Issue 19 - Table of Contents
Under the Influence
Lucy Soutter considers images drawn from Pentecostal churches in London that oscillate between the visual rhetoric of photographic realism and the contrived seduction of advertising photography.
New photographs that record the German artist’s ephemeral paper constructions, currently on display at Matthew Marks Gallery in Los Angeles, accompanied here by an essay from Duncan Wooldridge.
Chris Littlewood discusses Matt Lipps’ hybrid images – visual seesaws between past and present – that work within a critical mass of predominantly American artists engaging with post-internet image culture.
Invisible City/Night Walk
Peggy Sue Amison speaks to Ken Schles about his Invisible City and Night Walk work, which pay homage to the exploding 1980s New York arts scene and a community entwined with drugs, violence and the arrival of AIDS.
In the Shadow of the Pyramids
Gerry Badger on a photobook that finally does justice to one of the most important manifestations of dissent within the Arab world, the ‘Tahir Square’ revolution.
Marvelous Tales of Black Ink
Ivan Vartanian on Nobuyoshi Araki’s latest photobook, which combines clever word play with images of models in various states of undress to explore Japan’s hidden eroticism.
Ciarán Óg Arnold
I went to the worst of bars...
The Financial Times
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.