About Pittsburgh PA Photographer Terry Clark



Based in Pittsburgh, Terry has traveled the world for more than 35 years creating story-telling images. He's worked with some of the best colleges and universities in the United States, Fortune 500 corporations and publications like The New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, London Sunday Times, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. Terry has photographed kings, presidents, business leaders and people from all other walks of life. 

In every portrait, he strives to capture the essence that lies within each of us, the humanity, the empathy, joy or sorrow. As a documentary photographer, Terry shoots for the truth, the candid, unposed moment that reveals the narrative. He seeks story-telling images that shine a bright light on the subject for his clients. 


Terry sold his first photograph to his hometown newspaper, The Daily Record Leader, for five dollars. He was 15-years-old. That moment set his destiny. By 19 he was named the director of photography for Pioneer Publications. With encouragement from a friend and colleague, he enrolled at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana to study under legendary news photographer Joseph Costa. After leaving Ball State, Terry worked at newspapers in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, where he was the photo editor and chief photographer for The Lansing State Journal. 


Leaving Lansing in 1990, Terry embarked on a new adventure in Pittsburgh by launching his own photography business, Terry Clark Photography. His extensive experience in photojournalism prepared him well for commissions for higher education, corporate annual reports, healthcare clients, lifestyle advertising and of course, editorial assignments. One of his first clients was The New York Times, whom he worked with for more than a decade. 

To learn more about how Terry can help you on your next project, big or small, please call, 412.491.7887.

And remember to always, smile big, laugh hard, and make people happy!