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. 1000 Words was nominated as Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards in 2014 and 2016. The 10 year anniversary print edition, supported through a Kickstarter campaign, was released in October 2018.

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About the founder

Tim Clark is a writer, editor and curator based in London, UK. Since 2008 he has been Editor-in-Chief at 1000 Words, nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016.

He has previously served as Associate Curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London, where he worked on exhibitions including Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015–18). Clark was Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017, together with Greg Hobson. In 2019 he curated the exhibitions Mutable: Multiple with Louise Fedotov-Clements at Derby QUAD for the FORMAT International Photography Festival; Who’s looking at the family, now? as part of Photo50 at London Art Fair; and Max Pinckers: Margins of Excess (2019) for Lishui Art Museum, China. He recently worked as a curatorial advisor, together with Ekow Eshun and Jonathan D. Katz, on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020) for Alona Pardo at the Barbican Centre London, an exhibition travelling to Gropius-Bau, Berlin and LUMA Foundation, Arles. He is a Guest Curator at Guernsey Photography Festival 2020 (rescheduled for 2021); a member of the Artistic Committee for Fotografia Europea 2021 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, together with Diane Dufour and Walter Guadagnini; and currently preparing an exhibition for the Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto during the Ci.CLO Bienal 2021.

Clark has taught on MA Photography and Visual Design at NABA Milano and BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. He is currently a lecturer on BA Photography at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University. His forthcoming book, Curator Conversations, comprising interviews with a number of prominent international curators working in photography, will be released in January 2021.