Issue 18 - Table of Contents
Edwin Coomasaru examines relationships between masculinity and mourning, family history and collective memory in the work of this recent Royal College of Art graduate.
Jeffrey Ladd on a photobook that explores the post-industrial fallout of a once prosperous, albeit imaginary, Southern Illinois town.
The Archive of Modern Conflict
A remarkable set of images from Cameroon’s earliest colour studio, Photo Jeunesse, accompanied by an essay from Duncan Wooldridge.
Daniel C Blight on a new photobook of work produced 30 years ago, from one of Australia’s most celebrated and at times controversial artists.
The Spaghetti Tree
Federica Chiocchetti on images that question the nostalgic ideal of ‘La Bella Figura’ and mythologies of what it means to be Italian, while revealing tensions in conventional modes of portraiture.
Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals
Aaron Schuman traces Michals’ influence on contemporary photography in a dispatch from The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh on the occasion of a major retrospective exhibition.
Sean O’ Hagan
Welcome to the newly redesigned 1000 Words website! 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.