University of Westminster, London, UK (BA Film & Photo Arts)
Photo Associations & Memberships:
IFJ (International Federation of Journalists (Brussels)
NUJ National union of Journalists (UK)
About Garry Clarkson
It was as a newspaper photographer, that Clarkson began his work, with coverage of the 1989 book burning in his home city of Bradford, UK, following the publication of Salman Rushdie's controversial novel, The Satanic Verses. The pictures were published widely, including The Independent, Sunday Telegraph, New Statesman/Society, New Internationalist and Channel 4 Television as well as 1989 'Pictures of the Year' in The Guardian newspaper.
In 2003, Garry began a photographic survey of the burgeoning father’s rights movement in the UK, culminating in several published photo stories and exhibitions; notably, La Repubblica 'D' magazine (Italy) and Time magazine (UK). The subsequent impact of this included documentary photographs, informing public policy; such as the publication of A Blueprint for Family Law by Matt O’Connor, Gary Burch and Barrister Michael Cox presented to the UK government in 2006.