Award-winning international photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke is based in California. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions and publications in the United States and Europe. With a background in painting and drawing, as a self-taught photographer she is particularly interested in culture, history and human nature. A large portfolio of her Obama images (2007-2008) is archived in the Barack Obama Presidential Library. She won the Halla Grand Prize in Prague for her series "Erasing LInes," Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards in 2018; a Merit Award in BLACK & WHITE Magazine's 2014 Portfolio Contest; Honorable Mention in Photographer's Forum Magazine; had an extensive feature on her "Correspondences" series in Inspired Eye Magazine. She is currently working a a multi-year, multi-location series titled "Facing Ourselves," and her project is in the finals for a Guggenheim Fellowship.