Photographer Bob Carlos Clarke


Bob Carlos Clarke was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950. He moved to England to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975.

bobcarlosclarke12a bobcarlosclarke12bHe worked in almost every sphere of photography, winning numerous awards for his high-profile advertising campaigns, recognition for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities, and international acclaim from collectors of fine prints.

bobcarlosclarke12c bobcarlosclarke12dBob Carlos Clarke produced six books: The Illustrated Delta of Venus (1979), Obsession (1981), The Dark Summer (1985), White Heat (1990), Shooting Sex (2002), and Love Dolls Never Die (2004).

bobcarlosclarke12eHe died in 2006. His works are now highly collectable and have been acquired by national art galleries including the National Portrait Gallery (UK), National Media Museum for the National Photography Collection (UK), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum (USA), and Crawford Art Gallery (Ireland).

bobcarlosclarke12fPhotographer Bob Carlos Clarke
more at The Little Black Gallery

bobcarlosclarke12g“One of the great photographic image-makers of the last few decades”
Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery

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