Former Head of Photography, Tate
2015 – 2017 Lucie Advisory Board Chair
2014 IPA’s Best of Show Exhibition Curator.
David Clarke has built a career lasting over 35 years within and surrounding professional fine art photography. He was born in Liverpool but the bulk of his life and career has been spent in London where he was Head of Photography at Tate for 20 years. His responsibilities included photographic management for Tate’s 5 sites including digitisation and distribution projects for Tate’s vast collection of paintings, sculptures and works on paper.
David is also a former President of the Association For Historical and Fine Art Photography, an organisation promoting fine art photography in the UK and international heritage sectors. He is currently following other creative projects and paths including work with a commercial Fine Art gallery.