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A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
‘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.’
‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’
Mordros: The Sound of the Sea
Kurt Jackson is an environmentalist, ecologist and one of Britain’s leading artists.
Red Space: Promoting a Socialist Destiny
Space posters were ‘visually stunning representations of the promises of the Soviet state’.
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.’
‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’
The Best of Young British Novelists
Nadav Kander's stunning portraits of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.
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.’
Of Bankers and Soldiers
Alex Kayser’s photographs of Swiss bankers and soldiers for Granta 35: The Unbearable Peace.
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.’
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.
Antonin Kratochvil’s photographs of sideshow performers for Granta 39: The Body.
In the Andes
Sergio Larrain’s photographs of the Andes for Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President.
Can Cambodia recover from its past?
These photographs accompany Elena Lesley’s dispatch from Anlong Veng, Cambodia.
The Mississippi Delta
‘In the last three years I have driven along some of the smaller, less-travelled roads of the Mississippi Delta.’
Pilgrims in Ireland
‘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.’
Mothers, Daughters, Sons
Markéta Luskačová’s photographs of women and children for Granta 37: The Family.
Walking on the West Bank
‘As walking becomes less easy, it has become correspondingly more important.’
The Emily Dickinson Series
The Emily Dickinson Series is a collection of collages by Janet Malcolm that appear in Granta 126: do you remember.
Spring Break at Daytona Beach
Mary Ellen Mark’s photographs of spring break at Daytona Beach in Granta 39: The Body.
‘The images of the Romanian revolution – I had seen it on television in Berlin – were still vivid in my mind.’
A Garden of Illuminating Existence
‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’
Chicago’s South Side 1946–1948
‘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.’
Preparing for war in Iraq
‘Playing the game instantly bestows honour upon the players, with the possibility of new recruits for the American forces in Iraq.’
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.
The East Anglians
For nearly a decade, Justin Partyka has been photographing rural lives in East Anglia.
Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas
Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.
World War One Veterans
Steve Pyke’s portraits of World War One veterans for Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes.