James Clark

I am a journalist and photographer with a background in both print and online news. I am a staff writer at Task and Purpose and my photographs, multimedia, and print stories have appeared in a number of local and national publications.

Samples of published work can be seen in the Placements gallery, above.

While serving as a combat correspondent in the US Marine Corps from 2008-2012, I deployed twice to Afghanistan, first from 2009-2010, and again from 2011-2012, with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. During my tours I participated operations Moshtarak and Eastern Storm.

While in the Marines I received training as a print and photo journalist through the Basic Writers Course at the Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Md., in the winter of 2008. I received further schooling in photography and multimedia creation during the Intermediate Photojournalism Course, in the summer of 2010. I placed first in the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association Merit Awards for my series Wild Days and Nights (2010), and received second place for my series Coming of Age (2011).

I graduated the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelors of Art in Modern Literature, August 2014. I interned at National Public Radio as a visuals intern and handled daily image requests for NPR.org (2014), wrote stories, and covered local news. I worked as a development intern at Guggenheim Productions Inc. (2014), as a photo intern at at the Santa Cruz Sentinel (2013), a documentary photographer for the Compathos Foundation, Dec. 2013, and as a reporter for the UC Santa Cruz college newspaper City on a Hill Press (2007-2008).

If you would like to contact me regarding work, tips, or prospective assignments please fill out the form below and I will do my best to respond within 3-5 business days.

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