tutorials and talking about his work on the Magnum Photos and London College of Communication documentary photography course on the theme of a ‘Sense of Place.’

talk, visual criminology

Edmund Clark has been invited to take part in the Visual Criminology Seminar Series. See website for details.

Teaching at London College of Communication

Edmund Clark has been invited to teach for a term on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Course at the London College of Communication.

Keynote speech, National Photography Symposium

Edmund Clark will be delivering the keynote speech on Saturday 14th June, day three of the National Photography Symposium.

For details of the symposium programme visit the RedEye website.

imperial war museum acquisition

The book of Control Order House has been acquired as an object for the permanent art collection of the IWM (Imperial War Museums).

See the museum website for information about the recent acquisition.

talk and panel, british museum

30th May 2014

Edmund Clark will be talking about “Representation, absence and presence: Forensic Aesthetics and strategies of engagement through imagery in relation to hidden experiences in the Global War on Terror” on panel 21: “Reasserting presence: reclamation, recognition and photographic desire”, at the Anthropology and Photography Conference at the British Museum.

See details for the whole programme on the conference website.

museum of photographic arts, san diego – prix pictet exhibition

1 February 2014 – 18 May 2014

A selection of images from ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ on show in San Diego.

Prix Pictet, an annual juried prize, uses photography as an instrument to shed light on important social and environmental issues. The first three themes were Water, Earth and Growth. Power is the subject of this year’s exhibition.

For more information visit the MOPA website.

talk, falmouth university

Talk and reviewing final year photography students’ work at Falmouth University.

Symposium, Artists’ Responses to Conflict

Edmund Clark will be speaking at a one day event organised by Culture + Conflict at the Royal College of Art with Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips, Jannane Al-Ani, Jonathan Chadwick, David Cotterell, Sarah Rifky, Nat Muller and Hossan Mahdoun.

See details on Culture + Conflict’s website.

fotomuseum winterthur, photography book event

Control Order House will be discussed as part of an event looking at ideas of investigative photography in relation to a quartet of photography books at Fotomuseum Winterthur.

See the museum website for information.

magnum foundation grant award

Edmund Clark awarded Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grant for ongoing work about ‘Unseen Spaces of the Global War on Terror’.

See Time Magazine’s website for the list of awardees for 2014.

world policy institute

The World Policy Institute reviews Edmund Clark’s work in terms of issues of representation in the Global War on Terror.

See the article on the World Policy Journal website.

talk, city lit

Talk at City Lit, the London centre for adult education. Part of a series by speakers working in or with photography.

See the City Lit website for details.

talk, Università Bocconi

A talk for the Cultural Mediation course in the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at Università Bocconi, Milan.

Control Order House, New Review

“This intelligent and aesthetically intriguing book is a wonderful example of how a photographic approach compliments the subject revealing the mediums’ true nature.”

Max Pinckers reviews Control Order House for Photobookstore Magazine. Read the review here.

project tutorials, London College of Communications

A series of talks and tutorials for the online MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course.

Royal College of Art

In conversation with Indre Serpytyte and Phd students about Forensic Aesthetics.

east wing, doha

East Wing, the international photography platform founded in Doha, Qatar, are now working with Edmund.

Visit the East Wing website.

talk, university of huddersfield

A talk and workshop over two days for photography students at the University of Huddersfield.

control order house, russia

The Russian version of Esquire magazine features Control Order House across ten pages and online.

Visit the Esquire website to see the animated feature.

talk, university of oxford

A talk for the Art and Human Rights Research Project at Oxford.

Review of ‘Power’

Review of the exhibition at The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

Read it here.

talk, university of sussex

A talk for Dr. Benedict Burbridge and the Arts Society at the University of Sussex.

