Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013

We always look forward to seeing the catalogue for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize land on our desks here at 1000 Words and this year is no different. Featuring a selection of meaty essays by David Evans, Christopher Bucklow, Gerry Badger and Ian Jeffrey it is a veritable banquet for the brain - one that provides a perfect accompaniment to an exhibition that arguably offers the most expanded view of what photographic practice is, or can be, since the prizes inception. 

Below is a series of video interviews with the four finalists: Mishka Henner, Cristina de Middel, Chris Killip and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin that are worth sitting down to watch. The winner will be announced at the award evening on 10 June 2013. To read our review of the shortlisted artists and their work click here. Who gets your vote?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

1000 Words Photography Magazine #15

We are delighted to announce that issue 15 of our online magazine is now live. To view it, please go to:

Fresh from its UK premier at Derby’s FORMAT International Photography Festival, we feature Thomas Sauvin’s Beijing Silvermine project – an extraordinary archive of found photographs that picture ‘ordinary’ people stepping out of the shadow of China’s Cultural Revolution – with an accompanying essay by Gordon Macdonald.

Francis Hodgson celebrates the lifetime of powerful work produced by maverick photographer Tom Wood, and offers opinion as to why his first ever UK retrospective, currently on display at The National Media Museum in Bradford, is long overdue; Debra Klomp Ching delves into the pages of Marten Lange’s Another Language to find a cryptic index of nature; and Peggy Sue Amison speaks to emerging photographer Daisuke Yokota about his experimental practice of multi-processing and re-photographing that attempts to capture ideas of how memory is affected by the passage of time.

Elsewhere, Bridget Coaker examines narrative, process and the book form in her review of Elementary Calculus by J Carrier - a series of publicly private moments of migrants and refugees in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; and finally, we rinse your eyes with vivid technocolour via a project entitled Sunday by Dutch photographer Paul Kooiker. Brad Feuerhelm, introducing the work, describes it as “a fountain of false nostalgias, an anachronism that results in a new kind of noir.”

In our dedicated Books section, David Moore considers what it means to return to and publish old work as he grapples with Alec Soth’s Looking for Love, 1996, Michael Grieve provides some orienting fragments of the back story for In Almost Every Picture 12, the latest publication by editor-extraordinaire Erik Kessels while Brad Feuerhelm shines the spotlight on Collected Shadows from the Archive of Modern Conflict.