About

Clare Hewitt is a photographer based in London and Birmingham. After completing a degree in law, she went on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. She found that both subjects relate to a complex interest in human beings, their habits, behaviours and interests, and through photography she could explore this in a more observational and creative way.

Clare currently divides her time between commissioned and personal projects. In 2010 her work was selected for Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and has since been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. 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.

Her clients include The Independent Magazine, The Independent New Review, Save the Children, Oxfam, Guardian Weekend Magazine, New Statesman, BBC Radio 4, The Telegraph Magazine, Oh Comely, Stella, The Quarterly, Grow Wild, Economia and The Other Art Fair.

Clare is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, The University of the West of England and Weymouth College.

 

Awards

2017 – British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition finalist (Portrait of Judith Kerr)

2017 – Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner – Kamera

2016 – British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain exhibition finalist (Portrait of Eugenie)

2016 – Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner – Eugenie

2013 – Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize (inclusion in exhibition) – National Portrait Gallery, London

2011 – Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed Finalist – The Photographers’ Gallery, London

2010 – Arts University College at Bournemouth Commercial Photography Course Award

 

Exhibitions

2017

British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain, nationwide throughout UK

2016

Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Division Gallery, Toronto

British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain, nationwide throughout UK

2015

Portrait Salon – Embassy Tea Rooms Gallery, London

STARE – Four Corners Gallery, London (Curator & exhibitor)

2014

11.59 – Group exhibition – Old Truman Brewery, London

Portrait Salon – Four Corners Gallery, London

Over The Hill – Create Gallery, Brighton, as part of Brighton Photo Fringe

A Year In Development – Four Corners Gallery, London (Curator)

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize – Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

2013

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize – National Portrait Gallery, London

Portrait Salon – Four Corners Gallery, London

A Year In Development – Four Corners Gallery, London (Curator)

11.59 – Group exhibition – Margaret Street Gallery, London

2012

The Stare Show – Labyrinth Photographic Printing, London

International Summer School of Photography 2012 Exhibition – Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Latvia

Untold – 3Objectives, London (Curator)

A Year In Development – Four Corners Gallery, London (Curator)

2011

Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed – The Photographers’ Gallery

2010

Iris Photography Showcase, Maverik Showroom, London

 

Workshops

2016/17 – Phillip Toledano – Conceptualising the Personal – International Summer School of Photography (Latvia) International Masterclass

2012 – Hellen van Meene’s Portraiture Workshop – International Summer School of Photography, Pelci, Latvia

 

Teaching

Visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University

Visiting lecturer at The University of the West of England

Visiting lecturer at Weymouth College