Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist whose work links history, politics and representation. His work traces ideas of shared humanity, otherness and unseen experience through landscape, architecture and the documents, possessions and environments of subjects of political tension. Recent works ‘Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition’, ‘The Mountains of Majeed‘, ‘Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out’ and ‘Control Order House’ engage with state censorship to explore the hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the ‘Global War on Terror’. His work has been exhibited widely including major solo museum exhibitions at the Imperial War Museum, London and Zephyr, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim.

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  • Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition (Aperture/Magnum Foundation 2016)
  • Control Order House (Here Press 2013, 2016)
  • The Mountains of Majeed (Here Press 2014)
  • Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out (Dewi Lewis Publishing 2010)
  • Still Life Killing Time (Dewi Lewis Publishing 2007)

Awards & Nominations

  • Arles Photo-Text Book Award 2016, Winner
  • Association of Italian Photo Editors 2012, Book of the Year
  • International Center of Photography 2017 Infinity Award: Documentary and Photojournalism, Winner
  • International Photobook Festival 2011 & 2013, Best Book of The Year Selection
  • International Photography Awards/Lucies 2010, Editorial Photographer of the Year
  • International Photography Awards/Lucies 2011, Best Book Award
  • International Photography Awards/Lucies 2011 & 2012, International Photographer of the Year Shortlist
  • Magnum Foundation, Grant 2014
  • New York Photo Awards 2011, Best Book Award
  • One Show Advertising Awards, New York, 2003, Gold Pencil
  • Prix Pictet 2012, Shortlist for theme of Power
  • The Roddick Foundation, Grant 2015
  • Royal Photographic Society 2011, Hood Medal
  • The British Journal of Photography International Photography Prize 2009, Winner
  • W. Eugene Smith Foundation Grant 2013, Finalist
  • ZEIT Magazin Fotopreis 2012, Winner

Talks & Symposia

  • Art and Revolution
    European Consortium for Political Research, Bordeaux, France
  • Art and Terrorism Symposium
    Courtauld Institute, London, UK
  • Border Control
    Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK
  • Captivity in Twentieth Century Warfare: Archives, History, Memory
    Ecole Militaire, Paris, France
  • Face Off – Pakistan, Issues of Terror and Intolerance
    Department of Culture, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Guantanamo: If the Light Goes Out
    Houses of Parliament, London, UK
  • Photography and Anthropology
    British Museum, London, UK
  • Remembering Guantanamo
    Columbia University, New York, USA
  • The Political Life of Things
    Imperial War Museum, London, UK


Other Books

  • [7P] [7] Places [7] Precarious Fields (Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg/Kehrer Verlag 2015)
  • Under Surveillance (Revolver Publishing 2015)
  • Power (te Neus 2012)
  • Confined: The Captive and Keeper in Contemporary Life (The Bluecoat 2011)
  • Bringing the War Home (Impressions Gallery 2010)

Solo & Group Exhibitions

  • Aperture Foundation, New York
  • Association of Photographers Gallery, London
  • Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
  • Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
  • Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton
  • Centre de la photographie, Geneva
  • East Wing Gallery, Dubai
  • Flowers Gallery, London & New York
  • Format Fesival, Derby
  • Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Mannheim
  • Gage Gallery, Chicago
  • Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris
  • Gallery of Photography, Dublin
  • House of Photography, Budapest
  • Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam
  • Houston Center for Photography, Texas
  • Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
  • Imperial War Museum, London
  • Impressions Gallery, Bradford
  • Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
  • Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
  • Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
  • Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart
  • Photofusion, London
  • Pingyao Photography Festival, China
  • Platform for Art, London
  • Saatchi Gallery, London
  • Stadtmuseum, Munich
  • Zephyr, Rheis Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim


  • Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, USA
  • Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
  • Imperial War Museums, London, UK
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
  • National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
  • National Portrait Gallery, London, UK