CJ Clarke is an award winning director, photographer and producer working at the intersection or youth, identity and politics.
He is the author of 'Magic Party Place' which was short listed for the Aperture Paris Photo First Book Award 2016, Arles Authors Book Award 2017 and Photo Espana Book of the Year 2017. Completed over the course of ten years, 'Magic Party Place' documents contemporary England, mapping the rise of the right and the roots of Brexit in the process. Following the publication of the book he worked on an experiment short doc with Channel 4 and a multi-screen installation that was shown at the 2017 FORMAT Festival, at the Beirut Arts Centre as part of the 2017 Sharjah Biennial and recently in London’s Rich Mix.
His film Cody’s Story won the inaugural BJP/Canon Open Shutter award. He also wrote and directed It Shouldn’t Happen Here to launch Save the Children’s UK poverty campaign. He has directed TV ads for RSPCA and recently for the Centrepoint Christmas campaign.
Widely published his work has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, HUCK, Dazed and Confused, The New York Times, Vanity Fair and TIME, amongst others.