Robert Clark

Robert Clark

Robert Clark is a freelance photographer based in New York City. During his fifteen-years working with National Geographic Magazine, Clark has photographed over 30 stories, including more than a dozen covers. His story on Taxidermy is his 38th story for the magazine. In March 2003, he photographed the magazine’s first digital photographic cover. The article, “Was Darwin Wrong?” earned a National Magazine award for best essay in 2005.

Early in his career, Clark left his job with the Philadelphia Inquirer to document the lives of high school football players in Odessa, Texas with author Buzz Bissinger, for the book “Friday Night Lights.” In 2003, Anne Wilkes Tucker of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston brought Clark back to Texas to capture the first year of the new NFL team, the Houston Texans. Clark’s documentary and portraiture project resulted in one of the museums’s most popular exhibits in recent years.

Clark witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center from his rooftop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His photos captured the second plane hitting the tower and his four picture series was widely published. His coverage on September 11th was recognized with a first place award at the World Press Awards in Amsterdam. He is currently working on a book documenting the birth of science and evolution.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Lai Ling and their daughter Lola.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Robert Clark

National Geographic Presents: Still Life

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Taxidermy has played an important role in conservation since the 1800s when it gave the public an intimate way to appreciate creatures they might never encounter in the wild.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Robert Clark

Sep 192015

An Evening with National Geographic

The evening will begin with photos and videos from the past 127 years—up to the most recent stories from National Geographic and their digital platforms including News, Your Shot, and Proof.

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Sep 202014

A Conversation with Robert Clark

In this very special interview, we sit down with internationally renowned photographer Robert Clark to learn how he launched his career and grew his business to what it is today. Also hear the stories behind some of Robert’s most memorable photographs and assignments, including the iconic photos he took on 9/11.

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