Seminal photography journal 1000 Words is doing a Kickstarter to fund its ten-year anniversary issue. You should damn-well support it.
The past decade has seen internet light years of change in the photographic landscape – or at least how it’s exhibited, written about, shared through apps and processed online. Many journals, online magazines, and blogs have appeared and evaporated, but those who have stuck with it have refined their voice and authority by leaps and bounds.
Enter 1000 Words. Launched in London in 2008 by Tim Clark, the online magazine mightily expanded the conversation on new photography with interviews and long-form essays from great minds like David Campany, Susan Bright, and Lucy Soutter. To celebrate its ten-year anniversary, they're launching their first-ever print publication, international photography city guide, and other inspiring projects.
Since 1000 Words has been an invaluable champion of photographers worldwide, we encourage you, dear reader, without hesitation, to support their Kickstarter campaign to fund this celebratory project.
So, hold off on that PBR six-pack, Richard Prince reproduction, or submission fee you were hesitating about spending money on this month and support this project. It’s going to be that good.
On the eve of the campaign launch, we caught up with Tim to discuss 1000 Words' history, inspiration and learn more about the ten-year anniversary project.
Interview by Jon Feinstein