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Forest as Metaphor

John Vink

‘Trees, mostly the older and weaker ones, were toppled by the wind, dragging neighbouring trees down, just like someone contaminated by the virus would contaminate another.’

Laxmi

Anita Khemka & Rana Dasgupta

‘Laxmi’s religious aura is exceptional among hijras, who do not usually reach deity status.’

Rana Dasgupta introduces the photography of Anita Khemka.

Secondhand

Mónica de la Torre

‘Eerily animated, it’s as if the gloves persist in their attempt to express something that can’t be reduced to words, something untranslatable.’

Crimes of Space

Eyal Weizman & Rana Dasgupta

‘Architecture can be employed as a form of violence and violation.’

Border Documents

Arturo Soto

‘The twin cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez lie either side of the US–Mexico border.’

Clarity

Ruchir Joshi

‘I was close to my own father, which many people are not.’

Ruchir Joshi remembers his son.

The Shrouds on the Glacier du Rhône

Simon Norfolk & Klaus Thymann & Francis Hodgson

Photographs of the Rhône Glacier by Simon Norfolk and Klaus Thymann, with an introduction by Francis Hodgson.

An Instrument of Pure Motion

Tommi Parrish

‘They say they are too busy but actually they are too busy for you.’ A story by graphic novelist Tommi Parrish.

Why We Walk

Ian Willms & Adam Foulds

‘There are glimmers of the reality beyond, the promise of redemption even in the darkest places.’

Adam Foulds introduces the photography of Ian Willms.

Japanese Wives

Noriko Hayashi

‘Every time I remember that moment, I can’t help but cry. I was only twenty-one years old.’

A photoessay by Noriko Hayashi.

Refuge

Bruno Fert & Nam Le

‘This series showcases a more intimate kind of human absence.’ Nam Le introduces the photographs of Bruno Fert.

Binidittu

Nicola Lo Calzo & Daisy Lafarge

‘It’s perhaps a truism that acts of devotion both make and unmake the devotional object.’ Daisy Lafarge introduces the photographs of Nicola Lo Calzo.

Drawings of Monsters

Jesse Ball

‘When I was 4 or 5 I sent the Queen of England drawings of monsters.’

H+

Matthieu Gafsou & Daisy Hildyard

‘It’s a shadow-world: strangely familiar, all the same.’ Daisy Hildyard introduces Mattieu Gafsou’s photoessay on transhumanism.