Clare Hewitt is a photographer based in Birmingham. After completing a degree in Law, she went on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth.
Clare’s work in progress, Kamera, which she is developing at STEAMhouse, began in 2015 when she started writing to a man she calls Duke, a prisoner on death row in America. With each letter she sends a landscape photograph that she makes during long, meditative walks. They become part of Duke’s cell, and he responds with his own letters and drawings. The work is a layered study of acceptance, and an attempt to personally understand the potential for extreme darkness and light in human character.
In 2011 Clare’s work was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and has since been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, 2013. In 2016 and 2017 she was included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward emerging photographer selection, and the British Journal of Photography’s nationwide Portrait of Britain exhibition. Clare has recently been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition #161. She is the recipient of the GRAIN Bursary Award 2019, which is also developing at STEAMhouse.
Clare's clients include Oxfam, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Save the Children, New Statesman, The Independent Magazine, BBC Radio 4, and Apollo.
She is a Visiting Tutor in Photography at BCU.