'In Edmund Clark I find one of our best photographers but, more importantly, one of our finest humanists.' --Simon Norfolk, Photographer
'Terse, telling images, unpopulated pictures of a dehumanized world.' --Simon Armitage, Poet and Novelist
'As harsher sentencing policies force many people to face the prospect of growing old in prison Edmund Clark s photographs give a unique insight into what it means to measure out your time in a bleak institution. Clear, painterly images show us, in ways that words cannot, the detail of men's lives behind bars. This extraordinary body of work manages to get close without being intrusive, to be compassionatewithout becoming emotional.' --Juliet Lyon, Director, Prison Reform Trust
About the Author
Edmund Clark has built a reputation for combining strong ideas with an ability to work in sensitive situations and with people on the margins of society. His work combines still life, portrait and landscape to explore the relationship between environment, memory and the passage of time. His most recent exhibition was Faces and Memories of Centenarians at the Spitz Gallery, London, and at Bloomingdale's, New York. A previous winner of a coveted 'Gold Pencil' at the New York One Show Advertising Awards, Clark's work is also in major collections including the National Portrait Gallery.