Clara Mokri is a visual journalist from Los Angeles, CA. A former Division 1 basketball player at Yale University, she received her BA in Political Science in 2018 and is currently completing her Master’s degree in documentary filmmaking at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she worked in the photo departments at Vice and TIME, and as an editorial intern at Surfer Magazine.
Her work has been featured in TIME, Vice, Surfer Magazine, California Sunday, New York Magazine, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Aint—Bad, The Pulitzer Center and Bay Nature Magazine, among others.
She is the recipient of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism 2019 Dorothea Lange Fellowship and the 2020 Jim Marshall fellowship.
Yale University, BA 2018
Coursework included: Political Science and Photography
TIME Magazine: Photo Coordinator (Sept 2018-May 2019)
VICE: Associate Photo Editor (June 2017-August 2018)
SURFER Magazine: Intern (June 2015-August 2015)
AWARDS & HONORS
Jim Marshall Fellowship, 2020
Dorothea Lange Fellowship, 2019
US Department of Education FLAS Fellowship, 2019-2020
International Cinematographer’s Guild Local 600 Grant, 2018
Yale CIPE Journalism Grant, 2016 and 2017
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
The 33rd Annual Eddie Adams Workshop
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute
Society of Professional Journalists
Yale University Journalism Scholar