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Farewell 2011, hello 2012!

And so another year passes. We hope you have all had a happy, healthy holiday season and here�s to a prosperous 2012! As ever, thanks to everyone who has supported and worked with 1000 Wordsduring this past year. Here are some of our organisation's highlights:

-the appointment of a board of directors who play an active role in the direction of the organisation. They are Camilla Gore, Nicholas Barker, Simon Baker, Aron Morel, Louise Clements, Tim Clark, Michael Grieve and Norman Clark

-the announcement that our sister-site, the 1000 Words blog, was named as the winner of Arts Media Contacts� Photography Blog of The Year Award

-two 1000 Words Workshops with Anders Petersen and Erik Kessels that took place in the beautifully evocative medina of Fez, Morocco

-1000 Words editors, Tim Clark and Michael Grieve�s participation in a panel discussion on �galleries� for photography with Linda Berlin and Toni Cederteg, Library Man; and Kristin Br�ten, Director, Gallery Riis in associa…

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1000 WORDS WORKSHOP WITH ROGER BALLEN IN MOROCCO, MAY 2012

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1000 Words is delighted to announce its fourth workshop. Following successes with Antoine d�Agata, Anders Petersen and Erik Kessels we are proud to present Roger Ballen as the workshop leader for the next retreat in Fez, Morocco (5-9 May 2012). 
"Somebody said my pictures are diamonds but they are diamonds with charcoal and carbon inside. What�s going on in the interior of that world is breakdown and chaos, but there is affection on the formal side. You constantly have to deal with these contradictions. They cause ambiguity, which is an important part of my art." Roger Ballen

ROGER BALLEN:
Like most great artist-photographers Roger Ballen�s work is hard to define. Drawn from the documentary genre, Ballen has developed an approach all of his own. His photographs are complex tableaux of surreal and disturbing visions that attempt to reflect his own psyche, which he regards as revealing his existential journey in life. Focu…

frieze issue 143 and frieze d/e issue 3

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We are very happy to announce a new discounted offer on frieze magazine exclusively for 1000 Words readers. Over the past last twenty years, friezehas firmly established itself as the leading print publication in the field of contemporary art and culture. Astute critical analysis, exquisite design and through using informed and dedicated writers (guiding principles which are very close to our heart), frieze still continues to be the magazine of choice for today's brightest and most forward-thinking writers, artists, curators and collectors.

Here, we present a short preview of the current issue of frieze, and frieze d/e their new quarterly bilingual journal, both current issues of which are entirely dedicated to photography!

frieze - issue 143: Still-Life Photography

In the new issue of friezeElad Lassry discusses his sculptures that "happen to be photographs" with curator Mark Godfrey, articulating the relationship between objects, the importance of the frame and the potent…