‘Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War’ Exhibiting at Imperial War Museum Manchester

11 October 2013 – 23 February 2014.

How do artists contribute to our perceptions of war and conflict in an age where our understanding is shaped by the media and the internet? This autumn, in Manchester, IWM presents its first major exhibition of its national collection of contemporary art produced since the First Gulf War. Edmund is exhibiting along side artists Steve McQueen, kennardphillipps, Langlands & Bell, Miroslaw Balka, Willie Doherty, Paul Seawright, Ori Gersht and Jananne Al An.

Visit the site for more information.

MASTERCLASS AT IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH

If it could speak: masterclass with Edmund Clark

“Redeye, in collaboration with The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN), brings you a two-day intensive masterclass with Edmund Clark, considered one of the leading contemporary photographers in the UK. This masterclass is timed to coincide with IWMN’s exhibition Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War that features work from Clark’s project Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out.”

Visit Redeye website for details.

parrotta contemporary art – new gallery representation

Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart and Berlin, are now representing Edmund.

Visit the gallery website.

CABINET MAGAZINE, NEW YORK

Control Order House is featured in issue 51 of Cabinet.

Power at Aperture Foundation, New York

5 December 2013 – 30 January 2014

A selection of Guantanamo work on show in New York as part of the Power exhibition at Aperture.

Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability, has chosen Power as the theme for its fourth cycle. As a theme, Power has enormous creative reach, embracing both hope and despair in equal measure. Over two hundred nominators worldwide recommended almost 650 photographers from seventy-six countries, many of whom presented images that are both awe-inspiring and disturbing.

For more information visit Aperture Foundation

Art and Conflict seminar, Manchester University

Third in series of four seminars organised by arts organisation Culture + Conflict for a network of artists, curators, academics, administrators and critics. This one concerns Art and Satire, with talks from artists, writers and filmmakers Coco Fusco, Larissa Sansour, Zaher Omareen and Malu Halasa. Chaired by Professor James Thompson at Manchester University. There will also be a tour of the ‘Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War’ at the Imperial War Museum North, led by curator Sara Bevan.

control order house

“The facts of our age, shown with almost bland documentation that will chill you to the bone.” John Gossage

Control Order House selected by photographer and bookmaker John Gossage, and curator and writer Pete Brook, for their best books of the year selections.

Visit the photo-eye website to see all the selections.

‘Black Out – On the Verge of the Photographic’, Exhibition, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart

8 November 2013 – 18 January 2014

Black – which like white is not actually a true colour – refers in our western tradition to the notion of nothingness or represents it. Occasionally, it is also an indication of not knowing, forgetting and that ‘non-time’ beyond memory. Black canbe understood as a means of crossing lines – from the visible to the invisible, from the conscious to the unconscious, from the present to the forgotten.

For more information visit Parrottta Contemporary.

Au revoir 2013: A photobook list

“Deviner que sous la crainte du terrorisme, c’est encore un peu de la liberté de chacun qui est mise sous contrôle. Si Foucault avait été photographe… ”

Control Order House selected by cultural blog Discipline in Disorder as one of the books of the year.

Visit the website for more choices.

CONTROL ORDER HOUSE – A YEAR IN TEN TITLES

Control Order House is a significant work, quietly affecting with a deliberate and compelling impact.’

Tom Claxton, New York based photography book bibliophile selected Control Order House as one of his ten books of the year.

Visit the news section at Claxton Projects for the full list.

TALK AT APERTURE POSTPONED to 8th January

Tonight’s talk (7th January) postponed to tomorrow 8th January at 6.30pm due to freezing weather in New York.

Visit Aperture Foundation for details.

talk, aperture gallery, new york

On the occasion of the New York presentation of the Prix Pictet exhibition Power at Aperture Gallery, two artists included in the exhibition, Edmund Clark and Jacqueline Hassink, will present in-depth views of their projects and discuss them in the context of the exhibition theme, Power.

Visit Aperture Foundation for details.

Time Magazine best photobooks of 2013

Control Order House nominated as one of the best photobooks of 2013.

