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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.’

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.’

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.’

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.

Die Hel

David Goldblatt

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

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.’

The Emily Dickinson Series

Janet Malcolm

The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.

Mitakuye Oyasin

Aaron Huey

‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’

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.

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.

Un-Possible Retour

Téa Obreht & Clarisse d'Arcimoles

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

Hazleton Public Schools, Pennsylvania

Judith Joy Ross & Liz Jobey

‘Growing up is learning how to take a stance, before the camera and before the world.’

Netherley

Paul Farley

For Granta 102, Paul Farley and Niall Griffiths returned to Netherley, on Liverpool’s north-eastern rim and the fringes of rural Lancashire, and to what remains of the housing estate where they grew up.

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.

Pakistani truck art

Islam Gull

‘Truck artists transform village rickshaws, city buses and commercial trucks into a procession of moving colour.’

Brad Feuerhelm | Podcast

Brad Feuerhelm & Ted Hodgkinson

Brad Feuerhelm spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about the stories that lie behind his images from the issue and how his work is informed by his love of horror movies.

Out of It

Donovan Wylie

‘Every one of them had similar stories of pain and loss’

The East Anglians

Justin Partyka

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

A Sparrow Fallen

Dave Heath

‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’

The Structure of Things Here

David Goldblatt

‘In our structures we South Africans tend to declare ourselves quite nakedly, sometimes eloquently, and rarely with dissimulation.’

High Noon

Green Cardamom

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.

Miracles

Francisco Goldman

The violence the retablos depict, the calamities of fate, weather, accidents or of illness, move us because they distil so powerfully what we already know all too well.

Eye For An Eye: A Chronicle of Northern Ireland (Part One)

Nan Richardson & Gilles Peress

‘Belfast. There was a sound of glass breaking all over the city and a roar. Nine bomb blasts went off simultaneously in Belfast and five other cities: Newry on the border; Armargh; Londonderry; Portadown, the industrial city; and Lisburn, the Protestant northern enclave.’

Tour Guide

Archive of Modern Conflict & Phil Klay

‘We record the reality we’re supposed to have, and then go back later and tell ourselves that it was the reality we experienced.’

Mordros: The Sound of the Sea

Kurt Jackson

Kurt Jackson is an environmentalist, ecologist and one of Britain’s leading artists.

Data Recovery

Diego Collado

‘The viewer has to pour their own unconscious into interpreting these images, make them their own, allow themselves to be encouraged by the existence of a void.’

Pilgrims in Ireland

Markéta Luskačová

‘The bareness of this land was beyond anything I had imagined, but in the faces of these men, in their postures, their prayers, there was something that felt very familiar to me.’

Contacts

Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin

Photographs from the Belfast Exposed Archive, documenting the Troubles from the early 1970s.

Congo

Guy Tillim

‘Visibility is everything.’