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Wolfgang Tillmans @Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2013

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Following the yearly sojourn to Arles, 1000 Words Associate editor Brad Feuerhelm reports back from the 44th edition of the pioneering photography festival with his thoughts on the headline show: Neue Welt by Wolfgang Tillmans.

You could potentially misinterpret Wolfgang Tillmans� Neue Welt exhibition at Les Rencontres d�Arles 2013 edition as a dispassionate foray into servile production values and commercialised aesthetics. With its general over-scaling, ready to impress a commodity driven art market, you could also be easily forgiven.

But that would be to overlook the qualities of this diaristic voyager of unnoticed contemporary sublimities - of photography, technology, and also of hyper-consumption.Tillmans work bristles with what Warhol Factory guru Gerard Malanga�s associated as explicit Scopophilia; the love of looking.

Clearly, the phenomenon of enforced sexuality and of the eroticised mundane is very much on display here in an exhibition that emits d…

Unseen Photo Fair 2013

In anticipation of its second year, Unseen Photo Fair (26-29 September 2013) has announced a programme of talks and films. Expanding on the fair�s emphasis on undiscovered talent and trends, Unseen 2013 addresses 'the abundance of images in today�s world and how photography and photographers are coming to terms with an environment that is both new and unsettled.'

The programme features the launch of Foam Magazine's Talent Issue (featuring a contribution from our Editor-in-chief Tim Clark) which, in addition to the exhibition, will include a day of debates and talks including critic, curator and Conscientious founder and editor, J�rg Colberg; 2013 Deutsche B�rse Photography Prize nominee, Cristina de Middel; Foam Paul Huf Award winners, Onorato & Krebs and the 2013 Talents themselves.

Following that, experts such as The Sunday Times Magazine picture editor, Monica Allende; writer and researcher, David Campbell; professor and visual culture theorist, Nicholas Mirzoeff and …

Special book giveaway! Thomas Sauvin: Beijing Silvermine

To celebrate an increase in readership (1000 Words attracted its highest levels of traffic during both May and June 2013) we are delighted to announce a very special giveaway, courtesy of the Archive of Modern Conflict.

Our cover artist from issue 15, Thomas Sauvin, has generously agreed to make one set of his five photo albums from the critically acclaimed Beijing Silvermine series available for the competition. Each album contains 20 prints, 11 x 7.7cm, and is published in a limited edition of 200 copies.

To enter, simply hit 'Like' on our Facebook post or use the RT function on the 1000 Words Twitter account. The winner will be selected at random and notified on 1 August.

It's retail price is currently set at �84.00 though this is sure to increase as the edition gradually approaches its last remaining few copies. Below is the blurb for the book:

The negatives were salvaged from a recycling plant on the edge of Beijing, where they had been sent to be filtered for their silve…

David Moore: Pictures From The Real World

Ahead of his book signing at Les Rencontres d�Arles (13:00 5 July, Le Bal bookshop stand, The CLUB), 1000 Words Deputy Editor Michael Grieve speaks to David Moore about his most recent publication Pictures From The Real World - a collaborative project between Here Press and Dewi Lewis - that focuses on families on a housing estate in the photographer�s home town of Derby, UK, made between 1987 and 1988.

Michael Grieve: Pictures from the Real World are photographs that were taken between 1987 and 1988. After all these years how did the book come to be published now?

David Moore: The collector, James Hyman bought many of the archive prints from 1988 in 2011. That resurrected the Project. It was almost 25 years, and it felt right. I had no idea that the work would be so popular as they are part of my own history and therefore have been ever present, for long periods away in boxes, and dormant, but nevertheless always around in my head.

I scanned old negatives, worked on an edit on the Mac…