I recently covered a story about the uncounted suicides in military families. While it is known that 22 veterans kill themselves every day, it is not known how many military spouses, siblings and parents are also committing suicide.
I spent two days in November with a couple whose son was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2008. Two years later, their grieving daughter killed herself. My series of photographs of Bill and Christine Koch were published last week as part of an interactive feature on CNN.com called “The Uncounted” which explores this topic through the stories of military families: The Spouse, The Parents, The Teenager and The Sibling. The images and stories written by Ashley Fantz can be viewed here.
Photos ©Annabel Clark
My project on Carmen and Lupita, which was the Documentary Series category winner in the 2012 New York Photo Awards, is featured in the NYPH Journal published by Powerhouse Books. You can purchase the journal for $10 here.
“NYPH Journal is a portal into the vast visual landscape that is contemporary photography. The journal focuses on the remarkable talents of photographers included in the The New York Photo Awards and features those artists alongside commissioned essays and articles from taste-makers in contemporary fine art and documentary photography, photobooks, and beyond.
Hard-hitting visual essays on pandemic obesity, gritty depictions of drug abuse in South Asia, and an intimate portrait of conjoined twins are just a handful of the documentary projects that characterize the expanse covered in NYPH Journal. These essays are published alongside innovative portfolios from up-and-comers, placing equal importance on each and ensuring important visual perspectives are recognized. With a design that focuses primarily on the photograph, each image has room to breathe, compelling the viewer to ponder the matters contained within.
Photographers featured include: I-Hsuen Chen, Annabel Clark, Christopher Dawson, Benedicte Desrus, Rami Hanafi, Adam Hinton, Acacia Johnson, Ryan Koopmans, Raul Krebs, Alexander Kreher, Kai Löffelbein, Benjamin Lowy, Steph Martyniuk, Robert Rutoed, Maria Sturm, and many, many more.
NYPH Journal is a clean and focused look at what the New York Photo Festival has always set out to showcase: “The Future of Contemporary Photography.”
My portrait of playwright and activist Eve Ensler appeared in the February 8th edition of the Guardian Weekend Magazine. She discusses her global campaign to end violence against women One Billion Rising for Justice. Read the full interview here.
Two prints from my series on Carmen and Lupita are available for purchase on Visura Exchange.
Each image is available as an 8 x 10 inch digital c-print, signed by myself and the twins. They are available in editions of 15 for $300 each and come with a personal essay written by Carmen and Lupita.
1/3 of all proceeds go directly to Carmen and Lupita to help provide for their medical and education expenses.
This past July, I was commissioned to shoot a portrait of the filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, who made the documentaries Trouble the Water and Citizen Koch. Their portrait and advice appears amongst those of 60 documentary filmmakers, including Albert Maysles, Martin Scorsese, Errol Morris and Barbara Kopple in a new book titled Tell Me Something. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a young filmmaker or cinephile, this just might be the ticket. You can purchase a copy here.
Two photographs from the Caregivers project appeared in the September issue of More Magazine. They were used to illustrate an article about the results of a nationwide survey on what we think we owe our aging parents. You can read the article here and watch a discussion of the survey on the Today Show here.
Happy 13th Birthday Carmen and Lupita!
Kyle ©Annabel Clark
‘Someone I Know’ is the latest project curated by Stuart Pilkington. He asked a variety of established and emerging photographers from across the globe to take a portrait of someone they know, no matter how loosely. The collection of over 140 portraits are now live on the project’s website, including my submission, a portrait of my nephew Kyle.
When people ask how old I was when I became interested in photography, I should change my answer from 15 to 6 years old. Apparently that’s when I started shooting.
Happy Birthday Mom….