Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Mayeta Clark uses video, photography and writing to explore contemporary social and anthropological themes. Originally from Australia, she divides her time between New York and Sydney, where she works as visual journalist and director of photography.
As a visual journalist, Mayeta embeds herself in communities for long periods, in order to gain an intimate understanding of the lives of her subjects. She has chronicled workers in an old piano restoration warehouse in the South Bronx, followed a nurse who makes home visits in Mississippi, worked on cross-cultural initiatives in Arnhem Land, and reported on health and environmental issues in Papua New Guinea.
Her work has been recognised by the Emmy Foundation of New York and the Winter Film Awards. She is the recipient of a Brigid O'Hara-Forster Scholarship and a regular contributor to The New York Times.
NGO clients include World Bank, Fred Hollows Foundation, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Central Land Council, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, and Habitat for Humanity.
Mayeta studied documentary filmmaking, photography, narrative writing and investigative reporting at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She read Sanskrit and Anthropology at the University of Sydney.
- Video capture
- Video editing