Acclaimed celebrity photographer and indie filmmaker Clinton H. Wallace was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement in Photography award at the inaugural Brentwood & Pacific Palisades International Film Festival recently in L.A. Wallace has enjoyed a two decade career in photography and filmmaking in Hollywood.
The Jamaican-born Wallace is recognized worldwide as a celebrity photographer having covered such prestigious events as the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival, MTV Movie Awards and more. His work has appeared in People, E! Entertainment, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and Teen People, among others.
As one of the official media photographers for such charities as The George Lopez Foundation and Hollywood’s Walk of Fame inductions, Wallace has photographed Hollywood A-Listers such as Jerry Bruckheimer, Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Hugh Jackman, Snoop Dogg, Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett, Kim Kardashian and many more. He recently captured director Guillermo del Toro’s star induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame surrounded by singer Lana Del Rey and producer JJ Abrams.
In addition to photography, Wallace has produced or executive produced over 50 films. His big break came producing Machete Joe, a horror film, and German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town Jamaica, a documentary, which firmly established his career.
He has also collaborated on numerous film festivals in an advisory capacity over the years, including the launch of the Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival where Sharon Stone was honored due to his involvement.
This year Wallace personally launched the C’ote d’ Azur Web Fest during this year’s Cannes Film Festival with over 100 filmmakers and 200 film submissions. It’s the first international web festival on the French Riviera dedicated to recognizing short film digital content from around the world.
Over the years, Wallace has been recognized with other honors such as Certificates of Recognition and an Outstanding Civic Service award by the City of Los Angeles individually, and as Photomundo International, his photography agency, for his considerable charitable contributions as a photographer/philanthropist/filmmaker. A portion of all his earnings are donated to Kiva.org which helps women in third world countries start businesses.