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Zone of Absolute Discomfort
‘The icy hinterland is wretched to live in, but just hospitable enough to allow for the extraction of billions of tons of resources trapped beneath the ground.’
A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
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's stunning portraits of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.
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.
Olympic Drift: making way for the Games
‘Walking around the perimeter of the Olympic site has become an act of remembrance.’
‘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.’
‘There is of course an absurdity to these censored images since their overt, bold and graphic nature only draws attention to the very sites that are meant to be hidden.’
A Garden of Illuminating Existence
‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
Letters to Omar
‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’
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.’
Walking on the West Bank
‘As walking becomes less easy, it has become correspondingly more important.’
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.
Pakistani truck art
‘Truck artists transform village rickshaws, city buses and commercial trucks into a procession of moving colour.’
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.’