Robert Clark is a freelance photographer based in New York City and works with the world’s leading magazines and major publishing houses, as well as on cutting edge advertising campaigns.
His work has won numerous international awards, graced the pages and covers of magazines such as Time, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Stern, French Geo, US News and World Report. Discover, and has appeared on more than 40 book covers.
During his fifteen-year association with National Geographic Magazine, Clark has photographed over 30 stories, including more than a dozen covers. In March 2003, he photographed the magazine’s first digital cover on dinosaur behavior, exploring how they might have lived. The article, “Was Darwin Wrong?” which Clark photographed for National Geographic, earned the National Magazine award for best essay in 2005.
Known for his innovation, Clark was commissioned by Sony Ericsson to travel the country for 50 days with only a cell phone camera to document the beauty and diversity of America. This unique ad campaign, which was Clark’s brainchild, generated tremendous amounts of earned media in major newspapers and TV news programs across the country. His book, Image America, developed into a gallery exhibit in New York City and was the first ever published photography book using a cell phone camera. Clark’s trip was hosted on American Photo magazine’s website, which closely documented his day-to-day travels.
Early in his career, Clark left his job with The Philadelphia Inquirer to document the lives of high school football players in Odessa, Texas with author Buzz Bissinger, for the book “Friday Night Lights”. The book was a best seller and eventually became a major motion picture and a television series on NBC.
In 2003, Anne Wilkes Tucker of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston brought Clark back to Texas to capture the first year of the new NFL team, the Houston Texans. Clark’s documentary and portraiture project resulted in one of the museum’s most popular exhibits in recent years. The publication of a collectable 220-page black and white photo book, “First Down Houston: Birth of an NFL Franchise”, sold more than 5,000 copies. Clark was also the principal photographer for First Lady Hillary Clinton’s book, “An Invitation to the White House”.
(b.1974) Wayne Lawrence is a St.Kitts born documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. His work is a visual diary of his life experiences, and focuses on individuals and rituals within communities otherwise overlooked by the mainstream media.
His photographs have been exhibited at the Open Society Institute, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, The Corridor Gallery and The Calumet Gallery and have been featured in publications such as COLORS, Esquire, Essence, Mother Jones, Newsweek, PDN, Trace, Vibe, XXL and Repubblica XL.
In 2010, Wayne was selected as one of Photo District News’ 30 photographers to watch and received the Sony Emerging Photographer award (PDN’s Photo Annual) for his work from Orchard Beach.
His work is included in the permanent collection of the Dusable Museum of African American History.