See Time Lighbox for the selection.

guardian best independent photobooks 2013

Guardian photography critic Sean O’Hagan selected Control Order House as one of the best limited edition artist books of 2013.

See theguardian.com for the ten books selected.

Prince Claus Fund Awards, Amsterdam

The Prince Claus Fund Awards honour outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development by individuals or organisations whose cultural actions have a positive impact on the development of their societies.

 

 

 

photo book as political object

I first wrote about Clark’s work in November 2010 when his book Guantánamo: If the light goes out was excerpted in The Guardian. I was struck by the way Clark focused on the objects of violence as a conscious strategy to avoid the dehumanising effects of conventional photojournalism. I interviewed Clark (via Skype on 31 October 2013) to discuss Control House Order, and his reflexiveness is evident throughout the recording.”

Interview with David Campbell available via his website

Talk, UCA rochester

A talk and seminar for second and third year students at UCA Rochester.

Art and Conflict Seminar

Second in series of four seminars organised by arts organisation Culture + Conflict for a network of artists, curators, academics, administrators and critics. This one concerns Art and Resistance, with talks from Professor Howard Caygill, whose latest book ‘On Resistance – A Philosophy of Defiance’ was published last month, Natalia Koliada from the Belarus Free Theatre, and filmmaker and photographic journalist Ronnie Close, currently based in Cairo.  Chaired by Dr Bernadette Buckley, at Goldsmiths University.

Workshop, London College of Communications

On grants and fundraising for MA photojournalism and documentary photography students.

Talk, Portsmouth University

Visiting lecturer talk and individual tutorial sessions for BA (Hons) Photography students, starting 10am.

‘Bringing the War Home’ Exhibition in Winchester, running until 22nd November

23 October- 22 November at Winchester Gallery

‘Bringing the War Home’ originally exhibited at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, and features ‘Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out’. Other exhibiting artists include Peter van Agtmael, Sama Alshaibi, 
Farhad Ahrarnia, Lisa Barnard,  Broomberg and Chanarin, Kay May, 
Asef Ali Mohammad, and Christopher Sims.

Visit the website for more information.

Book Signing

Control Order House book signing at Café Téléscope, 5 Rue Villedo, 75001 Paris, at 4pm. Visit the Here Press website for details.

Talk at East Wing Gallery, Paris Photo

Edmund will be talking about Control Order House for patrons of the Winterthur Museum and visitors to the East Wing Gallery, stand D2 in the Grand Palais, at 12 noon.

Paris Photo

Edmund will be at Paris Photo from 13 – 17 November, including the fair at the Grand Palais, Offprint plus other venues and events. Visit the Paris Photo website for more details.

‘Black Out – On the Verge of the Photographic’, Talk, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart

Talk about ‘Letters To Omar’ and the bureaucratic process that created the images.

‘Bringing the War Home’ Opens in Winchester

‘Bringing the War Home’ originally exhibited at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, and features ‘Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out’. Other exhibiting artists include Peter van Agtmael, Sama Alshaibi, 
Farhad Ahrarnia, Lisa Barnard,  Broomberg and Chanarin, Kay May, 
Asef Ali Mohammad, and Christopher Sims.

Visit the website for more information.

The Cultures of Memory Symposium

Recorded talk for The Cultures of Memory Symposium

UCL Anthropology is one of the four organizing universities for The Cultures of Memory Symposium 2013, which will be held in London and York during 16-20 October 2013.

The Cultures of Memory is a multi-faceted, international symposium in which the four organizing universities will present their distinct creative practices and scholarship related to memory. These include public memory projects concerned with Guantánamo Bay detention camp and the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, the performance and manifestation of remembrance, and the maintenance of cultural memory.

The symposium will present these ‘cultures of memory’ in exhibitions, performances, panel discussions, and papers.

UCL, London

New work in Bagram Airbase and Kabul

Edmund has been developing new work in Bagram and Kabul, embedded with the US army, watch this space!

