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‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
‘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.’
Book Piracy in Peru
Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.
‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’
Children’s Section, Gradinari House
‘Gradinari House is thirty kilometres from Bucharest. One hundred and fifteen children live here.’
Christmas in Bavaria
‘Bergtesgaden was, for some time, the home town of both Adolf Hitler and Dieter Eckhardt, the father of national socialism.’
‘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
‘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.’
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.
‘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.’
‘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.’
Letters to Omar
‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’
Means of Transport
‘Use these photos as means of transport. Ride on them. No passes needed. Go close. Imprudently close. They leave every minute.’
A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago Svarlbard.
Photography: The Paris Intifada
Nick Danziger’s photographs of the troubled Paris suburb of Bagneux.