Charlie Clift


Charlie has dangled CEOs upside down, gone undercover with drug cops, set Michelin star chefs on fire and discussed peace with Nobel Prize winners – all in pursuit of a great photograph. His drive is to tell personal stories with a twist of the unexpected.

He works globally for a range of editorial and commercial clients including BAFTA, the BBC, The Sunday Times Magazine, GQ, Wired, the Premier League, Action for Children, The British Council and many others.

To keep things fresh Charlie always has a personal project on the go. From a collective portrait of British emigrants to his own mental health campaign, he experiments with different ways of creating images and telling stories.

Charlie’s work had been published and exhibited widely. You might have seen it in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, The Creative Review Photo Annual, and the D&AD Awards.


BAFTA, GQ, The Sunday Times Magazine, The BBC, Wired, The NHS, The Observer Food Monthly, The Independent Magazine, Svenska Dagbladet Perfect Guide, Stern, Time Out, Time to Change, Action for Children, The Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Premier League, Coca Cola, British Council, Chelsea Football Club, UnitedHealthcare Global, Samsung, Natwest, Lloyds Bank, Shire, Bayer, Roche, Papa John’s, Crew Clothing, Actavis, AXA, LV, Allianz, Admiral.


D&AD Awards 2019, Lurzer’s Archive 200 Best Ad Photographers 2019/20, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2019, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2017, Creative Review Photo Annual 2017, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2017, Travel Photographer of the Year Finalist 2017, Portrait of Britain 2017, Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2016, Association of Photographers Awards Finalist 2015

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