Issue 22 - Table of Contents
Ken. To be destroyed
Greg Hobson on the extraordinary story of Ken and Hazel Houston as retold by their niece, artist Sara Davidmann, in a book that combines the legacy of letters and photographs with her own practice to explore personal histories and transgender issues.
Travel Without Moving
Duncan Wooldridge on harnessing new forms for image and object production that emerge from its “epistemology of search” – the knowledge available according to the algorithms of databases, which maintain what is knowable and unknowable, visible and invisible.
My Own Unknown (2014-)
Dragana Jurišić’s existential attempt at self-knowledge, My Own Unknown resolves into a fictionalised biography about two female protagonists, her mysterious aunt who disappeared from Yugoslavia and “L’Inconnue de la Seine” – the name given to an unknown young woman whose body was found in the river Seine. Accompanied by an essay from Natasha Christia.
Bird, Bald, Book, Bubble, Brick, Potato
Marton Perlaki makes everyday objects and scenarios undergo an absurdist upheaval, forcing a reflection on photography’s randomness and insistence, as well as its ability to control the disorder of the natural world through repetition, juxtaposition and artifice. Interviewed here by Tim Clark.
Edmund Clark and Crofton Black
Gerry Badger on Edmund Clark’s and Crofton Black’s new book with Aperture/the Magnum Foundation, photographs and documents that confront the nature of modern warfare and shadowy mechanisms of state control.
Wolfgang Tillmans’ EU posters
Daniel C Blight offers a genealogy of poster design and the integral role of politics to consider Wolfgang Tillmans’ EU poster campaign, both positively but also from a critical perspective in light of the recent referendum result.
He only feels the black and white of it, Berlin Wall, 14-07-1973
Lesley A. Martin
1000 Words is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography in the UK and beyond. 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.