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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.’

Dance of Order

Noh Suntag

‘I am exploring how the Korean War lives and breathes in contemporary Korean society.’ Photographs from Korea by Noh Suntag.

The Hand’s Breadth Murders: Out-takes

Gus Palmer

‘You could look all over the world without finding traditions that have lasted as long as the ones here.’

Icons

Cortis & Sonderegger

Cortis & Sonderegger make the premise that there is truth left in photography more doubtful than ever before.

Traces II

Ian Teh

Ian Teh’s photographs of post-industrial landscapes in China.

The Atlantic Wall

Ianthe Ruthven

This chain of Nazi fortifications stretching from the Norwegian Arctic to France’s western frontier with Spain is one of Europe’s least acknowledged monuments.

Julie

Darcy Padilla

Darcy Padilla's ‘Julie’ is not only a devastating portrait of a woman enduring the horrors of poverty and addiction but also a legacy of a relationship between subject and photographer that spanned decades.

Still Lifes from a Vanishing City

Elizabeth Rush

‘An insight into how we might live in a city that was built by an unsustainable system, and how those ‘less-than-fortunate’ people have made their lives out of what others have left behind.’

The F Cover

Michael Salu

‘A DIY identikit magazine cover. Make yourself the woman you want to be.’

Traces: China 1999–2010

Ian Teh

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The making of a Granta cover

Michael Salu

Granta’s artistic director Michael Salu describes how the new issue’s cover (Granta 111: Going Back) came into being.

Good Father

David J. Spear

‘My father was up early. Everything was in place: his books in their bag; each prayer and reading marked; his shoes shined, his shirt and collar, his cassock and cope pressed.’

Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

Michael Peel

Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.

The East Anglians

Justin Partyka

For nearly a decade, Justin Partyka has been photographing rural lives in East Anglia.

Congo

Guy Tillim

‘Visibility is everything.’

In the Milk Factory

Joe Sacco

'In October 2002 I travelled to the Russian Republic of Ingushetia to see how the people who had fled were faring.'

Literary London

Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson explores historical London through four very different maps.

Crime in the City

Andrew Savulich

Andrew Savulich’s photographs of crime in New York City for Granta 46: Crime.

World War One Veterans

Steve Pyke

Steve Pyke’s portraits of World War One veterans for Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes.

The Contents of Pockets

Luc Sante

‘Time in its passing casts off particles of itself in the form of images, documents, relics, junk.‘

Philadelphia

Eugene Richards

‘The ‘War Zone’ in Philadelphia is just north of the centre, about a mile and a half from City Hall and across the Street from Temple University.’

Sovinec in Moravia

Jindrich Streit

‘Before the Second World War there were sixty families – most of them Sudeten Germans – and fifty-eight houses in Sovinec, a small village in Czechoslovakia north-east of Brno. Now there are only twenty-six people living in the eight remaining habitable houses.’

Bolivia, 1990

Ferdinando Scianna

‘Photographing these people I came to realize that their lives are dominated by fear: fear of old galleries falling, of dynamite, of the spirits trapped in the mine, of tuberculosis, of the disappearance of veta (the wolfram seam), of the future.’

Those From My Village

Inka Ruka

Inka Ruka’s photographs in Granta 30: New Europe!

Wedding Day

Yuri Ribchinsky

Yuri Ribchinksy’s photographs of a wedding for Granta 30: New Europe!

Americans

Eugene Richards

From hospitals for the criminally insane to elderly sisters with brain disorders, Eugene Richard's portraits are a haunting and intimate look inside America.

Emergency Room

Eugene Richards

‘I saw cuts, burns, broken limbs, heart attacks, and then, what's inside the human body.’

Dead Faces

Rudolf Schäfer

‘These pictures show what will surely become of us all one day.’

The Pub

Graham Smith

‘The truth might be that the camera is just an extension of my drinking arm.’

Belfast

Gilles Peress

Gilles Peress’s photographs of Belfast graves.

A Guide to the City of Beirut

Fawwaz Traboulsi

‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’

In Pursuit of Guzmán

Nicholas Shakespeare

‘They called him Presidente Gonzalo, but his name was Abimael Guzmán. I had come to Lima to find Guzmán, although I knew I wouldn't succeed.’