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Koo Stark was born in New York City in 1956.

At the age of 14 she moved to London to get European education. In 1982 , the renowned photographer Norman Parkinson took it upon himself to mentor Koo's work. He trained her eye and she remained his protégé from 1982 until he passed away in 1990.

Solo exhibitions

1983: Hamiltons Gallery, London

1985: Hamiltons Gallery, London

1989: Hamiltons Gallery, London

1990: The Royal Festival hall, London

1991: The Malcolm Duke Gallery, Barcelona

1993: Hamiltons Gallery, London

1994: Grosvenor House Gallery, London

2003: Banbury Museum

2017: KINTSUGI Exhibition, Leica London and Manchester

Philanthropic and charitable involvement

Patron: Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, Cancer Active, Fawcett Society.

1993: Raised £50,000 for the Rato Monastery in Southern India via the Compassion exhibit conceived and organised by Ms. Stark and held at Hamiltons Gallery. 130 Contributors included masters such as Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Don McCullin and Annie Leibovitz.

1993: Invited to be a patron of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust with Olympus Camera's launch of a National Appeal to preserve JMC's house in the Isle of Wight.

Koo Stark contributes to group shows at Chelsea Arts Club group and Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and also regularly donates photographs to charities requesting her support, most recently to: 

Hearts of Gold, Blue Cross, Children with Special Needs, Parent Network, Great Ormond Children's Hospital, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Auctions and Promotions

1990 - 1996: Koo Stark's work was included in Christie's 20th Century Photographers Auctions. Her photographs have been included in auctions in UK, USA, Sotheby's, Christie's and for various charities.

Numerous personal and television appearances promoting photography in general as well as her own work

Special Photographer on Productions

Aria- film by Don Boyd in Italy

Little Buddha- film by Bernardo Bertolucci in Nepal

The Leopard- film by Lavinia Courier, filmed in Petra and around Jordan

West End Theatre Special Stills

Stepping Out

Blood Brothers

Crazy for You

Pat Phoenix Memorial Show

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