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A Guide to the City of Beirut

Fawwaz Traboulsi

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

Emergency Room

Eugene Richards

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

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.

Congo

Guy Tillim

‘Visibility is everything.’

Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

Michael Peel

Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.

Literary London

Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson explores historical London through four very different maps.

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.

The Contents of Pockets

Luc Sante

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

The F Cover

Michael Salu

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

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.’

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.’

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.

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.’

Traces II

Ian Teh

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

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.’

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.’

The East Anglians

Justin Partyka

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