Tim Clark is a writer and curator based in London. He is Editor in Chief and Director of 1000 Words, nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016.
Clark has been involved in a wide range of projects: curatorial advisor on Masculinities: Liberation through Photography (2020) at the Barbican Centre London, an exhibition travelling to Gropius-Bau, Berlin and Les Rencontres d’Arles 2021; co-curator of Mutable: Multiple, Derby QUAD, FORMAT International Photography Festival; guest curator of London Art Fair’s Photo50 section with Who’s looking at the family, now?; and curator of Max Pinckers: Margins of Excess, Lishui Art Museum, China (all 2019). Clark was previously Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017; and while Associate Curator at Media Space, Science Museum, London, he curated Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015–18).
He is one of the Artistic Directors for Fotografia Europea 2021 and 2022 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, together with Diane Dufour, Director of Le Bal, Paris, and Walter Guadagnini, Director of CAMERA, Torino; and Guest Curator at the Ci.CLO Bienal 2021 with the exhibition titled The Horizon is Moving Nearer for the Portuguese Center of Photography.
He has contributed essays to exhibition catalogues for the Barbican Centre, London, Archive of Modern Conflict and Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria; and has written for FOAM, Photoworks, TIME, The Eyes and British Journal of Photography.
As a lecturer, Clark has taught on BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, as well as leading short courses on photography and curation for The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and curatorial masterclasses at Le Bal, Paris. He currently teaches on BA Photography at The Institute of Photography, Falmouth University, and MA Photography and Visual Design at NABA Milano.
Curator Conversations, an anthology of interviews with prominent international photography curators working today, was released in April 2021.