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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.’

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.

Protest

Various Artists

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

Nic Dunlop

‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’

My Last Day at Seventeen: Portraits from Russell Heights

Doug DuBois

Doug DuBois captures life at Russell Heights, a housing estate ‘of uncertain vintage that sits on Spy Hill above Cork harbour’.

Our Day Will Come: Loyalist, Republican

Stephen Dock

Stephen Dock explores a divided Belfast and reflects on the economic hardship that affects both side.

About the Cover

Stanley Donwood

‘I took myself off to the woods, the fragments of the great forests that once spread over our continent.’

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.

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.’

Casta

Nicola Lo Calzo

An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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.’

About the Cover

Jake and Dinos Chapman

‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’

Flee

Nadia Shira Cohen

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

Letters to Omar

Edmund Clark

‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’

Inland, Iran

Afshin Dehkordi

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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.

West African Sketchbook

George Butler

George Butler’s sketches from a journey across west Africa.

Empty Porn Sets

Jo Broughton

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Four Mammals Contemplating Sex

Dave Eggers

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Book Piracy in Peru

Claudia Alva

Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.

Censored

Bruce Connew

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

Photography: The Paris Intifada

Nick Danziger

Nick Danziger’s photographs of the troubled Paris suburb of Bagneux.

Photography: Svarlbard

Gautier Deblonde

A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago Svarlbard.

LA Women

Douglas Brooker

‘I was bored. That was how it started. Anything I ever did that amounted to anything–or not–has always been the result of being sick of doing something else.’

Halle by Day

Hans Joachim Ellerbrock

‘Partly as a result of emissions from these plants, but more particularly because brown coal is burnt in private houses, Halle has the highest level of air pollution in Germany.’

My Daughter

Geoffrey Biddle

Geoffrey Biddle’s photographs of his family in Granta 39: The Body.

Alphabet City

Geoffrey Biddle

‘When I first worked here, the neighbourhood was not called Alphabet City. It was the Puerto Rican part of the Lower East Side and the Puerto Ricans called it Loisaida, low-ee-SIGH-da, a new York-Puerto Rican version of Lower East Side.’

Christmas in Bavaria

Jan Bogaerts

‘Bergtesgaden was, for some time, the home town of both Adolf Hitler and Dieter Eckhardt, the father of national socialism.’

The Suburbs of Cairo

Fouad Elkoury

Fouad Elkoury’s photographs of life in Cairo’s suburbs.

Children’s Section, Gradinari House

Isabel Ellsen

‘Gradinari House is thirty kilometres from Bucharest. One hundred and fifteen children live here.’

Means of Transport

John Berger

‘Use these photos as means of transport. Ride on them. No passes needed. Go close. Imprudently close. They leave every minute.’

Inside Intelligence

Anthony Cavendish

‘Good heavens, old boy! It isn't the Russians we worry about; it's the British public that we don't want to know about it.’