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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.’

Higher Ground

Carl De Keyzer

‘These photographs capture that fatal boredom in the face of this slow-motion catastrophe.’

The Travellers

Birte Kaufmann

Birte Kaufmann examines the everyday, parallel world of Irish travellers.

The Emily Dickinson Series

Janet Malcolm

The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.

Seestück

Steffi Klenz

Artist Steffi Klenz recaptures portraits based on photographs of travellers, explorers and seamen who were lost in open waters, and whose bodies were never recovered.

The Best of Young British Novelists

Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander's stunning portraits of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.

The Island

Stacy Kranitz

‘Family bloodlines run deep and often intertwine.’

A Garden of Illuminating Existence

Kanitta Meechubot

‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’

Un-Possible Retour

Téa Obreht & Clarisse d'Arcimoles

‘It confirms my belief that the universal exists in particularity.’

Walking on the West Bank

Robert Macfarlane

‘As walking becomes less easy, it has become correspondingly more important.’

Chicago’s South Side 1946–1948

Wayne Miller

‘Miller’s images collected in Chicago’s South Side reflect the enormous variety of human experiences and emotions that occurred at a unique time and place in the American landscape.’

Can Cambodia recover from its past?

Elena Lesley

These photographs accompany Elena Lesley’s dispatch from Anlong Veng, Cambodia.

Preparing for war in Iraq

Seamus Murphy

‘Playing the game instantly bestows honour upon the players, with the possibility of new recruits for the American forces in Iraq.’

Pictures from the War

Thomas Kern

‘Kern’s achievement is to have captured this despair, and the confusion of ordinary people forced to live and love and die in the middle of a battlefield.’

Berlin by Night

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi’s photographs of nightlife in Berlin for Granta 42: Krauts!

The Mississippi Delta

Ken Light

‘In the last three years I have driven along some of the smaller, less-travelled roads of the Mississippi Delta.’

Spring Break at Daytona Beach

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark’s photographs of spring break at Daytona Beach in Granta 39: The Body.

Sideshow

Antonin Kratochvil

Antonin Kratochvil’s photographs of sideshow performers for Granta 39: The Body.

Mothers, Daughters, Sons

Markéta Luskačová

Markéta Luskačová’s photographs of women and children for Granta 37: The Family.

In the Andes

Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain’s photographs of the Andes for Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President.

Of Bankers and Soldiers

Alex Kayser

Alex Kayser’s photographs of Swiss bankers and soldiers for Granta 35: The Unbearable Peace.

In Romania

William McPherson

‘The images of the Romanian revolution – I had seen it on television in Berlin – were still vivid in my mind.’

Pilgrims in Ireland

Markéta Luskačová

‘The bareness of this land was beyond anything I had imagined, but in the faces of these men, in their postures, their prayers, there was something that felt very familiar to me.’

An Escape from Kampala

Wycliffe Kato

‘‘Be brave,’ she said, ‘pull yourself together. What you are about to see is worse than you ever imagined.’ She asked if I knew what Winston Churchill had called Uganda. He had called it the pearl of Africa.’