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A Garden of Illuminating Existence
‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’
A Guide to the City of Beirut
‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’
‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’
A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
About the Cover
‘I took myself off to the woods, the fragments of the great forests that once spread over our continent.’
An (almost) perfect day
‘I think of the self-portrait as a mirror of all the violence that befalls us.’
In 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.
Before They Began to Shrink
‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’
Blue Sky Days
‘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.
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’
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.
‘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 moment I see these portraits, my first thought is: Let’s make it for suitable for the twenty-first century.’
‘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.’
‘I saw cuts, burns, broken limbs, heart attacks, and then, what's inside the human body.’
Eye For An Eye: A Chronicle of Northern Ireland (Part One)
'Belfast. There was a sound of glass breaking all over the city and a roar. Nine bomb blasts went off simultaneously in Belfast and five other cities: Newry on the border; Armargh; Londonderry; Portadown, the industrial city; and Lisburn, the Protestant northern enclave.'
‘The photograph we are left with and the memory of that time do not progress along the same time axes.’
‘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.’
‘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.
Halle by Day
‘Halle is the fourth largest city in the former East Germany, with a population of 340,000.‘
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.