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Drawings of Monsters

Jesse Ball

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

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Matthieu Gafsou & Daisy Hildyard

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

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

Zanele Muholi & Anne McNeill

‘Zanele Muholi is a photographer, often described as one of the most powerful visual activists of our time, and a long-time advocate for their black LGBTQ+ community.’

B-Road Encounter

Joff Winterhart

A graphic story by Joff Winterhart.

American Orchard

Diana Matar & Max Houghton

‘This unsettling imagery points to a dereliction of civic duty.’ Max Houghton introduces photographs by Diana Matar.

Nostalgia in Blue

Viviana Peretti & Caroline Brothers

‘To step inside Viviana Peretti’s camera obscura is to witness the very process by which memory is made.’

Hungerwinter and Liberation

Jan Vegter

Jan Vegter’s remarkable visual and written record of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, translated from the Dutch by Theo de Feyter.

En Route to The Promised Land

Ken Light

Ken Light revisits the photos he took of immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the US in the 1980s.

The Hazara

Monika Bulaj & Janine di Giovanni

‘The people I met once I reached Bamiyan were not victims.’ Janine di Giovanni introduces Monika Bulaj’s photographs.

The Male Hearth

Ayşegül Savaş & Bekir Ormancı

‘In these miniature worlds lined with goods, filled with the tools and residues of labor, we experience the enclosure of hearths; of a unique domesticity within exclusively male spheres.’

Consolation Puppies

Amy Butcher & Martha Park

A graphic essay on dogs, adoption and Donald Trump.

Full Moon on a Dark Night

Soumya Sankar Bose

A new photo-essay by Soumya Sankar Bose that recreates the dreams of his LGBT friends in India.

Slum Wolf

Tadao Tsuge

‘It was a red-light district and a plywood market and a town of hoodlums in one. I’ll add one more thing: The whole place stunk of sewage.’

Cross-Dressers

Sébastien Lifshitz & Andrew McMillan

‘These images appear to give a glimpse of a ghost-self, a photographic negative of the heart.’ Andrew McMillan introduces photography curated by Sébastien Lifshitz.

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Tommi Parrish

New work from graphic artist Tommi Parrish.

Chameleon

Tomoko Sawada & Sayaka Murata

‘If Sawada can transform herself without limit, maybe I can too.’ Sayaka Murata introduces Tomoko Sawada’s photographs, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

Diary

Gunnar Smoliansky

These prints from Gunnar Smoliansky's Diary consolidated his position as a major photographer.

Palmyra

Charles Glass & Don McCullin

‘ISIS’s second conquest of Palmyra astonished everyone, and fed the belief in a Syrian government conspiracy to assist ISIS.’

New Town Blues

Jason Cowley & Gus Palmer

‘They had believed they were coming to a new town. But, they said, Harlow wasn’t new: it looked old.’

Renderings

Edward Burtynsky & Anthony Doerr

‘Often when I stare into the alien circuitry of a Burtynsky picture, it takes me a while to figure out what has actually been photographed.’ Anthony Doerr introduces Edward Burtynsky’s photographs.

About the Cover

Slinkachu & Daniela Silva

Slinkachu talked to our senior designer Daniela Silva about how he created the cover for Animalia.

Broken Animals

Britta Jaschinski

‘These bored, frustrated and hungry animals appear as reluctant figures in some unsolvable puzzle, or as victims of a grand experiment whose original purpose is lost in time.’

A Moveable Beast

Helge Skodvin & Ned Beauman

‘Taxidermy offers animals both a second life and a second harassment by the Anthropocene.’ Ned Beauman introduces the photography of Helge Skodvin.

Animal Studies

Elliot Ross & Alexander MacLeod

‘The title of this series of photographs is Animal Studies, but I am not sure about that second word. A noun or a verb? A thing or an action? Are these studies of animals or are these animals studying?’ Alexander MacLeod introduces the photography of Elliot Ross.

Above the Tree Line

Teva Harrison

Teva Harrison visits and illustrates the Northwest Passage through the Canadian arctic for Granta 141: Canada

Le Cirque

Rawi Hage

‘Circuses have the capacity to transform those rejected by society – the acrobats, rope-walkers, puppeteers and expelled demons – into wonders and celebrities.’

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun

Paul Seesequasis

‘I began to look through archives, libraries, museums and private collections in search of images of Indigenous life that reflected integrity, strength, resourcefulness, hard work, family and play.’

The Canada Pictures

Douglas Coupland

‘In the year leading up to this I started collecting objects that, in some way, evoked a sense of Canadianness in me.’

Entwined

Judith Scott & Joyce Wallace Scott

‘Through her art, Judy found a way to create beauty from what others discarded and, most importantly, she found her voice.’

One Picture, A Thousand Words

Charles Glass & Don McCullin

‘I think they are not on the right path. It’s wrong. What they are doing is wrong.’

Salvage

Reynaldo Rivera & Chris Kraus

‘Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Reynaldo photographed his world, a world that no longer exists in LA.’ Photographs by Reynaldo Rivera, introduced by Chris Kraus.

Imagined Memories

Francesca Todde & Nuar Alsadir

‘The creation of a screen memory is an encoding process: the screen retains all that is important from the past, but in encrypted form.’ Nuar Alsadir introduces the photographs of Francesca Todde.

Past Perfect

Jason Larkin

‘Museums are not solely concerned with objects and our collective past, but also with ideas; notions of what the world is, or should be.’

Caravan of Freedom

Nicola Lo Calzo

When Fidel Castro died, his funeral procession was called a ‘Caravan of Freedom’, and extended 900km, from Santiago to Havana.

700 Miles

Seba Kurtis & Barry W. Hughes

A photoessay documenting life along the 700-mile concrete and steel border between Mexico and the United States.