Clare Louise Thomas


excellent ability to allow people who are not familiar with being in front of the camera to relax and open up allowing for more natural, striking and honest photographic representation

can easily easily with people from various walks of life

has worked on documentary projects in various African countries

travels easily and well and extensively

works well in unpredictable shooting conditions

consistent positive client feedback

a sensitivity to the experience of the people being documented

a positive outlook


Bachelor of Humainities in Film, Media and Visual Studies

University of Cape Town | 1999 - 2001

Postgrad in Marketing Management

University of Cape Town | 2002

Other Experience:

World travels from 2003 - 2007 (Africa, Asia, Western Europe. Caribbean, Central and South America, South Pacific Islands, Australia)

Freelance photographer from 2008 - current

Selected to participate in the Africa Photo Entrepreneur Programme (2009) supported by the EU and World Press Photo

A selection of Previous Documentary Clients:

ORBIS (Flying Eye Hospital, Nigeria)

AgeWell (a new project affiliated with Mothers2Mothers)

VIRGIN Unite (Ulusaba project)

Millenium Villages (Kisumu, Kenya)

Smile Foundation

Operation Smile (Madagascar)



Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

Corporate Social Investment projects for

MTN | Vodacom | ABSA

References on request from the email below


+27 78 430 4730

clare (at)