Clare Hughes (née Bennett) is principally concerned with the individual's immersion in online life, where the singular personality can be manipulated to suit societal tropes for good or bad. From a digital after-life to fraudulent personae, as an artist Hughes researches and then inhabits the characters she finds in this online world.


2016-17 - Led 6 month research project & curated exhibition 'So That They Be Usefull To Themselves' at The Foundling Museum, London

2014 - Curatorial Assistant for David Campany, 'Walker Evans: The Magazine Work', MOCAK, Krakow Photo Month, Poland

2014 - Selected for the Brighton Photo Fringe 'Emerging Curator Mentorship Award'


2016 - Division Gallery, Magenta Flash Forward Winners,Toronto
2016 - Summerhall, 'As Document' group show, Edinburgh
2015 - Photofusion, 'Salon 15', group show, London
2015 - P3 Ambika, 'In Our Time' group show, London
2014 - Photofusion, 'Salon 14', group show, London
2014 - P3 Ambika, 'Departure' group show, London
2014 - London Gallery West, 'Showcase' group show, London
2009 - Christie’s, i-D group show, London
2009 - Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, Soul i-D group show, Milan
2009 - Gallery 6, 'Safe & Sound', New York
2009 - Christies Rockefeller Plaza, Soul i-D, New York
2008 - Galerie Azzedine Alaia, Soul i-D group show, Paris
2007 - LCF Rootstein, Hopkins Gallery, Safe & Sound group show, London
2007 - Showroom C.P, 'Safe & Sound' group show, Milan
2007 - Royal Academy of Art, LCF Graduate show, London


2016 UK Winner, Magenta Flash Forward Competition
2016 Shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens
2016 Düsseldorf Photo Festival's Portfolio Review, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
2015 Jerwood Visual Arts Portfolio Walk, Jerwood Space, London

Published - Books:

Flash Forward 2016, Published by Magenta
i-D, Safe & Sound, published by Taschen
Soul i-D, published by Taschen

Published - Online & Print:
F2 Freelance, Grazia, Heat, Closer, FHM, P&B, M&B, More, Empire, Jaunt, World Photography Organisation,
The Magazine, Hotshoe, Flip, SMBH Magazine, ColoRising, The Roaming Eye, BBC, TheTelegraph, The Old Girls Club

Image licensing: Getty Creative


MA in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism, Westminster University Sept 2013 – Aug 2015

BA Honours in Fashion Photography, The London College of Fashion October 2005 – July 2007

BTEC National Diploma in Photography, Kingston College September 2003 – June 2005

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