Renowned for his work exploring issues of security and secrecy in the ‘war on terror’, Edmund Clark’s Negative Publicity sees the British photographer examine the CIA’s programme of extraordinary rendition. On the occasion of a new monograph and year-long exhibition at the Imperial War Museum London, he talks to Tim Clark about the challenges of photographing invisible mechanisms of state control.
1000 Words Editor, Tim Clark selects his five must-see exhibitions from Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016 – the bright, bushy-tailed festival of photography in the south of France now celebrating its 47th year.
In the Shadow of the Pyramids – a searing study of the impact of the Egyptian revolution on everyday people – has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2016. Tim Clark catches up with Laura El-Tantawy on the occasion of her exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
Media Space associate curator and 1000 Words editor Tim Clark looks back over the year’s photo book releases and picks ten exceptional titles published in 2015.
A group exhibition of newly-commissioned photography has opened at Jerwood Space London, enabled by the inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. Tim Clark speaks to Photoworks director, Celia Davies, about the impetus for setting up this joint programme and what the various bodies of work might reveal about the new generation of practitioners.
To coincide with the general election, Photofusion in London is showing Simon Roberts’ The Election Project, a body of work documenting the 2010 election campaign. Here he discusses the photographs in light of the current political climate, the symbolic nature of landscape photography, and his attempts to democratise the artistic process.
Published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at Foam in Amsterdam, Regine Petersen’s Find a Fallen Star is made up of three hardcover books in one slipcase that combine photography with archival material to narrate and establish a small history of meteorite incidents.
Taryn’s Simon’s new title, Rear Views, A Star-forming Nebula, and the Office of Foreign Propaganda – published on the occasion of a major exhibition at Jeu de Paume, Paris – is more than a catalogue. Tim Clark argues that it’s a veritable tome of essays, images and ideas on the nature of photographic information and misinterpretation.
Taking the idea of evidence as its central theme, the 2015 edition of FORMAT International Photography Festival features the work of over 300 photographers in various venues across Derby, from churches to disused school buildings. But it’s the main exhibition at QUAD arts centre that has really stuck with Tim Clark.
Twin Palms Publishers have just released a new photobook from Mike Brodie, Tones of Dirt and Bone, lifting the lid on the photographer-cum-mechanic’s unseen images of the people he met while hopping trains in the US. Tim Clark is intrigued.
Published to accompany a Tate Britain exhibition, Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860, is a catalogue of rare photographs from the advent of the medium that are both magical and mundane. Tim Clark takes a step back in time.
Songbook, the much anticipated photobook from leading photographer Alec Soth, chronicles the solitary experiences of Americans through a blend of lyrical portraits and empty landscapes. Tim Clark considers the images of those longing for connection in an era of virtual networks.