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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About the founder
Tim Clark (b. 1981, Bristol, UK) is a writer and curator based in London, UK. He is Editor in Chief and Director of 1000 Words.
Clark has been involved in a wide range of projects: curatorial advisor on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020-21) at the Barbican Centre, London, an exhibition travelling to Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, and LUMA Foundation, Arles, France; guest curator of The Horizon is Moving Nearer for the Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto during the Ci.CLO Bienal (2021); co-curator of Mutable: Multiple, Derby QUAD, FORMAT International Photography Festival, UK; 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). Clark was previously Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017, UK, and, while Associate Curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London, he worked on Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015-18).
He is one of the Artistic Directors for Fotografia Europea 2021 and 2022, Reggio Emilia, Italy, together with Diane Dufour and Walter Guadagnini; guest curator at Guernsey Photography Festival 2021, UK. He has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues for the Barbican Centre, Archive of Modern Conflict and Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria, and has written for Foam Magazine, Photoworks, TIME, The Eyes and British Journal of Photography.
He is currently a lecturer on BA Photography at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University, UK and associate lecturer on MA Photography and Visual Design at NABA Milano. Curator Conversations, an anthology of interviews with prominent international photography curators working today, was released in March 2021.