Claire Martin is a documentary photographer who initially started her career in Social Work, but later changed her focus to photography after realizing the change that she could assist in bringing about through her work behind the lens. Martin’s work has jolted her to international notoriety for her ongoing photo documentation and essays of “marginalized communities within prosperous nations” who usually go ignored by society members. Martin is currently based out of Perth Western Australia.
I strongly, strongly, strongly (that’s three “strongs”!) urge folks to go to Martin’s site to view more of her work. All of her images are accompanied by texts that describe and explain her subjects in full with background stories as well.