Jeff Clarke

Jeff studied photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, where he earned a degree in underwater and commercial photography in 1976. His first jobs involved photography for a weekly newspaper and freelance work shooting portraits and events around Rochester, NY.

Jeff later returned to college at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, where he focused on natural landscapes. He developed a photographic method to evaluate wildlife habitats and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies in 1981. After graduating, he was awarded a position funded by the National Science Foundation to document research in the Okefenokee Swamp for the University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology.

In 1982, Jeff was hired as a staff photographer for the College of Agriculture at the University of Georgia, Athens. This position entailed covering events, sports, faculty and administrators’ portraits, illustrating research and supplying images for marketing and student recruitment brochures and catalogs. He held this position until 1985, when he chose to move to Burlington, VT, for the quality of life Vermont offers.

Jeff established his commercial photography studio, Jeff Clarke Photography, Inc., in Burlington and has been photographing people, places, and products ever since. His photographs are used for advertising, annual reports, product catalogs, public relations and journalism.