About Brad

Bradley E. Clift specializes in editorial, commercial, education fields. He is one of the most versatile photographers in the country who also does sports and lifestyle photography. Connecticut-based he works throughout New England, New York City and is available for travel worldwide.

His personal connection with people is renowned.  Brad's ability to capture quiet meaningful moments is his trademark. Bringing dedication and passion to his work, Brad strives to put people at ease while delivering on clients' needs

Clift's images have been exhibited globally as a World Press Photo winner, as part of the Day in the Life photography book projects, and as a multiple Pictures of the Year International award winner. One of his pictures graces the cover of A Day in the Life of California.

Accolades include being named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year; winning the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for International Photojournalism; and The Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism for decades-long work on Addiction in America, a subject for which Clift was a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography

In addition, Brad’s Human Rights coverage from his 25-year photojournalism career was recently acquired by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, special collections division. It includes his images, notes, personal papers, published stories and speeches at major institutions around the country.



Chronicle of Higher Education

Connecticut Department of Children and Families


Hartford magazine

National Geographic.com

The New York Times


The Washington Post

University of Bridgeport (Conn.)

University of Connecticut

Yale University




Hartford Seminary

Quinnipiac University

Univeristy of Connecticut - School of Law

Yale School of Public Health