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LA Women

Douglas Brooker

‘I was bored. That was how it started. Anything I ever did that amounted to anything–or not–has always been the result of being sick of doing something else.’

A Guide to the City of Beirut

Fawwaz Traboulsi

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

Means of Transport

John Berger

‘Use these photos as means of transport. Ride on them. No passes needed. Go close. Imprudently close. They leave every minute.’

Walled City of Hong Kong

Patrick Zachmann

‘I first went to Kowloon’s Walled City in 1987 with a Chinese friend. I returned there alone in the summer of last year.’

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.’

Can Cambodia recover from its past?

Elena Lesley

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

Emergency Room

Eugene Richards

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

Moscow Women

Carola Hansson & Karin Lindén

’Yes - it’s terrifying when a woman speaks. The truth comes out, and a very real pain emerges.’

Inside Intelligence

Anthony Cavendish

‘Good heavens, old boy! It isn't the Russians we worry about; it's the British public that we don't want to know about it.’

Photography: The Paris Intifada

Nick Danziger

Nick Danziger’s photographs of the troubled Paris suburb of Bagneux.

Un-Possible Retour

Téa Obreht & Clarisse d'Arcimoles

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

Children’s Section, Gradinari House

Isabel Ellsen

‘Gradinari House is thirty kilometres from Bucharest. One hundred and fifteen children live here.’

West African Sketchbook

George Butler

George Butler’s sketches from a journey across west Africa.

Die Hel

David Goldblatt

‘Die Hel is a remote valley in the Swartburg Mountains of the south-western Cape.’

Congo

Guy Tillim

‘Visibility is everything.’

So Far

Nadine Gordimer & David Goldblatt

‘His photographs are a beginning, not a fixed moment.’

Zone of Absolute Discomfort

Justin Jin

‘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.’

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.’

Flee

Nadia Shira Cohen

‘I wait for the moment they sense what I am trying to do.’

The F Cover

Michael Salu

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

Sierra Leone

Teun Voeten

‘Sierra Leone is a small country on the coast of West Africa of roughly the same size and population as Scotland: 28,000 square miles, about five million people’.

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 Contents of Pockets

Luc Sante

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

Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

Michael Peel

Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.

Dead Faces

Rudolf Schäfer

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

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 Lost Boys

Anna Pyasetskaya & Heidi Bradner

‘If a star began to fall it meant that a plane was preparing to bomb.’

Censored

Bruce Connew

‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’

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.

Halle by Day

Hans Joachim Ellerbrock

‘Partly as a result of emissions from these plants, but more particularly because brown coal is burnt in private houses, Halle has the highest level of air pollution in Germany.’

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.’

The Pub

Graham Smith

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

Letters to Omar

Edmund Clark

‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’