Claire Thomas is a photographer and photojournalist from Wales, UK, currently based between London and New York.
From fine art to editorial, Claire’s approach to photography is rooted in her passion for storytelling, seeking to reflect the realities of life in a compelling, engaging and sometimes artistic way. In pursuit of powerful and honest imagery, her work seeks to convey a concept or emotion that goes beyond the image itself, providing a deeper insight into the stories and a connection with the subjects.
A graduate in Politics from the University of the West of England, her photojournalism work is focused on issues relating to global political and military conflicts, human rights, and humanitarian and environmental crises. From within the camps that emerged from the refugee crisis in Europe to the frontlines in the battle against ISIS in Iraq, Claire has covered a range of stories in various countries, contributing images and photo essays to leading newspapers, magazines and news agencies worldwide. Editorial clients include, among others, The Sunday Times, Geographical Magazine, The Guardian, National Geographic Magazine, Greenpeace Magazine and Al Jazeera. She also works regularly with United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organisations including UNDP, UNHCR, Amnesty International, OXFAM and Save the Children.