Eyeist: Kathleen Clark

Kathleen Clark
Photo Editor/Photo Direction/Curator

general availability for live reviews

Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm PT
Fri: 9am-1pm PT
Feel free to check with me regarding other time flexibility.

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Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Gallery Associate

Clark | Oshin Gallery


Los Angeles magazine

Photo Director

LA Weekly

Photo Editor


Publishing, Editorial, Curation/Fine Art, Education, Events

Conceptual, Documentary/Photojournalism, Still Life, Food, Landscape, Nature, Fashion, Sports, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Travel, Weddings, Street, General

Kathleen Clark is a photography director, editor and an independent exhibitor known for her former gallery Spot Photo Works and Clark|Oshin Gallery in Los Angeles. She was the longtime Photo Director of Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly. She has reviewed portfolios at Photolucida, Portland, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, Foto Fest – Meeting Place, Houston, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Art Center College of Design, The Lucie Foundation's Fresh Look.

Prior to her editorial career, Kathleen Clark’s collaborative mixed media installation and performance work won fellowships from the Seattle, Oregon, and Metropolitan (Portland) Arts Commissions as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. That work and her photographic work were exhibited in a range of venues including COCA Seattle, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland Art Museum, Marylhurst College, The Evergreen State College, The Eye Gallery, Southern Exposure, University of California Irvine and LACE. She was an adjunct faculty member in photography at both Art Center College of Design and USC. She also served as Artistic Director at The Woman’s Building and Publicist at The Northwest Film Center at The Portland Art Museum.

Kathleen Clark has an MFA degree in studio art and photography and is open to reviewing all forms of photography. She is respected for her ability and enthusiasm in nurturing the work of both beginners and advanced professionals. Her deepest experience is in editorial and fine art.


“I am grateful for her warmth, engaged spirit, and for being a true advocate for photographers. Recently, I met with a group of photographers who had attended Review LA…and her name came up over and over as one of the best reviewers. Each described her as full of ideas, totally engaged and encouraging, and what a pleasure it was to meet with her. Needless to say, I couldn’t agree more.”
Aline Smithson, fine art photographer, editor Lenscratch

“One of the best that I’ve ever worked with. One who is an artist and understands the artists’ mind.”
Dan Winters, Photographer

“As a photographer, I have had the pleasure of working with her as both a photo editor and as a producer. She is wonderful at maintaining the highest of standards and getting everyone (editors, models, photographer and crew) to give their all, in creating outstanding imagery. To her credit, Kathleen is also an avid shooter herself. She has continually been a wonderful person to have on my side. Everything about Kathleen is inspiring and for the greater good of the photographic community.”
Stephen Austin Welch, Photographer

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