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 Varsity Women's Basketball team, and her MJ in Documentary Filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2021.
In 2022, she was included in The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch list. She is an alumni of Eddie Adams XVIII and a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph.
Her work centers around character-driven stories that draw attention to larger societal issues, particularly as they pertain to the environment, immigration and sports. Stylistically, her work includes a lot of color, symmetry and a combination of dramatic natural light and strobes.
She has published photography 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 2019, one of her photographs was included in TIME's Best Photojournalism of the Year.
She was the co-director and cinematographer the short documentary, Anchored Out, which was acquired by The New Yorker in 2022 and was nominated for an International Documentary Association award in 2021.