Annabel Clark’s Profile

Carmen and Lupita By Annabel Clark
Carmen and Lupita
My camera gives me courage.  It allows me to look at things that scare me, to speak to strangers who don’t share my language and to connect with people whose daily experiences are the opposite of my own.  It guides me through difficult times in my own life and reveals the challenges that face others each day.  My camera opens the door to people’s homes and it speaks on my behalf: I am here to tell your story. I first photographed 11-year-old conjoined twins Carmen...
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Annabel Clark was born in Topanga Canyon, California in 1981.  She received her B.F.A. in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2003.  During her final term at Parsons, she photographed her mother, the late actress Lynn Redgrave, during her treatment and initial recovery from breast cancer.  In 2004, the project was published as a six-page spread in the  New York Times Magazine and then as the book  Journal: A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery from Breast Cancer  by Umbrage Editions.  Her work has been exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Photography, Michael Mazzeo Gallery and the Southeast Museum of Photography as well as at hospitals and medical schools across the country. Her editorial work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Observer, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and Proto Magazine. She also teaches photography at the Creative Center, a nonprofit organization that provides free art workshops to people living with cancer and other chronic illnesses. 

Annabel Clark


Healing the Children, TransFORM Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

Journal, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Healing the Children, Locust Grove-Samuel Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY

Journal, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Rights of Passage, National Arts Club, NY, NY
Journal, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Journal, Vogelstein Center for Drama & Film, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Journal, PAC Gallery, Tulsa, OK

Journal, Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, New York, NY
One on One, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN


Family Value: Summer Portrait Salon, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NY, NY
E-Cite, FotoVisura Pavilion, NY Photo Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Mother Me, Caribou Baby, Brooklyn, NY

Photo Bravo, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
Degrees of Separation: Summer Portrait Salon, Michael Mazzeo Gallery, NY, NY

Project Diversity, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Photography, New York Law School, NY, NY

The Photo Show, Gallery 402, NY, NY


Sass Foundation for Medical Research, Albina Taddeo Humanitarian Award, 2008
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Artist-in-Residence, 2007-2008
Beatrice Renfield Foundation, Grant for “Journal” exhibition, 2007
Photo District News Photo Annual: Photo Books, 2005
International Photography Awards:  3rd place for Books (People), 2005
Women in Photography International: Beauty Camera - the eye of the beholder
1st and 2nd place for Photojournalism, 2005
American Photography 20, 2004


Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN


Irish Times Magazine, “Overcoming a Death Sentence”, January 21, 2012
New York Times, Sunday Styles, “Vows: Sunny Jacobs & Peter Pringle”, November 20, 2011
The London Times, Weekend, “The rose that brought us joy”, May 21, 2011
New York Times Magazine, “The Lives They Lived”, December 26, 2010
New York Times Magazine, “Mammogram Math”, December 13, 2009
Marie Claire, “What Kind of Mother Leaves Her Kids?”, August 2009
Redbook, “I Became a Mother When...”, May 2009
Hudson Valley Magazine, “Helping Hands”, November 2008
New York Times Magazine, “Regrets Only?”, October 7, 2007
Latina Magazine, “Stories of Strength”, October 2007
Prevention, “While You Were Helping”, August 2007
New York Times Magazine, “Family Leave Values”, July 29, 2007
Women & Cancer, “Strength Revealed”, Summer 2007
Glamour, “What your mother’s health means for you?”, May 2007
Proto Magazine, “At Home in Hospice”, Spring 2007
Proto Magazine, “First Person: I Want to Stay Right Here”, Fall 2006
New York Times Magazine, “A Family History in Rewrite”, July 9, 2006
New York Times Magazine, “A Dramatic Shut-in: Richard Greenberg”, March 26, 2006
Journal: A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery from Breast Cancer.  Photographs by Annabel Clark.  Text by Lynn Redgrave.  Introduction by Barron Lerner.    Umbrage Editions: New York, 2004.
The Guardian Weekend Magazine, UK, “Pulling Through”, October 2004
El Semanal, Spain, “Mi dia a dia contra el cancer de mama”, October 2004
Leib und Leiben, Germany, “Alles uber meine Mutter”, October 2004
American Photography 20, 2004
The Observer Magazine, UK, “This Much I Know: Kim Gordon, Rock Singer”, June 2004
New York Times Magazine, “Our Journal”, April 18, 2004
New York Times Magazine, “The Way We Live Now”, February 22, 2004


Poughkeepsie Journal, “Actress, Daughter Chronicle Cancer Fight”,  June 25, 2008. Hertz, Larry.
The Voice Ledger, “Miles of Hope to Host Exhibit”,  June 19, 2008.  Lucas, Tabitha.
Tulsa World, “An Intimate Focus”, April 6, 2008.  Watts, James D.
Daily News, “Actress Bares Her Soul, Pain”, September 18, 2007
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Photographer Named Artist in Residence…”, September 7, 2007
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, “Difficult Lives”, July 2007.  Xenos, Stephanie.
The Rake, “So Little Time…”   June 2007.  Klefstad, Ann.
City Pages, “A-List Picks.”  June 2007.  Terhark, Chuck.
El Semanal, “6 historias con final feliz”.  December 24, 2006.  Gomez, Lourdes.
Guideposts, “Healing Steps.”  October 2005.  O’Roark, Mary Ann.
Good Housekeeping UK.  “Our Journal.”  July 2005.  Fowler, Kerry.
Photo District News, Photo Annual.  May 2005
Sunday Times Magazine, UK.  “Relative Values.”  April 10, 2005.  Scott, Caroline.
MAMM, “Spreading the Word.”  January/February 2005.  Gordon, Emily.
Harper’s Bazaar Australia, “Right by Her Side.”  December 2004.  Rawlings, Sally.
People Magazine, “Stories of Hope.” November 1, 2004.  Smolowe, Jill.
Photo District News.  “In Print.” November 2004.  Lehan, Joanna.
Library Journal, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.” September 1, 2004.  Fox, Bette-Lee.


Visual Diaries Photography Workshop, The Creative Center, New York, NY 2007-present
New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY January 2011
Arts Alive Annual Photography Workshop (7th grade), Kent Center School, Kent, CT, 2007-2010
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL, October 2009
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY, October 2006
19th Annual FACTors Breast Cancer Education Conference, Tampa, FL, September 2006


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Photography BFA 2003
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Fine Art BFA candidate 1999-2000


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