Issue 36 - Contents

Vivian Maier

Anthology

Vivian Maier, the reclusive photographer who made her living as a nanny, has become a fantasy figure for curators and photographers to imagine and shape as they want, argues Mark Durden in response to Anthology, the recent MK Gallery exhibition in Milton Keynes.

Paris Photo 2022

Top six fair highlights

Within the Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris Photo 2022 is now underway. Despite its tendencies towards the classical, this year’s offerings are more diverse and demanding than ever, making it a great litmus test for what is going on in the medium today. Here are six standout displays from the fair’s 25th edition – selected by 1000 Words Assistant Editor, Alex Merola.

Prarthna Singh

Har Shaam Shaheen Bagh

Far from clichéd photographs of violent protest, Prarthna Singh’s book records dissenting lives amidst the peaceful, female-led protest at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi to form a homage to what keeps the fabric of India bound together, writes Emilia Terracciano.

Luigi Ghirri

Puglia. Tra Albe e Tramonti

Luce Lebart extols the virtues of the latest monograph dedicated to Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri published by MACK, a dazzling testament to the singular vision of the maestro of colour and light as well as his relationship with Puglia — the distinctive region at the heel of Italy.

Max Ferguson

Whistling for Owls

Max Ferguson’s debut publication, a contemplative study on paper, nature and the passage of time, transcends the physical limitations of its form to connect readers to their senses and memories, writes Anneka French.

Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022

Top three festival highlights

Tim Clark reports back from the opening of Les Rencontres d’Arles 2022, the 53rd edition of the bright, bushy-tailed festival set across the evocative Roman town in the south of France. Three ambitious thematic exhibitions stand out for their complex visual dialogues and multiple vantage points onto the world and world of images.

Book Review

Top 10 (+1)

Photobooks of 2021

Selected by Alex Merola and Tim Clark

Features

How to work better

Nadine Wietlisbach

Director at Fotomuseum Winterthur

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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.