Clare Strand is a British artist who works with photography. She is known for a diverse practice, approaching the photographic medium in intriguing and unexpected ways. Recent works have involved found imagery, kinetic machinery, web programmes and fairground attractions. Strands large scale paintings, Discrete Channel with Noise, incorporating a coded monochrome system were nominated for the prestigious Deutsche Börse foundationart prize in 2020.
For the September 2021 edition Strand was commissioned by the Financial Times ( UK) to make a work in response to the City of London. Known for repurposing vernacular imagery, Strand this time turned to her own photographic archives of a project made on the streets of London in 2001. For Colour of Class, Strand reviews these images through the coloured lens of the Charles Booth poverty Maps (1886-1903).