A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

025 - Edmund Clark

Episode Summary

Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist interested in linking 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. The series Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, Letters to Omar and Control Order House, all of which have been published as books, engage with state censorship to explore the hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the ‘Global War on Terror’, as does Edmunds latest book, co-authored by counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black, Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition. His other book, The Mountains of Majeed, reflects on the end of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Edmund’s work has been acquired for national and international collections including, in Britain, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Media Museum and The Imperial War Museum, London where he is currently preparing for the opening of a major, year-long exhibition, which he talks briefly about in the interview. Awards include the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service, being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet on the theme of Power and being twice nominated for the Deutsche Borse Prize. He teaches postgraduate students at the University of the Arts London, contributes regularly to international conferences and symposia, and is actively engaged with education through lectures, talks, workshops and portfolio reviews.

Episode Notes

Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist interested in linking 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. The series Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, Letters to Omar and Control Order House, all of which have been published as books, engage with state censorship to explore the hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the ‘Global War on Terror’, as does Edmunds latest book, co-authored by counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black, Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition. His other book, The Mountains of Majeed, reflects on the end of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Edmund’s work has been acquired for national and international collections including, in Britain, The National Portrait Gallery, The National Media Museum and The Imperial War Museum, London where he is currently preparing for the opening of a major, year-long exhibition, which he talks briefly about in the interview. Awards include the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service, being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet on the theme of Power and being twice nominated for the Deutsche Borse Prize. He teaches postgraduate students at the University of the Arts London, contributes regularly to international conferences and symposia, and is actively engaged with education through lectures, talks, workshops and portfolio reviews.