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 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. Released quarterly, it attracts an average of 140,000 unique visitors from more than 120 countries every month. 1000 Words was also nominated as Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards in 2014 and 2016. 1000 Words recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to support the 10 year anniversary print edition, which was first released October 2018. Order your copy here.


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

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Lesley A. Martin, Hannah Abel-Hirsch, Jesse Alexander, Peggy Sue Amison, Chloe Athanasopoulou, Gerry Badger, Simon Baker, Jenna Banat, Martin Barnes, Nathalie Belayche, Daniel C Blight, Simon Bowcock, Chas Bowie, Susan Bright, Ben Burbridge, Lewis Bush, David Campany, Christian Caujolle, David Chandler, 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, Lucy Davies, Janna Dyk, Elizabeth Edwards, Jon Feinstein, Brad Feuerhelm, Joan Fontcuberta, Wayne Ford, Oliver Gapper, Jean-Kenta Gautier, Maggie Gray, Michael Grieve, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Sean O’Hagan, Ihiro Hayami, Yining He, Taco Hidde Becker, Greg Hobson, Francis Hodgson, Max Houghton, Martin Jaeggi, Erik Kessels, Sara Knelman, Anouk Kruithof, Liz Kuball, Jeffrey Ladd, Emma Lewis, Robin Maddock, Gordon MacDonald, Katarzyna Majak, Shoair Mavlian, James McArdle, Alexander McSpadden, J. MacNeill Miller, Jeremy Millar, Sabine Mirlesse, David Moore, Renee Mussai, Michaela Nettell, Gemma Padley, Cara Phillips, Rachel Ridge, Anna Sansom, Julia Schiller, Aaron Schuman, Roula Seikaly, Iris Sikking, Katrina Sluis, Diane Smyth, Lucy Soutter, Ilaria Speri, Urs Stahel, Will Steacy, Sue Steward, Lisa Sutcliffe, Emilia Terracciano, Laura Vallés, Stefan Vanthuyne, Ivan Vartanian, Pedro Vicente, Erik Vroons, Oliver Whitehead, Val Williams, Eti Wade, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Duncan Wooldridge, Francesco Zanot, Alice Zoo

About the founder

Tim Clark is a curator, writer and since 2008, has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words. He was previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, and Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017 together with Greg Hobson. Clark has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Martin Parr, Mariken Wessels, Edgar Martins and Peter Watkins. Group exhibitions have included Rebecoming (2014) featuring Tereza Zelenkova, Lucy Levene, Virgilio Ferreira and Henrik Malmstrom; and the two-person exhibition Lexicon of Crime (2017) presenting works by Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive.

He is currently finalising the exhibition Who’s looking at the family, now? as Curator of Photo50 at London Art Fair 2019, as well as the headline exhibition for FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019 in Derby co-curated with Louise Clements. His writing has appeared in FOAM, TIME Lightbox, Photoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and publications for the Barbican, Archive of Modern Conflict, Jerwood Visual Arts Foundation and Skinnerboox. Clark is Associate Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication and the MA Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano. He is also leading the Photography & Curation short course at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.