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‘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
When Fidel Castro died, his funeral procession was called a ‘Caravan of Freedom’, and extended 900km, from Santiago to Havana.
‘These photographs capture that fatal boredom in the face of this slow-motion catastrophe.’
Dance of Order
‘I am exploring how the Korean War lives and breathes in contemporary Korean society.’ Photographs from Korea by Noh Suntag.
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.
‘Even today, she still speaks with emotion about Dorian, the transsexual so proud of her breasts, Diane, who weighed only sixty-five pounds, and Steven, who was so frightened of dying alone that Darcy wished she could promise to be with him when the time came.’ Emmanuel Carrère on addiction and poverty in an forgotten America.
Protest is an exhibition of historical and contemporary works by sixteen artists concerned with the sociopolitical issues of their day.
Before They Began to Shrink
‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’
The Hand’s Breadth Murders: Out-takes
‘You could look all over the world without finding traditions that have lasted as long as the ones here.’
My Last Day at Seventeen: Portraits from Russell Heights
Doug DuBois captures life at Russell Heights, a housing estate ‘of uncertain vintage that sits on Spy Hill above Cork harbour’.
Birte Kaufmann examines the everyday, parallel world of Irish travellers.
Our Day Will Come: Loyalist, Republican
Stephen Dock explores a divided Belfast and reflects on the economic hardship that affects both side.
Cortis & Sonderegger make the premise that there is truth left in photography more doubtful than ever before.
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 her series Observatoires, Noémie Goudal places stairs, pyramids and domes in natural, isolated, timeless spaces.
‘The moment I see these portraits, my first thought is: Let’s make it for suitable for the twenty-first century.’
In 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.
Red Space: Promoting a Socialist Destiny
Space posters were ‘visually stunning representations of the promises of the Soviet state’.