Issue 35 - Contents

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.

Seiichi Furuya

First Trip to Bologna 1978 / Last Trip to Venice 1985

A poetic chronicle of the first and last trips with his late wife, Seiichi Furuya’s latest synthesis of photography and narrative probes the photobook’s potential to reimagine the archive ad infinitum, writes Alex Merola.

Gloria Oyarzabal

Usus Fructus Abusus

Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo examines images from Gloria Oyarzabal’s new work in progress, to interrogate the idea of the museum as a mere neutral or beneficial protector of the objects and artefacts it owns, currently on display as part of Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Romo Kultur Etxea during GETXOPHOTO in the Basque Country.

Photo London 2022

Top five fair highlights

Bringing together over 100 exhibitors from around the globe, Photo London returns for its seventh edition. Brimming with bold impressions on the medium from early trailblazers through to today’s most exceptional talents, it has something for all tastes. Alex Merola spotlights the standout displays from the capital’s premier photography fair.

David Claerbout and Gábor Ösz


Duncan Wooldridge on an exhibition at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, that unites works by two artists exploring different realities involved in image production: one as captured by the camera and another comprised of all that falls outside of that which is documented.

Noémie Goudal

Post Atlantica

Visiting Noémie Goudal’s new exhibition at Edel Assanti, Fergus Heron considers the artist’s polymath approach to photography and moving image, understanding nature as a set of processes comprised of different ecologies, geographies and temporalities.

Book Review

Top 10 (+1)

Photobooks of 2021

Selected by Alex Merola and Tim Clark


1000 Words

Writer Conversations

#10 Tanvi Mishra

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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.