Issue 20 - Table of Contents

Margot Wallard


Michael Grieve on Margot Wallard’s visceral photographs that depict her own body, set against a landscape of trees, grass and lakes, in an attempt to bring meaning to her brother’s untimely death and thus reaffirm life.

Peter J. Cohen

Snapshots of Dangerous Women

A provocative selection of vernacular photographs, Snapshots of Dangerous Women, which speak volumes about the social and familial conditions of the time they were taken, accompanied here by an essay from Susan Bright.

Brian Griffin


Gerry Badger considers images shot looking down railway tracks in Poland, which represent the terrible realities of journeys many innocent civilians made to concentration camps during the Second World War.

Matthew Connors

Fire in Cairo

Fire in Cairo sees Matthew Connors harness the energy and fever of revolution and use it as a charge for his own creativity. Max Houghton sits down with the recently released book from Self Publish, Be Happy.

Daido Moriyama

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Jean-Kenta Gauthier gives us the low-down on new work from Daido Moriyama, urgent, blurry photographs that offer a glimpse into the daily life and revived memories from the experimental Japanese photographer.

Michael Etzensperger

Normal Viewpoint, No Other Than The Direct Frontal View

Martin Jaeggi discusses Michael Etzensperger’s reinterpretation of Heinrich Wölfflin’s text on how to photograph sculpture by creating new, fictional statues out of ‘standardised’ reproductions culled from art history books.

Book Review

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Daniel Stier

Ways of Knowing

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Charlotte Cotton

Curator in Residence

International Center of Photography (ICP)

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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 curated 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.