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Data Recovery

Diego Collado

‘The viewer has to pour their own unconscious into interpreting these images, make them their own, allow themselves to be encouraged by the existence of a void.’

The Atlantic Wall

Ianthe Ruthven

This chain of Nazi fortifications stretching from the Norwegian Arctic to France’s western frontier with Spain is one of Europe’s least acknowledged monuments.

Casta

Nicola Lo Calzo

An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Mitakuye Oyasin

Aaron Huey

‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’

Primal Mountain

Yuji Hamada

‘In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred.’

Out of Ark

Yumiko Utsu

‘How long has it been since Noah and his passengers set off in their vessel?’

From Site

Daisuke Yokota

‘The photograph we are left with and the memory of that time do not progress along the same time axes.’

Paradise Lost

Yuri Kozyrev & Nathan Thornburgh

‘Abkhaz democracy reminds me a lot of America,’ an Abkhaz journalist tells me over coffee. ‘It’s a democracy of heavily armed people.’

The Emily Dickinson Series

Janet Malcolm

The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.

Zone of Absolute Discomfort

Justin Jin

The icy hinterland is wretched to live in, but just hospitable enough to allow for the extraction of billions of tons of resources trapped beneath the ground.

A Sparrow Fallen

Dave Heath

‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’

Tour Guide

Archive of Modern Conflict & Phil Klay

‘We record the reality we’re supposed to have, and then go back later and tell ourselves that it was the reality we experienced.’

Seestück

Steffi Klenz

Artist Steffi Klenz recaptures portraits based on photographs of travellers, explorers and seamen who were lost in open waters, and whose bodies were never recovered.

The Best of Young British Novelists

Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander's stunning portraits of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.

Julie

Darcy Padilla

Darcy Padilla's ‘Julie’ is not only a devastating portrait of a woman enduring the horrors of poverty and addiction but also a legacy of a relationship between subject and photographer that spanned decades.

Podcast: Brad Feuerhelm

Brad Feuerhelm & Ted Hodgkinson

‘Brad spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about the stories that lie behind his images from the issue and how his work is informed by his love of horror movies.’

Frissure

Kathleen Jamie & Brigid Collins

‘One example. I reacted badly to the first image Brigid made. I sat for her, then went home.’

Ordinary Light

Brad Feuerhelm & A.L. Kennedy

‘Why do I look? Why have I always looked? Because I have.’

Halcyon Song

Justin Coombes

‘From this, I developed the idea of the kingfisher’s search for a nest taking place over the course of a day, and this day being a microcosm of her world and a greater search for home and for meaning.

Dutch Landscapes

Mishka Henner

‘There is of course an absurdity to these censored images since their overt, bold and graphic nature only draws attention to the very sites that are meant to be hidden.’

The Island

Stacy Kranitz

‘Family bloodlines run deep and often intertwine.’

A Garden of Illuminating Existence

Kanitta Meechubot

‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’

About the Cover

Jake and Dinos Chapman

‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’

Flee

Nadia Shira Cohen

‘I wait for the moment they sense what I am trying to do.’

Still Lifes from a Vanishing City

Elizabeth Rush

‘An insight into how we might live in a city that was built by an unsustainable system, and how those ‘less-than-fortunate’ people have made their lives out of what others have left behind.’

Un-Possible Retour

Téa Obreht & Clarisse d'Arcimoles

‘It confirms my belief that the universal exists in particularity.’

Contacts

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

The photo essay in our new issue, ‘Contacts’ by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, presents some of the photographers’ work from the Belfast Exposed Archive – a library of contact sheets founded in 1983 as a response to concerns over the careful control of images depicting British military activity during the Troubles.

High Noon

Green Cardamom

For the visual essay in Granta112: Pakistan, we collaborated with Green Cardamom – an organisation which focuses on international contemporary art viewed from an Indian Ocean perspective. With their help, we selected fourteen prominent figures from the contemporary art scene in Pakistan, and reproduced their work in the magazine.