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A Garden of Illuminating Existence

Kanitta Meechubot

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

A Guide to the City of Beirut

Fawwaz Traboulsi

‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’

A Mystery

Charles Jones

‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’

A Sparrow Fallen

Dave Heath

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

About the Cover

Jake and Dinos Chapman

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

About the Cover

Stanley Donwood

‘I took myself off to the woods, the fragments of the great forests that once spread over our continent.’

An (almost) perfect day

Anne De Gelas

‘I think of the self-portrait as a mirror of all the violence that befalls us.’

Annawadi

Katherine Boo

In 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.

Another Way of Seeing

Gauri Gill & Rajesh Vangad

A fresh look at an Indian village.

Before They Began to Shrink

Nic Dunlop

‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve & Eliza Griswold

‘For those caught beneath its thrum, there’s no comfort that the drone, and whoever is at its helm in America, is only targeting the bad guys.’ Eliza Griswold introduces Tomas van Houtryve's unsettling photo-essay taken by drones coming close to civilian life in the manner of the drones currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Casta

Nicola Lo Calzo

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