Clare Vander Meersch
ROB magazine/The Globe and Mail
Toronto, ON, Canada
Clare Vander Meersch is the Director of Photography for Report on Business magazines at the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. She has held this post for over a decade and has garnered numerous awards for her work at Canada’s NMA’s and ADDC awards. Her previous posting was as photo editor of Shift magazine. In 2004, Clare was a founding member of the Magenta Foundation for the arts (www.magentafoundation.org), and continues to serve on their board, with particular devotion to the Flash Forward competition for emerging photographers. In 2010, she was instrumental in launching the festival component http://www.flashforwardfestival.com. And annually judges the competition and sits on the programming committee.
In 2010, she oversaw the redesign of the Style section of the Globe and Mail newspaper, bringing her defining signature style of new photographic talent. In 2012, she launched the style Advisor magazine which won it’s first gold at the Canadian NMA’s in fashion and beauty photography in 2013.
In 2014, she was a judge at the prestigious Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival in France.
http://www.villanoailles-hyeres.com/hyeres2014/en/. Past judging experiences also include the KRW’s and the NPAC.
She also collaborated on Boreal Collectives first art project /tension/. She has also guest edited for Poor but Sexy magazine and been a contributing editor to the popular photo blog featureshoot.com.
Educated at UBC with a degree in Art History, she furthered her studies in the UK with a diploma from Christie's Auction House, finally returning to Canada to develop a career in photography.