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‘I was bored. That was how it started. Anything I ever did that amounted to anything–or not–has always been the result of being sick of doing something else.’
A Guide to the City of Beirut
‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’
Means of Transport
‘Use these photos as means of transport. Ride on them. No passes needed. Go close. Imprudently close. They leave every minute.’
‘I saw cuts, burns, broken limbs, heart attacks, and then, what's inside the human body.’
‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’
The Atlantic Wall
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.
The Emily Dickinson Series
The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.
‘My father was up early. Everything was in place: his books in their bag; each prayer and reading marked; his shoes shined, his shirt and collar, his cassock and cope pressed.’
‘One mutual friend described it as his favourite bar. Of course the drinks are free’.
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.
A Garden of Illuminating Existence
‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’
Out of Ark
‘How long has it been since Noah and his passengers set off in their vessel?’
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.
Still Lifes from a Vanishing City
‘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.’
‘There is no doubt that the camera is an intrusion, and there are always those who are made nervous by it–and some with good reason–but, somehow, I have been tolerated over the years’. Graham Smith presents his photoessay on pub life for Granta 25: Murder.
‘The photograph we are left with and the memory of that time do not progress along the same time axes.’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’