James Clancy was born in 1971, close to the rural town of Newmarket in North Cork, Ireland. In his early years he received his education in the local schools, but time came where he needed what it could not give him, so he moved to Cork City. Moving to Cork, James studied and worked in film making, music and theatre, producing works which were presented and screened at film festivals and on national television. Credits in film and theatre have included Cannes Palme D’Or winner The Wind That Shakes the Barley and the acclaimed stage production of Wrecks starring Oscar nominated actor Ed Harris. His love of photography grew from these experiences. Since 2006 James has been exhibiting widely in Europe and Asia. 2011 has seen his works published internationally by publisher Kehrer Verlag, Germany. In November 2011, his photobook Border Country (published by Kehrer Verlag) received the predicate “Selected Title” for the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2012, annually awarded by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels. He now lives in Berlin, where he is passionately engaged in photography.