Christopher Clark

Journalist and Filmmaker

Originally hailing from a sleepy village in rural Devon, United Kingdom, I moved to Cape Town, South Africa in 2011 with a view to forging a career as a freelance journalist covering the African continent.

I initially established myself as a travel writer, jet-setting across southern Africa as well as Kenya and Tanzania, writing feature articles and working on guidebooks for the likes of CNN Travel, Fodor's Travel, Lonely Planet and Rough Guides.

Since 2015, I've shifted my focus towards short- and long-form reporting on marginalised people, places and social issues across southern and central Africa.

I've reported from 13 different African countries for publications such as Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Forbes Africa, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Guernica Magazine, Harper’s, Mongabay, NPR, PRI, Reuters, Roads & Kingdoms, VICE Magazine, and The Washington Post.

In 2017, I reported from the Democratic Republic of Congo on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project.

In 2018, I co-directed a 25-minute documentary called ‘South Africa’s Reluctant Vigilante’ for Al Jazeera’s ‘Witness’ series. My solo directorial debut, ‘The Race’, was released in early 2019 as part of a BBC Africa series on African masculinity.

I've undergone hostile environment and emergency first aid training on a bursary from the Rory Peck Trust.

I occasionally moonlight as a journalism lecturer, radio pundit and writing coach.