Mayeta Clark is an award-winning video journalist and cinematographer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and has been recognized by the Emmy Foundation, New York.
Mayeta is the daughter of a Braille music teacher from Scone and a Nigerian economist. For Mayeta, journalism was a natural amalgam of her mother’s passion for English literature and her father’s love of amateur photography.
As a visual journalist, Mayeta embeds herself in communities for long periods to gain an intimate understanding of her subjects. Assignments have taken her from the South Bronx, to rural Mississippi, remote Aboriginal communities in northern Australia, and into the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
Mayeta has been commissioned to make films by Human Rights Watch, the World Bank, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, and the Central Land Council, among other local and international NGOs.
Mayeta read Sanskrit, Indian philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Sydney, studied cinematography at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, and has a masters degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University in New York.
She is currently a shooter-producer at Australian Story.