“My mission in photography is to make a difference…
in your hearts, and on this land.”
~ Sam Clark
Sam has had a love affair with Africa since childhood, venturing there for the first time in 2009.
Visiting as a professional landscape photographer, Sam’s passion for the African wildlife and the deep spiritual connection she felt, converted her to pursue full time African Wildlife Photography, with images now sold in collections around the world.
Her work has also been published in numerous magazines including Getaways Journeys to Come, and Photography International, as well as various calendars and books. She has exhibited in NZ, Western Australia, Sydney and London.
Her work has gained placement in both National and International competitions, including winning a place in the Remembering Great Apes and ANZANG Nature and Landscape Photographer books.
With the deep respect for all living creatures, and compassion to look after them, came the natural progression into the world of conservation. Sam is a firm believer that photography plays an important role in the conservation industry. ‘If we can educate people, evoke emotion, encouraging people to feel compassion towards our wildlife through powerful imagery, then people will want to look after and protect what we have’ says Sam.
Now running small group Photographic Safaris in both Borneo and Africa, and even though photography based, all have an underlying conservation awareness incorporated into each itinerary.
Sam is currently writing a book on her Inter-species Communication work with Mountain Gorillas, along side her fine art images, with the ambition of exhibiting this body of work globally, to bring much needed awareness.
Originally from New Zealand, Sam now resides in Victoria, Australia with her son and cat.