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‘It was a red-light district and a plywood market and a town of hoodlums in one. I’ll add one more thing: The whole place stunk of sewage.’
These prints from Gunnar Smoliansky's Diary consolidated his position as a major photographer.
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
‘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
‘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
‘You could look all over the world without finding traditions that have lasted as long as the ones here.’
Cortis & Sonderegger make the premise that there is truth left in photography more doubtful than ever before.
The Atlantic Wall
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.
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
‘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 making of a Granta cover
Granta’s artistic director Michael Salu describes how the new issue’s cover (Granta 111: Going Back) came into being.
‘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
Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.
The East Anglians
For nearly a decade, Justin Partyka has been photographing rural lives in East Anglia.
In the Milk Factory
'In October 2002 I travelled to the Russian Republic of Ingushetia to see how the people who had fled were faring.'
Martin Rowson explores historical London through four very different maps.
Crime in the City
Andrew Savulich’s photographs of crime in New York City for Granta 46: Crime.
World War One Veterans
Steve Pyke’s portraits of World War One veterans for Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes.
The Contents of Pockets
‘Time in its passing casts off particles of itself in the form of images, documents, relics, junk.‘
‘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
‘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.’
‘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.’
From hospitals for the criminally insane to elderly sisters with brain disorders, Eugene Richard's portraits are a haunting and intimate look inside America.
‘I saw cuts, burns, broken limbs, heart attacks, and then, what's inside the human body.’
A Guide to the City of Beirut
‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’