Control Order House Spread

ZEIT Magazine has featured a spread on ‘Control Order House’.

Night Contact Evening

An evening of screenings of newly commissioned work and selected existing multimedia installations. Edmund was one of the judges choosing the three new works to receive Night Contact funding.

Art & Satire Workshop

Part of a research network of artists, academics, journalists, curators and funders taking part in series of workshops around the theme of Art and Conflict, organised by Culture + Conflict

cultureandconflict.org.uk

Goldsmiths University, London

Deutsche Börse nominations

Edmund has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse award for his book ‘Control Order House’, and his installation of the same work at Brighton Photo Biennial.

W. Eugene Smith Award Finalist

Edmund was selected as a finalist for the W. Egene Smith Award for his new work on Extraordinary Rendition.

Panel discussion at Le Bal Books, Festival du Livre de Photographie du Bal

Edmund will be discussing his work ‘Control Order House’.

For more information visit the site.

Talk at the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference

‘Guantanamo Bay: Art, Representation, Forensics and The State of the Unexceptional Other’

Sciences Po, Bordeaux

New Statesman Magazine – Picture Book of the Week

Control Order House featured as New Statesman Magazine’s Picture Book of the Week in the 21st-27th June issue.

‘Why I like’ – a WWII propaganda image by John Hinde

Post on Media Space Tumblr blog, ‘Why I like’ – a WWII propaganda image by John Hinde

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Talk and signing, Arles

Talk and signing, Control Order House, at The Club, 3 rue Parmentier, Arles

Five days at Rencontres D’Arles 2013

Highlights include Alfredo Jaar, Gilbert Garcin, John Davies, Lartigue, Studio Fouad, Clare Strand, Alison Rossiter, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh & Rozenn Quéré, Sergio Larrain, Atelier de Mécanique and always Le Musée Reattu.

rencontres-arles.com

museereattu.arles.fr

Art & Memory Workshop at RCA

Royal College of Art, London
Part of a research network of artists, academics, journalists, curators and funders taking part in series of workshops around the theme of Art and Conflict, organised by Culture + Conflict

cultureandconflict.org.uk

Judging – Night Contact Multimedia and Photography Festival

Judging submissions for New Work grant prize for festival in September

nightcontact.co.uk

London College of Communication

Talk for Tom Hunter and students at the London College of Communication

Launch of my new book ‘Control Order House’

Published by Here Press

6-9pm, Flowers East, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP

Supported by Matrix Chambers

More information on the Event, more information on the Book

Press and Editorial Photography from Falmouth University at Calumet, London

Talk for Harry Hardie and David White and students of Press and Editorial Photography from Falmouth University at Calumet, London

Talk for Photo-Forum at Calumet

6pm Talk for Photo-Forum at Calumet

Calumet, 93-103 Drummond St, London NW1 2HJ

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2013 Sony World Photography Awards Ceremony

Looking forward to attending the announcement of the winners for the awards which I helped judge this year, and to meeting William Eggleston who is to be honoured for his outstanding contribution to photography

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Interview on ‘The Works’, with writer and interviewer John Kelly on RTE’s arts programme

Broadcast of television interview on ‘The Works’, with writer and interviewer John Kelly on RTE’s arts programme

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Gallery of Photography, Dublin – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

5pm – Talk and Discussion with Stephen Barber, Chairman of Prix Pictet

Gallery of Photography, Meeting House Square Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

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Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam

3pm, Talk and tour at Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam

Panel discussion at Huis Marseille Museum

2-5pm Panel discussion at Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam with Jacqueline Hassink, Philippe Chancel and museum director Els Barents

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Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

5.30 pm, Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401
1016 EK Amsterdam

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University of Westminster, London

Talk for David Campany and students at the University of Westminster, London

‘Control Order House’ article and feature in Financial Times Magazine

I write about the significance of Control Orders in the UK and being the first artist to work and stay in a house where a man was held on suspicion of terrorist-related activity.

