Online contemporary photography magazine 1000 Words has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a special 10-year anniversary print edition.
To celebrate 10 years of reviews, essays and interviews, 1000 Words is hoping to raise £24,000 and publish a special print annual.
“We want you to be part of the next phase of our development and support us in making the transition from web to print and then back again,” said founder and editor Tim Clark.
“This crowdfunding campaign is going to support the production costs associated with the print magazine, which includes printing, design, editorial and special anniversary projects.”
Pledge rewards range from a copy of the printed magazine to a portfolio review consultation with Tim.
Since 2008, 1000 Words has commissioned and published more than 850 exhibition and photobook reviews, essays and interviews.
Contributors include critics and writers such as David Campany, Susan Bright, Gerry Badger and Charlotte Cotton; as well as respected artists Wolfgang Tillmans, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Vanessa Winship and Lieko Shiga.
1000 Words has seen its audience grow to reach readers in more than 120 countries and it now attracts around 140,000 unique visitors to the site every month.
Tim and his team have organised exhibitions and workshops, offered awards, and conducted countless talks and portfolio reviews.
In 2014 and 2016 1000 Words was nominated for a prestigious Lucie Award in the Photography Magazine of the Year category.
Now it needs your help to launch its first print magazine.
Special print annual
Designed by Sarah Boris, and printed in Italy, the publication will take the form of a beautiful 200-page ‘bookish’ magazine featuring newly-commissioned content.
At its core will be high-quality reproductions of 10 portfolios. They will be the work of artists who have built ‘significant bodies of work and emerged as increasingly influential practitioners’ in the past decade.
Other highlights include a series of highly-anticipated city guides.
From New York to Milan, London to Shanghai, 1000 Words will focus on the most engaging gallery spaces showing photography today.
The magazine will also contain profiles on curators and collectors, opinion pieces on the art of photobook publishing and reflections on a decade’s changes in photography.
Finally, it will delve into the archives and present a selection of memorable and talked-about articles from the back catalogue.
“As always with Kickstarter, if we don’t hit our target then the publication just simply won’t see the light of day,” said Tim.
“So please consider supporting our campaign by ordering a copy of the magazine or picking up one of the rewards.”
Spectrum Photographic is a patron of the 1000 Words special 10-year anniversary print edition.
Visit the Kickstarter page here.
Copy by Sheena Campbell.