Carly Clarke

Carly Clarke is a social documentary photographer. Her work mainly focuses on social and political issues that otherwise might go unnoticed. She primarily shoots with medium format film for long-term projects. Storytelling through the voices of people she photographs is key to her work.

When she was diagnosed with cancer several years ago she created a self-portrait project ‘Reality Trauma’ which then widened to include her brother Joe’s treatment for the same type of blood cancer seven years later. This was widely published on the BBC worldwide and led to podcasts and talks about her work, which have been published online and in print such as, the Portrait of Britain, Lymphoma Action, British Journal of Photography, BBC, Lensculture, Journal Contacto & Let’s Explore Magazine. She has had recognition through the International Photography Awards, Portrait of Britain and work shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Projects by Carly on Photography Chronicle


In the Blood

Photographer Carly Clarke’s raw and personal photo-documentary about her brother Joe, diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2018.