Read Full Article, or Download

Workshop B.A. Photography students at Falmouth University

Two days of workshops with final year B.A. Photography students at Falmouth University

University of Falmouth, Cornwall

Talk for Deborah Baker and students at the University of Falmouth, Cornwall

Visual Culture and the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London

Talk for Eyal Weizman and M.A. students of Visual Culture and the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London

Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center for Photography, New York

Talk for Alison Morley and students of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the International Center for Photography, New York

Gage Gallery, Chicago – Opening of ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ exhibition

The first showing of a touring version of my Guantanamo work organized by Professor Michael Ensdorf of Roosevelt University based on the images and text used for ‘ifthelightgoesout.com’ and the multimedia piece ‘Section 4 Part 20: One Day on a Saturday’

5pm, Gage Gallery, 18 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art, London

Talk for Michaela Crimmin and M.A. students on the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the Royal College of Art, London

Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Istanbul – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

6pm, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman İşletmeleri,
Sahası Antrepo No: 4, 34433 Karaköy, Istanbul

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Four days of judging for Sony World Photography Awards

One of three judges, along with Andrew Sanigar of Thames & Hudson and gallery director Juana de Aizpuru, of the Fine Art categories

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Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

5pm, Hungarian House of Photography, H-1065 Budapest-Terézváros, Nagymezõ utca 20

Exhibition Photographs by Dávid Ferenczy

 

Talk and tour at Flowers Gallery, New York, for ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’

4pm, Flowers Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Flowers Gallery, Chelsea, New York – Opening of ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ exhibition

Exhibition combining the forensic aesthetic of large prints of the objects and spaces of the control, incarceration and exercise of power over the individual, with documents from the ‘Letters to Omar’ series and the multimedia installation ‘Section 4 Part 20: One Day on a Saturday’

6-8pm, Flowers Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

George Eastman House Museum Gala Evening, New York

Great evening celebrating George Eastman House Museum with curator Alison Nordstrom

Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

6.30pm, Galerie Vanessa Quang, 
5B rue de Beauce,
75003 Paris, France

More information via Prix Pictet, More information via Galerie Quang

Four days at Paris Photo

Highlights: Gustave le Grey at Petit Palais, Paul Graham at Le Bal, Archive of Modern Conflict at Grand Palais

More information Modernism or Modernity, More information on Paul Graham

Talk for Max Kandhola and students at Nottingham Trent University

Talk at Lighthouse, Brighton, as part of Brighton Photo Biennial

6.30pm, Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton
, BN1 4AJ

More information via The Lighthouse, More information via Whats On

Book Signing, PS Brighton

5.30pm, PS Brighton, Kensington Gardens
, Brighton

Talk for Matthew Lea and students at University of West London

Talk for Richard Billingham and students at University of Middlesex, London

Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich – Opening of Prix Pictet ‘Power’ exhibition

More info about the exhibition. More information about the Prix Pictet

Bernheimer Fine Art , Brienner Strasse 7, 80333, Munich

Delighted to be awarded inaugural ZEITmagazin Fotopreis at Fotodoks Festival

All participating artists in the Stadtmuseum exhibition nominated three of the bodies of work for the prize. The festival organisers and editor of ZEITmagazin then selected the prize winner

More information.

Stadtmuseum, Munich – Fotodoks Festival for Contemporary Documentary Photography

Invited to be one of seven British photographers exhibiting in this very enjoyable festival based at the Stadtmuseum in Munich. The week involved a collaborative hanging with the other British and German photographers and a series of artist talks, tours, workshops and screenings. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Achtung – Respect, Control Change’

Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 München

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Saatchi Gallery, London – Prix Pictet Award Ceremony and Opening of ‘Power’ exhibition

Delighted to be one of the exhibiting shortlisted artists and congratulations to winner Luc Delahaye

Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, Kings Road, London, SW3 4RY

