CJ Clarke is an award winning filmmaker, producer and photographer.
His film Mother & Daughter won the inaugural BJP/Canon Open Shutter award. He also also wrote and directed 'It Shouldn't Happen Here' an advert Save the Children's UK poverty campaign.
For over ten years he has been working on the project 'Magic Party Place' which documents the lives, habits and environment of contemporary England. In parallel, CJ has been working on the project 'Loyalists' about contemporary Northern Ireland.
His work has been commended in the once in the Ian Parry Award, twice in the Observer Hodge Award, three times in the Magenta Flash Forward Award.
He is co-founder of crowd sourced activist initiative, The Rape in India Project.
He is co-founder and director of Just Another Photo Festival, a festival that democratizes photography by taking photography to the people and forging new audiences.
Shortlisted: Rencontres d'Arles, Author Book Award 2017
Shortlisted: Photo Espana Book of the Year 2017
Longlisted: Photo London, Krazna-Kraus Book Award, 2017
Shortlisted: Aperture Paris Photo First Book Award 2016 - 'Magic Party Place.'
Canon/BJP Open Shutter Award: Winner for the film 'Mother & Daughter.'
Nikon/BJP Project Assistance Award Finalist 2010
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers 2010: Selected Winner
The Press Photographers Year 2009, Selected Entry
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers 2008: Highly Commended.
Observer Hodge Award 2006: Highly Commended.
Ian Parry Award 2006: Commended.
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers 2006 Competition: Highly Commended.
Observer Hodge Award 2005: Highly Commended.
October 2017: Magic Party Place / New Town Utopia, Sharjah Biennial, Beirut Arts Centre
Sept 2017: Magic Party Place, Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden
August 2017: Magic Party Place, Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 2017: Magic Party Place, Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland
May 2017: Magic Party Place, Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, Palm Springs Photo Festival, California
May 2017: Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
March 2017: Magic Party Place (dreaming of a New Town Utopia), FORMAT Festival, UK
Feb 2017: Aperture-Paris Photo First Book Shortlist exhibition, Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, Germany
Nov 2016: Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist Exhibition, France
Nov 2016: Magic Party Place, part of the Aperture-Paris Photo Shortlist exhibition, Ivorypress, Madrid, November 29, 2016 – January 19, 2017
November April 2010: ‘Playgrounds’ Belfast Exposed Gallery
Nov 2009: Open Competition, The Otter Gallery.
Jan 2009: Medcalf Gallery, London: Uncertain Streets
Sept 2007: New London Architecture Gallery: Away from Home - New Hotels in London
April 2007: Architecture Foundation, The Yard Gallery, London, Next Generation Architects
Jan 2007: Magic Party Place - DMG Gallery
Dec 2006: Magic Party Place - Towngate Theatre
Nov 2006: Guardian Newsroom, London, Observer Hodge Award Exhibition - Magic Party Place
Aug 2006: Getty Gallery, London, Ian Parry Award Exhibition - Magic Party Place
Nov 2005: Guardian Newsroom, London, Observer Hodge Award Exhibition - Lebanon 2005
Sept 2005: Romanian HIV Orphans Exhibition, City Screen York
British Journal of Photography, Keep Moving: Photographers Embrace Film Making, May 2011
The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, Save the Children, Christian Aid, BWA, Vanity Fair, Standard Chartered Bank, Sightsavers International, Upworthy, The Lansdowne Club, The Sloane Club, Ralph Lauren, The Architecture Foundation, New London Architecture, University of the Arts London.