1000 Words is a leading online contemporary photography magazine. It commissions and publishes exhibition and photo book reviews, essays and interviews in response to the visual culture of our present moment. Founded 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. 1000 Words was nominated as Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards in 2014 and 2016. The 10 year anniversary print edition was released in October 2018.

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Tim Clark

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Jenna Banat, Dominic Bell, Brad Feuerhelm, Michael Grieve, Sean Stoker, Robson Yee

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Gerry Badger
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Daniel C. Blight
Daniel Boetker-Smith
Simon Bowcock
Chas Bowie
Susan Bright
Ben Burbridge
Victor Burgin
Lewis Bush
David Campany
Tina M. Campt
Christian Caujolle
David Chandler
Yves Chatap
Clément Chéroux
Debra Klomp Ching
Federica Chiocchetti
Natasha Christia
Tim Clark
Tom Claxton
Louise Clements
Bridget Coaker
Jörg Colberg
Edwin Coomasaru
Laurence Cornet
Charlotte Cotton
Alfredo Cramerotti
Joanna Cresswell
Taous R. Dahmani
Lucy Davies
Janna Dyk
Elizabeth Edwards
Christine Eyene
Jon Feinstein
Brad Feuerhelm
Joan Fontcuberta
Wayne Ford
Oliver Gapper
Jean-Kenta Gautier
Maggie Gray
Michael Grieve
Yasmin Gunaratnam
Sean O’Hagan
Paul Halliday
Ihiro Hayami
Yining He
Fergus Heron
Greg Hobson
Francis Hodgson
Max Houghton
Martin Jaeggi
Erik Kessels
Sara Knelman
Anouk Kruithof
Liz Kuball
Jeffrey Ladd
David Levi Strauss
Emma Lewis
Robin Maddock
Gordon MacDonald
Katarzyna Majak
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Michaela Nettell
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Gemma Padley
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Anna Sansom
Julia Schiller
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Aaron Schuman
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Laura Vallés
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Ivan Vartanian
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Erik Vroons
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About the founder

Tim Clark is Editor in Chief of 1000 Words and Artistic Director for Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia, Italy, together with Walter Guadagnini, Director of CAMERA, Torino. He is also serving as a curatorial advisor for Photo London Discovery 2022 and will curate this section for the 2023 edition.

Clark has previously been involved in a wide range of projects: adjunct curator on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020-22) at the Barbican Centre London, an exhibition travelling to Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Les Rencontres d’Arles and FOMU Antwerp; guest curator at the Ci.CLO Bienal 2021 with the exhibition titled The Horizon is Moving Nearer for the Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; co-curator of Mutable: Multiple, Derby QUAD, FORMAT International Photography Festival; guest curator of London Art Fair’s Photo50 section with Who’s looking at the family, now?; and curator of Max Pinckers: Margins of Excess, Lishui Art Museum, China (all 2019).

Prior to this, Clark held posts as Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017, together with Greg Hobson; and while Associate Curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London, he organised Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015–18).

He has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues for the Barbican Centre, London, Archive of Modern Conflict and Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria, and has written for Foam, Photoworks, TIME, The Eyes and The British Journal of Photography. Curator Conversations, an edited anthology of interviews with prominent international photography curators working today, was released in April 2021.

Clark has taught on BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, as well as leading short courses on photography and curation for The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and curatorial masterclasses at Le Bal, Paris. He is currently a lecturer on BA Photography at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University, and associate lecturer on MA Photography & Visual Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) Milano.