More information on the Prix PictetMore information about the Exhibition

Panel Discussion: Classified Spaces, as part of opening day of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012

With artist Omer Fast and Prof. Julian Stallabrass
to examine how artists have aimed to lend public visibility to spaces controlled and concealed by governments and the military; along with the tactics deployed by those in power to suppress the publication of this material

4.30pm, Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton,
58 – 67 Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY

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Brighton Photo Biennial – Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space – ‘Control Order House’

Invited to show ‘Control Order House’ in Brighton Photo Biennial organized by Photoworks. This is the first manifestation of the work, shown here as an in-progress installation piece, having only recently been granted permission from the UK government to use the material.

‘An examination of space, control and criminalization. Edmund Clark is the first artist to be granted access to a house in which a person suspected of terrorist related activity had been placed under a Control Order.’

University of Brighton Gallery, 58-67 Grand Parade,
Brighton, BN2 9QA

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Berwick International Film & Media Arts Festival – Pictures in Motion – ‘Section 4 Part 2: One Day on a Saturday’

Commissioned to develop a multimedia installation for the festival theme ‘Pictures in Motion’, focusing on the relationship between the still and the moving image and how one practice informs the other in terms of technique, aesthetic and exhibition.

‘Section 4 Part 20: One day on a Saturday’, produced in collaboration with multimedia editor Anna Stevens, explores levels of complicity surrounding the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay, using material gathered from detainees, guards, interrogators and ordinary people. The installation is set in the Council Chamber – a symbolic site of both democracy and authority.

The Council Chamber, Berwick Town Hall, Berwick, Northumberland

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Talk and panel: ‘Pictures in Motion’, as part of Berwick International Film & Media Arts Festival

With artists Amit Madheshiya, David Oates and Amanda Belantara

2pm, Berwick Town Hall, Berwick, Northumberland

Talk and panel: ‘Pictures in Motion’, as part of Berwick International Film & Media Arts Festival

With artists Amit Madheshiya, David Oates and Amanda Belantara

2pm, Berwick Town Hall, Berwick, Northumberland

Photographers’ Gallery, The World in London

Opening of exhibitions at Photographers’ Gallery, in Victoria Park, Hackney and in Park House, Oxford Street, London, to celebrate the diversity of London in 2012, by commissioning a portrait of a person or people from each of the 204 nations competing at the London Olympics.

My subject was Majid Mnahi from Kuwait.

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Panel discussion for Prix Pictet

Panel discussion for Prix Pictet at Rencontres D’Arles headquarters, with photographers Jacqueline Hassink and Philippe Chancel, Stephen Barber, Chairman of the Prix Pictet and Leo Johnson one of the judges.

Rencontres d’Arles 2012 – Prix Pictet Shortlist

Four days in Arles for Rencontres festival of photography including the announcement of the shortlisting of ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ for the prestigious Prix Pictet

Launch of Granta issue119 at The Worlds Literature Festival

Talk and panel discussion with writers Andrea Stuart, Rachel Seiffert and Granta editor John Freeman at the University of East Anglia with the Norwich Writers Centre. The launch of Granta 119: Britain was part of the Worlds Literature Festival when 30 writers from around the world, led by Nobel Laureate JM Coetzee, Michael Ondaatje and Jeanette Winterson, gathered in celebration of England’s first UNESCO City of Literature

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Launch of Brighton Photo Biennial at Photographers’ Gallery

Announcement of my inclusion in programme for 2012 Biennial organized by Photoworks

More information via Photoworks

Materialities, Visualities, Securities: Workshop at School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

Fascinating discussion on ways of looking at International Relations and geo-political security issues through the visual and material nature of objects rather than accepted forms of linguistic and textual representation.

University of Sussex

Panel Discussion at Istanbul Modern Art Museum

3pm, Panel discussion at Istanbul Modern Art Museum with Jacqueline Hassink, Rena Effendi and Francis Hodgson, photography critic of the Financial Times