Issue 26 - Contents
Jeremy Millar on Peter Fraser’s process of adopting a different strategy to approach the same underlying preoccupation across an artistic career – trying to understand what the world around him is made of through the act of photographing it – via his most recent book, Mathematics.
How To Secure A Country
Observations of Swiss efficiency and protocol inspired an extensive visual research on the part of Sicilian photographer Salvatore Vitale. Max Houghton considers the depiction of state control as a significant factor in shaping the environments in which we live and the creation of politics of knowledge through power relations.
Les Gorgan 1995-2015
Natasha Christia on one of the highlights of this year’s Les Rencontres d’Arles, a documentary body of work spanning 20 years that focuses on a Roma family whose history and lives are laid bare with complexity and precision. Through close collaboration many voices narrate this seemingly disconnected series, yet are all parts of the same puzzle.
Other Ways of Knowing
An exploration into the illusion of magic and misdirection in relation to ideas of hoax, deceit and trickery from Alexandra Lethbridge. Accompanied by an essay from Lisa Stein examining the role of photography within the binaries of visual and cognitive perception.
Krakow Photomonth 2017
The War From Here
Duncan Wooldridge on a striking exhibition of war, featuring five artists that choose to be distant from its ‘theatre’ by seeking out origins, traces, and consequence. Resists the ‘over there’ condition of photojournalistic tradition, instead stressing tangible experiences, scars, and roots of violence.
STOP + FIX Publishing
The Shackleton Collector’s Edition Box Set
Gerry Badger sits down with a limited edition photo book and symphony celebrating the centenary of Shackleton’s infamous Endurance Expedition. Features never-seen-before images from Frank Hurley’s archive that tell an extraordinary tale of survival when their ship was crushed leaving the crew marooned on an ice floe exposed to the Antarctic’s elements.
Author of Why Art Photography? and Course Leader of MA Photography Arts
University of Westminster, London
1000 Words is a quarterly online magazine dedicated to the critical engagement with contemporary photography. It commissions and publishes exhibition and photo book reviews, essays and interviews in response to the visual culture of our present moment. Founded by Tim Clark in 2008, the editorial commitment has always been to explore the possibilities for the medium whilst stimulating debate around current modes of practice, discourses and theory internationally.