What’s up? I am Logan Clark, a lifelong “camera-man” based out of Lake Charles Louisiana.
I am currently a photographer for ZUMA Press. What I love most about being a photographer for ZUMA Press is my ability to have a platform where my photos can be seen all over the world as well as land placements in publications and other forms media outlets. It allows me to show my photojournalist side. I have always had interest in journalism so being to able combine lifelong passion of cameras and journalism is amazing.
Whenever I am not photographing or videoing you can find me playing baseball or making music.
Being an artist is something I have done all of my life; it is truly a blessing from God. I have come a long way since being a small child with disposable cameras, tablets, and point and shoot cameras - to now being a part of The Break Free Program.
My project is to show the strength and recovery of Lake Charles, Louisiana which was devastated by Hurricane Laura – as well as to tell a story of triumph for communities of color, like mine.
Hurricane Laura hit my town in August as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 170 miles per hour. Today the majority of structures in Lake Charles, Louisiana have at least some type of significant damage, if they are not completely destroyed or filled with mold and mildew. Many people are still displaced, and if you ride around the city you will see a variety RVs and tents. As I rode around with my family a few days ago to gather supplies, all over town I saw the amazing volunteers and military men and women who came to help rebuild.
There is still a great need of support for Lake Charles. My words do no justice - but my photos might.
My project is not only to show the devastation and recovery of Lake Charles, but to shed light of the communities of color across America, because that is my story as well. It is important that I use my photography to show that black lives do matter and to show the stories, success, and resiliency which are often left untold. Growing up I did not see many people that looked similar to me in high places, but it never left me discouraged. Instead it gave me passion to be the greatest I could be.
This passion is the same passion rooted in the words of Harriet Tubman: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
I selected this gear because of its all-around functionality. I tend to be quite minimalist, so I love how the E-M1X has so many great features packed into one compact camera body. Also, this two lens setup will be great for any situation and easy to travel with.
My mentor is Olympus Visionary and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Larry C. Price.
I wanted to work with Larry because I love his style of photography and when looking at his images I can see more than just a photo, I see a story being told. I believe he will be a great help to my project due to his many successes and his documenting of life all over the world.
I am most excited about being able to use my platform to be able to uplift and inspire others. #LackOfWorries