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A Garden of Illuminating Existence
‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’
A Guide to the City of Beirut
‘In Beirut, a well reveals layer upon layer, generation after generation, of ruins.’
‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’
A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
About the Cover
‘I took myself off to the woods, the fragments of the great forests that once spread over our continent.’
Above the Tree Line
Teva Harrison visits and illustrates the Northwest Passage through the Canadian arctic for Granta 141: Canada
‘When I first worked here, the neighbourhood was not called Alphabet City. It was the Puerto Rican part of the Lower East Side and the Puerto Ricans called it Loisaida, low-ee-SIGH-da, a new York-Puerto Rican version of Lower East Side.’
From hospitals for the criminally insane to elderly sisters with brain disorders, Eugene Richard's portraits are a haunting and intimate look inside America.
An (almost) perfect day
‘I think of the self-portrait as a mirror of all the violence that befalls us.’
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.’
‘The title of this series of photographs is Animal Studies, but I am not sure about that second word. A noun or a verb? A thing or an action? Are these studies of animals or are these animals studying?’ Alexander MacLeod introduces the photography of Elliot Ross.
In 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.
Before They Began to Shrink
‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’
Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun
‘I began to look through archives, libraries, museums and private collections in search of images of Indigenous life that reflected integrity, strength, resourcefulness, hard work, family and play.’
Blue Sky Days
‘For those caught beneath its thrum, there’s no comfort that the drone, and whoever is at its helm in America, is only targeting the bad guys.’ Eliza Griswold introduces Tomas van Houtryve's unsettling photo-essay taken by drones coming close to civilian life in the manner of the drones currently deployed in Afghanistan.
‘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.’
Book Piracy in Peru
Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.
‘These bored, frustrated and hungry animals appear as reluctant figures in some unsolvable puzzle, or as victims of a grand experiment whose original purpose is lost in time.’
Bucharest, 26 December 1989
Léonard Freed's photographs of Bucharest on 26 December 1989, in Granta 31: The General.
Can Cambodia recover from its past?
These photographs accompany Elena Lesley’s dispatch from Anlong Veng, Cambodia.
Caravan of Freedom
When Fidel Castro died, his funeral procession was called a ‘Caravan of Freedom’, and extended 900km, from Santiago to Havana.
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.