Marcelas Owens for CNN Digital

Marcelas_0412_webMarcelas_0573_web

“I’m not the Obamacare kid anymore”: When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law at a White House ceremony six years ago, Marcelas Owens was the chubby kid in a black vest standing next to the president.  Marcelas is now 17 and transgender.

Shot on assignment for CNN Digital.  See the full story and slideshow here.

Photos ©Annabel Clark

Share
Posted in Publications | Comments Off on Marcelas Owens for CNN Digital

Hospice adoption for People Magazine

Salchert_1049_webSalchert_0940_web‘No Baby Should Have to Die Alone’: A Wisconsin mom of 8 opens her heart and her home to abandoned, terminally ill infants

Shot on assignment for the March 21st issue of People Magazine

Read the full story here.

Photos ©Annabel Clark

Salchert_0457_webSalchert_0042_webSalchert_0587_webSalchert_0158_web

 

 

Share
Posted in In print, News, Publications | Comments Off on Hospice adoption for People Magazine

Kids Code for the Wall Street Journal

Kidscode_0047_LRKidscode_0140_LR
Kidscode_0112_LR

Photos ©Annabel Clark for the Wall Street Journal

Families are finding new ways to teach their children to code at home, using games and apps to teach basic programming skills.  Click here to view the slideshow.

Share
Posted in In print, Publications | Comments Off on Kids Code for the Wall Street Journal

From Brooklyn to Seattle

AnnabelClark_Seattle

©Annabel Clark

After 15 years of life as a New Yorker, I have returned to the west coast and am now based in Seattle, Washington.  It was a bittersweet departure.   I moved to New York at age 19 to study photography at Parsons School of Design and feel very lucky to have been able to build a career straight out of college doing what I love.   New York is an inspiring place to live and work, but it was time for a change and I am excited for this next chapter.  I look forward to discovering new places, new faces and new projects in 2016. Happy new year!

Share
Posted in News | Comments Off on From Brooklyn to Seattle

Journal featured on Refinery29

31-InjectionsInBed

It has been 11 years since my book “Journal: A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery from Breast Cancer” was published.  My photographs were paired with my mother’s written journal entries and together we chronicled every aspect of her experience with the disease.  When the book was published, she was in remission and we both felt that the project had captured a complete story with a beginning, middle and an end.  The end of the book signified the end of the disease.  However, two years later the cancer reappeared in her bones and in 2010 she passed away.   For awhile, I had a hard time looking at the photographs. I could no longer compartmentalize the disease into something that had come and gone.  The message of hope in the book seemed to fade.  But five years after my mother’s death, I look at the images again and I am reminded that this project was one of her proudest accomplishments.  I think it gave her strength to continue living each day to the fullest and doing the things she loved despite the fact that the doctors could no longer offer the goal of remission.  It is my hope that patients, survivors and caregivers will continue to find solace in this work.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Refinery29 is featuring my images along with an interview which you can view here.

Share
Posted in Books, Projects, Publications | Comments Off on Journal featured on Refinery29

New Brooklyn Theatre

 

2015 Production of 'Rachel'New Brooklyn TheatreIrondale CenterBrooklyn, NY

This August, I photographed two productions by the New Brooklyn Theatre at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene.  “Rachel”, written by Angelina Weld Grimke in 1916 was the first play ever staged by a black female playwright. The drama follows a young black woman who learns about the lynching of her father and brother and doubts whether she can bear to bring more lives into a violent world. “Las Meninas”, a contemporary play written by Lynn Nottage, is the story of a love affair between Louis XIV’s wife Queen Marie-Therese and Nabo, an African dwarf servant as told through the imagination of their illegitimate daughter.

Both plays were written by African-American women and reclaim the lost histories of black lives and explore the fear of bringing children into unjust societies – themes that unfortunately remain incredibly relevant today.

2015 Production of 'Rachel'New Brooklyn TheatreIrondale CenterBrooklyn, NY2015 Production of 'Rachel'New Brooklyn TheatreIrondale CenterBrooklyn, NY2015 Production of 'Rachel'New Brooklyn TheatreIrondale CenterBrooklyn, NY

LASMENINAS_20150805_0124_LoRes_AClarkLASMENINAS_20150805_0211_LoRes_AClarkLASMENINAS_20150805_0517_LoRes_AClarkLASMENINAS_20150805_0359_LoRes_AClark
LASMENINAS_20150805_0867_LoRes_AClarkAll photographs ©Annabel Clark

Share
Posted in News | Comments Off on New Brooklyn Theatre

Gay Pride March for PBS


Gay Pride Parade NYC 2015Photo ©Annabel Clark

I was thrilled to photograph the Gay Pride March in NYC this summer, following Grand Marshals Sir Ian McKellan and Sir Derek Jacobi down Fifth Avenue to Christopher Street in the West Village.

Click here for a full gallery.

 

Share
Posted in News, Projects | Comments Off on Gay Pride March for PBS

Jonathan Galassi for Wall Street Journal

 

‘Muse’: A Fictional Sendup of the Publishing Industry

In his debut novel, Jonathan Galassi recreates the sex-fueled early days of Farrar, Straus

Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux in his office on 18th Street. Galassi has written a novel, and it’s being published by his competitor, Knopf. The book is a sendup of the publishing industry, with a love triangle involving a superstar poet and two rival publishers. It imagines a future in which all the major publishing houses have merged into Random Schuster Norton. It also peripherally addresses the Harper Lee controversy. As the poet nears the end of her life, an unpublished work of hers is discovered. A “publishing scoundrel,” acting on her wishes, decides to publish it. Book release date is June 2.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/muse-a-fictional-sendup-of-the-publishing-industry-1432238583

 

 

Share
Posted in In print, Publications | Comments Off on Jonathan Galassi for Wall Street Journal

Louis Begley for the Wall Street Journal

A Society Scribe Shifts to Thrillers

‘About Schmidt’ author Louis Begley’s award-winning fiction usually takes on bad behavior among the well-bred and prosperous.  ‘Killer, Come Hither’ ratchets up the intrigue – and the evil

http://www.wsj.com/articles/louis-begley-a-society-scribe-shifts-to-thrillers-1427213217

Share
Posted in In print, Publications | Comments Off on Louis Begley for the Wall Street Journal

Stephen Adly Guirgis for the Wall Street Journal

04Guirgis_023Stephen Adly Guirgis ‘s play ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ tells the story of a white cop who shoots an older black cop, echoing recent events in Ferguson, Mo. and New York:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/between-riverside-and-crazy-opens-this-week-1423674598

Share
Posted in In print, Publications | Comments Off on Stephen Adly Guirgis for the Wall Street Journal