Issue 24 - Contents

TJ Proechel


Sara Knelman considers the illusions, desires, cinematic memory and noir aesthetic of a body of work that sets out to find Adam Burroughs, a real and prototypical modern-day con-man making his luck on foreclosed homes in the aftermath of America’s devastating housing crisis.

Edgar Martins

Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes

Daniel C. Blight on Edgar Martins’ poignant study that proposes to scrutinise, expose and hold in tension many of the contradictions and problems inherent in the depiction of death, as well as language and semiotics. Produced in collaboration with the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal.

Mimi Mollica

Terra Nostra

Terra Nostra traces contours of corruption in the photographer’s native country of Sicily via perceptive images of landscapes and street portraits, loaded with metaphor and symbol. Gerry Badger writes on how you depict the impact of the mafia, a subject which is felt rather than seen.

Sofia Borges

The Swamp

Stalking the spaces of natural history museums, zoos and study centres, Sofia Borges’ work focusses on the ciphers and projections of histories past. Duncan Wooldridge reflects on her photographs of these elaborate fictions that appear like reality – spatial analogues to the camera.

Laia Abril


Natasha Christia on a complex meditation in text and imagery upon Spain’s first documented serial killer, The Werewolf of Allariz, through the exploration of gender issues, psychology, landscape, mythology, folklore and literary narrative.

Erik Kessels

One Image

Erik Kessels’ project sees the Dutch artist-curator site the last photograph of his late sister across the Polish city of Wroclaw, marking its a rapid journey from a personal document of grief to public spectacle. Accompanied by an essay on the uses and abuses of vernacular photography from Tim Clark.

Book Review

John Cohen

Cheap Rents ... and de Kooning



David Campany

Writer and curator


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1000 Words is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to the critical engagement with contemporary photography. It commissions and publishes in-depth exhibition and photobook reviews, essays, interviews and multimedia in response to carefully selected imagery, often around a particular theme. Founded in 2008 by Tim Clark, the editorial commitment has always been to explore the limits and possibilities of the medium whilst stimulating debate around its current practices and discourses.