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Clara Shuku Mokri is an Indonesian-Iranian photographer and documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles. She received her BA in Political Science from Yale University in 2018 and her Masters of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 2021. 


As a woman of color and first-generation American, her work is informed by her family’s history and her own lived experiences. She is drawn to telling character-driven stories that address broader themes of gender, immigration, neocolonialism, the environment and sports. Stylistically, she has a propensity for using both natural and artificial light to evoke vibrant colors, repeating patterns and tangible textures. 


In 2022, she was included in The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch list and in 2019, one of her photographs was selected for TIME Magazine’s Best Photojournalism of the Year.


She is a contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Vice, among others. She is an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop and a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo. 


She was also the co-director and cinematographer for the documentary film, Anchored Out, which was acquired by The New Yorker in 2022 and nominated for an International Documentary Association award in 2021.


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