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Anders and that gut feeling

Michael Grieve / 1000 Words

The 1000 Words Workshop in Fez, Morocco with the Swedish photographer Anders Petersen finished on 1 May 2011, and was an absolute success.

Anders Petersen is a self-confessed fish; once you think you have him in your grasp he will surprise you and slip away. Paradox is taught on an Anders Petersen workshop as an essential ingredient together with the need to embrace our fears in life and not to be afraid of being afraid. Petersen�s personality, charisma and experience make him one of the most vital teachers of photographic practice to those seeking to unlock an expression of themselves from the heart rather than the mind. Such was the experience in Fez, a location that provides the perfect backdrop, bursting with energy to engage the senses.

Petersen conducted a wonderful workshop, directing his students to shoot from the gut and reach the pinnacle as they go about "sharpening their pyramids".

1000 Words would like to thank Anders Petersen and the …

1000 Words Photography Magazine #11

I am delighted to inform you that the third anniversary issue of 1000 Words "Hidden" is now available to view online.

Despite a recent period of frenetic activity during which we have participated in a panel discussion in Oslo, staged our workshop with Anders Petersen in Fez and presented a slideshow at Fotofestiwal, the tenth annual International Festival of Photography in L�dz, Poland, we have still managed to produce this issue in time for Spring.

So without further ado please go to:

Keeping things from notice or view is the theme which underpins much of the photography that is featured in the "Hidden" issue.

Writer and curator Val Williams reports back from the Simon Norfolk and John Burke exhibition at Tate Modern, (Photographs from the War in Afghanistan); Photography critic at The Financial Times, Francis Hodgson wrestles with the work of Michael Ackerman in his special book review of Half Life and Daniel Campbell Blight also brings us an …

Photography, publishing and the internet

The words "photography" and "publishing" are natural bedfellows, intertwined for as long as anyone can remember. Historically speaking, the printed page was the ultimate venue for viewing a photographer's work but in recent years the internet has profoundly changed the way we look at and think about photography. So who's hogging the duvet now?

In a recent interview, Lesley Martin, publisher of the Aperture Foundation's book programme, ventured the following: "The mystery for me is that the photobook audience has become more educated, more interested, more connected to the idea of the photobook � yet for the most part, sales are not shooting through the roof to a corresponding degree."

Printing photobooks can be very expensive, meaning that print runs are usually small. Publishing online on the other hand is fast, fluid and flexible, costs a fraction of the price but offers an audience infinitely larger choice to boot. Yes, I understand the argum…

Fotofestiwal - 10th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

�JH Engstr�m

�Anna Linderstam

�Viviane Sassen
Fotofestiwal, the annual International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland has commenced, showcasing a great selection of European and international artists in two main exhibitions Out of Life and Out of Mind. Along with hosting the usual gamut of workshops and portfolio reviews, Fotofestiwal has invited 1000 Words to curate a slideshow based on contemporary work from three of our featured photographers, who have each chosen music to accompany their own photographs. They are:

JH Engstr�m, Wells, the third part of a trilogy leading on from Trying to Dance and Haunts, an autobiographical account involving mostly himself and Amanda.

Anna Linderstam's The Unheard Contradictions, an exploration of "mental states and conflicts through a performative process".

Viviane Sassen, Flamboya, which is both an attempt by Sassen to evoke her childhood, and more reflexively, questions photography's common properties.

The slideshow starts at …



After two very successful workshops with Antoine d'Agata and Anders Petersen, 1000 Words is very pleased to present its third with Erik Kessels in Fez, Morocco (12-17 September 2011). Though the camera will be the tool, this workshop will appeal to creatives from all visual disciplines, not just photography.

"Nowadays, we consume images without really looking at them. It's every photographer's duty to make images that stand out from the daily visual clutter." Erik Kessels

Please scroll down for more information and how to submit.


Erik Kessels' list of achievements are extensive. He is best described as a curator and publisher who conceptualises vernacular photography and produces unusual artworks. He is a founding partner and Creative Director of the highly successful and innovative advertising agency, KesselsKrammer in Amsterdam (yes, that is the actual website…

We're recruiting! Advertising sales director

Posted: 3 May

Closing: 3 June

Reporting to: The Director

Organisation background: 1000 Words is a leading online magazine dedicated to highlighting the best contemporary photography in the UK and beyond. Released quarterly, the magazine attracts over 140,000 unique visitors from more than 75 countries every month. In May 2010 its sister site, the 1000 Words Blog was ranked at number 3 in The Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs in a survey carried out by Creative Tourist, and also named as the winner of Arts Media Contacts� Photography Blog of the Year Award 2010. 1000 Words is published by 1000 Words Photography, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and supports contemporary photography through publishing and exhibiting opportunities, workshops, talks, limited-edition print sales and prizes and awards.

Salary: The position will be commission only: 50% of an advertisers� first booking and then 25% thereafter paid immediately on the client funds clearing. The position can be held remo…