Monday 22 November 2010

1000 Words Photography - The Collection

It is a great honour to be able to announce the latest addition to the 1000 Words Collection, a work by by Simon Roberts, Sunderland vs. Liverpool, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, 16th August 2008. (We English).

© Simon Roberts

Medium - 1 available
Edition of 7
60 x 50 cm paper size
53 x 42 cm image size

NB: Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. The print is both signed by the artist and comes with a certificate. It is number 2 from the edition. The print is produced with a white border around the photograph to allow for framing. We also have included some cotton gloves to protect the print during handling.

Head on over to our collections microsite to read the story behind the specific image, watch a fantastic video interview with Simon and discover more information on the artist. But, before you do, here is an announcement from our partner Troika Editions which outlines the objectives and ambitions for their outstanding Collections initiative:

"The Arts have been under the spotlight recently as the impending cuts in state funding has fuelled much anxiety about the future of the creative industries in the UK.

The axe finally fell with the announcement in the Comprehensive Spending Review of a nearly 30% drop in funding for The Arts Council.

The impact this loss of funding will have has spawned gloomy forecasts about the inevitable closure of theatre companies, art galleries and local art projects. What I have yet to read about are all the initiatives and projects that have never been supported by Arts Council England and how they manage to find ways to fund their commitment and passion for good art.

Our partner 1000 Words is one such organisation, who through an excellent quarterly online magazine has managed to raise the level of writing about Art Photography and through collaborations with ourselves and Magnum Photos,(neither of which are funded by Arts Council England)has developed new ways to support their project.

So our message this week is there will inevitably be casualties of such a savage cut in funding, but this may also open up new ways to fund worthy organisations and we hope that our own Collections initiative will become the kernel of a new way to support art in the future."

As a not-for-profit organisation the net proceeds from all sales of limited edition prints in the 1000 Words Collection will go entirely back into supporting 1000 Words Photography Magazine and help finance our extended programme of exhibitions and events including workshops; portfolio reviews; talks; panel discussions as well as prizes and awards.

1000 thanks to both Simon, and Bridget and Michael of Troika Editions for supporting us!