V&A Museum Collections

From series Signs of A Struggle A black and white photograph of a parked car at night. One of the front doors is open, the front seat is covered with foil and there are large dark stains on the ground in front of the car. The print is mounted onto a slightly yellowed cardboard.image

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Recent and Up and coming events.

Juror for 31st International Festival of Fashion and Photography in HyèresFeb 1st , (Paris) and April 21 - 25, 2016 (Hyeres). In conversation with Camilla Brown, Format, Photoforum, Derby. 8th March 2016 In conversation with Manchester Scool of Art University Students. 3rd March, 2016. Reviewier for the Dusseldorf Portfolio Review 14-15th Feb 2016 Workshop Master Class,  Master PHotoEspaña of the PIC.A School , Madrid. Feb 9th - 11th 2016. In Conversation with Portsmouth University Students. 2nd Dec, 2015.  In Conversation with Duncan Wooldridge, Camberwell College of Arts, London. 23rd November. (pictured)  ALS Charity Auction, Museum Folkwang, Essen. 30th November 2015. In Conversation with Helen Sear ,  Chapel Lecture Theatre. Penryn Campus. Falmouth. Tuesday 10th November (pictured) In Conversation with Fergus Heron, Wednesday 14th October University of Brighton. image

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10 Least Most Wanted....

previews at Centre Pomipdou as part of A History of Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980’s until Today. Curated by Christiane Macel. Pictured here with Clement Cheroux senior curator of photography, Centre Pompidou.
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Work, Rest and Play, Shenzhen Oct-Loft China and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai. Curated by The Photographers' Gallery. 9th May -23rd August 2015

Gone Astray Portraits by Clare Strand (pictured). Work, Rest, Play features over 400 images by thirty-eight acclaimed photographers and artists, presents a broad range of photographic practices, reflects upon the changing face of British culture over the last 50 years. The Gone Astray Portraits, (2002-3), may appear to faithfully reference the conventions of 19th century street portraiture yet on closer inspection the sitters are not regular street folk but a pre-selected cast, dressed by the photographer, and assigned props. The title, taken from Charles Dickens’ novella Gone Astray, 1853, ruminates on being lost in the city of London and the drama and pretense of the urban street. 

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A l'envers. a l'endroit … Centre photographique d'lle-de France.Paris. Curated by  Nathalie Giraudeau  7th May 2014 - 13th july 2014

imageimageFlatland/ Spaceland (Black) by Clare Strand . Group show with. Juliana Borinski, Delphine Burtin, Pascal Convert, Marina Gadonneix, Mark Geffriaud, Agnès Geoffray, Isabelle Giovacchini, Nicolas Giraud, Isabelle Le Minh, Mathieu Mercier, Aurélien Mole, Constance Nouvel, Silvana Reggiardo, Clare Strand, Maxime Thieffine#centre photographique d'lle-de France.

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5 Indicative Images (2015) housed in the High Road House collection, Chiswick, London.

5 Indicative Images (2015) housed in the High Road House collection, Chiswick, London.

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Exquisite Corpse for Another Magazine.

imageIn memory of the lovely and courageous Cathy Edwards. “I’ve always learnt from fashion imagery,” says artist Clare Strand. “I like its freedom to embrace the absurd, and its refusal to provide any answers.” This story invokes Strand’s current fascinations: the Surrealist Movement and the infamous Black Dahlia murder case. The gentle folk-inspired fashion chosen by AnOther’s fashion director Cathy Edwards offsets the macabre faceless figures and hybrid beings floating in space Photography and artwork Clare Strand Styling Cathy Edwards

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The Spot Marks the X text by David Campany for Aperture Magazine.

imageLet’s look at the facts. A man in a dark suit in a dark alleyway holds a divining rod. A woman stands on a gridded mat, her fingers wired for some kind of monitoring. A girl’s head and arms poke out of one cardboard box while her legs extend from another, like a magician’s trick. A figure shrouded in a black sheet festooned with stars stands on an office desk for what might be a performance or a perverse kind of punishment. 

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Skirts interview with Lorenzo Durantini for Hotshoe

Clare Strand is an eclectic artist drawing on a broad range of photographic lineages. From forensics to the spiritual, Strand gracefully intertwines the practical and the absurd, constantly questioning photography’s declining evidential capacity. 

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(Mis) Understanding Photography - exhibition , Essen. Museum Folkwang  Curated by Florian Ebner   June 14th-August 17th 2014

imageWunderkammer (pictured) by Clare Strand  from (Mis) Understanding Photography “Photography to me is like an elasticated waistband. It can and should expand and adapt to accommodate different forms but can just as well ping right back to its original shape. Neither fitting is particularly right or wrong – just different comfort levels for the wearer” Clare Strand.

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T-Shirts

Signs of a Struggle T-Shirt made for Photomonth and worn by director Karol Hordziej and… The Betterment Room - Devices for Measuring Achievement made by Senko Studios, Denmark.image

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Clare Strand's best shot – the levitating woman(Guardian)

imageWhen I was young, I was enthralled by the idea of young women being able to sense the paranormal – like in the movies Poltergeist and Carrie. I used to watch Paul Daniels on TV and when I asked my parents how he did his magic, they’d say it was all done by trick photography.

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7 Basic Propositions

Clare Strand’s project The Seven Basic Propositions uses taglines from a selection of 1950’s Kodak magazine adverts. These ‘propositions’ point to the early excitement about the possibilities for photography as a mass participatory medium. image

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