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Clara Shuku Mokri is an Indonesian-Iranian photographer, documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and surfer from Los Angeles, living in Santa Cruz, CA. She received her BA from Yale University in 2018, where she was a member of the Yale Women's Basketball team, and her MJ in Documentary Filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2021. 
Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Players' Tribune, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Vice, California Sunday, New York Magazine, Mother Jones, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Pulitzer Center, among others.

In 2022, she was honored by The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. She is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph, and an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop.

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The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

Honoree, 2022


UC Berkeley Journalism Excellence Award 

Honoree, 2022


The Jim Marshall Fellowship in Photojournalism

Winner, 2021

Lucie Foundation

Finalist, 2021

The Dorothea Lange Fellowship

Winner, 2020

The Independent Photographer Contest

Finalist, 2020

TIME Magazine Best Photojournalism
Honoree, 2019

ICG Local 600 Scholarship

Recipient, 2017

RAW Artists Presents: STELLAR, an Artist Showcase

1015 Folsom, San Francisco CA

October 2, 2019


Senior Commencement Show

Timothy Dwight Gallery, Yale University

May 03 - May 21, 2018


Salt, Sea, and Sky: Co-producer of film, Surfing in Other Languages with Joni Sternbach

The Harn Museum, Gainesville FL

November 21, 2017 - April 24, 2018

Yale Undergraduate Photography Society Spring Show: Lead Curator

The Slifka Center, Yale University  

April 19 - June 1, 2017

Arroyo Seco: Solo Exhibition
Koffee, New Haven CT
March 1- April 1, 2017

Yale Undergraduate Photography Society Fall Show: Head Curator

The Study Hotel, New Haven CT

October 28 - November 28, 2016

Women Photograph

Member since 2021

Diversify Photo

Member since 2021

New York Times Student Journalism Institute

New York, 2021

The Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII

Jeffersonville, 2020

Annenberg x Photoville Portfolio Review

New York, 2020

International Documentary Association Pre-Selection Committee

Los Angeles, 2020

Asian American Journalist Association

Member since 2019

Society of Professional Journalists

Member since 2019

Yale Journalism Scholar

Member since 2018

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