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‘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
‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’
Means of Transport
‘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
‘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
‘‘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.’
‘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’s photographs of the troubled Paris suburb of Bagneux.
Children’s Section, Gradinari House
‘Gradinari House is thirty kilometres from Bucharest. One hundred and fifteen children live here.’
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.
‘Die Hel is a remote valley in the Swartburg Mountains of the south-western Cape.’
Can Cambodia recover from its past?
These photographs accompany Elena Lesley’s dispatch from Anlong Veng, Cambodia.
‘I saw cuts, burns, broken limbs, heart attacks, and then, what's inside the human body.’
The Emily Dickinson Series
The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.
‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’
Letters to Omar
‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’
Martin Rowson explores historical London through four very different maps.
‘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.’
Pictures from the War
‘Kern’s achievement is to have captured this despair, and the confusion of ordinary people forced to live and love and die in the middle of a battlefield.’
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
‘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.’
‘The photograph we are left with and the memory of that time do not progress along the same time axes.’
Christmas in Bavaria
‘Bergtesgaden was, for some time, the home town of both Adolf Hitler and Dieter Eckhardt, the father of national socialism.’
Book Piracy in Peru
Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.