The First World War


Wark Clements for Channel 4

Photography, Television
autochromes, Belgium, book, first world war, France, Germany, Netherlands, photographs
About This Project

I discovered little known stories for this highly acclaimed TV series revisiting the war. I also filmed locations across Western Europe and discovered some genuine colour photographs that later made the headlines in The Sunday Times, Der Spiegel and elsewhere.
The British magazine History Today awarded me the Picture Researcher of the Year award. The jury noted “originality, creativity, imagination” for my work on the accompanying book and described the unearthing of colour images of the First World War “fresh and exciting”.


“An impressive series”
Sunday Telegraph