Clarence "Shep" Sheppard hails from New York City. 
He started his path as a photojournalist in the mid 1980's.  He has been documenting events and people for over 30 years. Born and raised in New York City, he has worked as a staff photographer for the New York Daily News and a freelancer for other publications. As an educator Clarence has worked as an Artist in Residence in schools, libraries and community organizations. He has taught and lectured about connecting photography with communities.

Good pictures come from craftsmanship and serendipity!

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From then to now... taking pictures has giving me the opportunity to have many great experiences.

I'm actually very camera shy.

Using my 300mm lens at Madison Square Garden at Knicks game.

Covering breaking news story in NYC

Covering civil war between Eritrea & Ethiopia.

In Masawa with writer Richard Sisk

On assignment in NYC.

Posing with the "Greatest" at Madison Square Garden.

Posing with the great Shirley Chisholm in NYC.

On assignment in Times Square, NYC.

Eritrean hospital for wounded soldiers.

On assignment with lady who owned over 100 rats.

With students from the Africa project.

Selfie in the hills of Sudan

With a Tommy gun at NYPD museum in NYC.

With Grambling coach Eddie Robinson.

In Lincoln Center NYC

With students on trip to Ghana & Nigeria.

With students at St. John's University.

With students at Vista Academy in Brooklyn, NY