Clare Strand © Macdonaldstrand 2011
CREDIT: © Macdonaldstrand 2011

RPS Awardees in conversation... Clare Strand HonFRPS

Event info

In this on-going series of 'in conversations' hear from leading individuals talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to the medium. They are discussing their work with those who know them and their work.

Mirroring the now common experience of lockdown family confinement, Clare Strand HonFRPS has invited her husband Gordon MacDonald to do this novel in-conversation for the RPS. Clare will discuss a selection of past and current work, whilst responding to questions from her husband. This experimental and unrehearsed event will examine Clare’s work from the unusual perspective of someone that has intimate knowledge of her practice over the past 25 years. Audience members will also be able to ask questions after the chat.

Join us for this unconventional in-conversation, which may either result in triumphal success or marital breakdown.

Clare Strand is an artist, working with and against the photographic medium. Over the past two decades she has worked with found imagery, kinetic machinery, web programmes, fairground attractions and most recently, large scale paintings. 

She was one of the four nominated artists for the Deutsche Börse prize 2020. Her work is the collections of, amongst others, MOMA, SFMOMA, V&A and The Center Pompidou. Clare has had a prolific career exhibiting in group and solo shows worldwide.

Visit for examples of Strand's work. 

Gordon MacDonald is currently the co-founder and editor of Hapax Magazine. In recent years he was the Co-founder of GOST Books and the founding editor of Photoworks Magazine. He was guest curator of Krakow Photomonth 2017 and, more recently, co- curator of Tish Murtha: works 1976-1991 with Val Williams and curator of Divisive Moments, both shown at the Photographers’ Gallery, London.

The 'in conversation' will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat or can be emailed in advance.  Please register using the booking button, right. Your confirmation email will be accompanied by a PDF attachment giving the Zoom link and further details. 

Please note that this event is not being recorded. 

All talks in the series can be seen here:

Find out more about the RPS Awards here:  


Image: © MacDonald/Strand 2011.

Event Organiser

Jo Macdonald


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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