Terry Clark Photography

Are you looking for a photographer that can bring a fresh and creative eye to your next project or portrait?

Then look no further. Terry Clark Photography is one of the most sought after photographers in the country. Having photographed three Presidents of the United States, kings, titans of industry, and business of all size and description, there is no assignment too small or too large.

Having traveled far and wide to create storytelling pictures for his clients, Terry Clark Photography has the experience and knowledge to pull together any project, domestic or International. If compelling images are most important to you and your client, working with our team will ensure the success of your project.

Call 412-491-7887 to speak with a team member about your next photo shoot.

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Police Story

In 1981 I began a two and a half year long project on the Muncie, Indiana police department, precisely, the midnight shift. I wanted to step across the blue line and show the officers as real people doing a difficult job. It took a while to build trust, but once earned, I was part of their brotherhood, a friend, and they treated me as such. It was an experience of a lifetime. They didn’t hold back, what I witnessed was the real deal. The good, the bad, the funny, and sometimes, the ugly. And, the boredom.

Real life is nothing like a TV crime drama. Some days nothing happened. One very snowy night the officer and I stood in a 24-hour convenience store playing video games for the entire shift. Not one call came over the radio. The store had one customer while we were there.
Then there were the days it was non-stop, call after call. No time for dinner or even coffee. We would run from one call to the next to the next.

One of the reasons I started the project was the lack of patrol officers on the midnight shift. On most nights there were four one-man cars out to patrol the four districts plus one supervisor. If an officer needed back up the response time could be ten minutes or longer. If an officer needs help, ten minutes is a lifetime. State Police, Sherrif’s Department, and Ball State University Police all helped out the best they could. They knew the problem. They weren’t going to let a fellow officer down if they could help.

As a photojournalist, you want to change the world with your images. While I may not have moved the world, I did manage to nudge it a bit. After the story was published change happened for the better.

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