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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.

Censored

Bruce Connew

‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’

Congo

Guy Tillim

‘Visibility is everything.’

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.

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.’

Dead Faces

Rudolf Schäfer

‘These pictures show what will surely become of us all one day’

Download Errors

Nandan Ghiya

‘The moment I see these portraits, my first thought is: Let’s make it for suitable for the twenty-first century.’

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.’

Emergency Room

Eugene Richards

‘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)

Nan Richardson & Gilles Peress

'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.'

Flee

Nadia Shira Cohen

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

Frissure

Kathleen Jamie & Brigid Collins

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

From Site

Daisuke Yokota

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

Gaza, Mode D’Emploi

Eduardo Soteras Jalil

Eduardo Soteras Jalil photographs Gaza’s residents.

Good Father

David J. Spear

‘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.’

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.

Halle by Day

Hans Joachim Ellerbrock

‘Halle is the fourth largest city in the former East Germany, with a population of 340,000.‘

Hazleton Public Schools, Pennsylvania

Judith Joy Ross & Liz Jobey

‘Growing up is learning how to take a stance, before the camera and before the world.’

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.

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Cortis & Sonderegger

Cortis & Sonderegger make the premise that there is truth left in photography more doubtful than ever before.