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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.’

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.’

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.

Home

John Burnside & et al

Home is makeshift. Everything we build, everything we name, everything we hold dear and would not have taken from us is temporary and in constant need of re-imagining.

In Pursuit of Guzmán

Nicholas Shakespeare

‘They called him Presidente Gonzalo, but his name was Abimael Guzmán. I had come to Lima to find Guzmán, although I knew I wouldn't succeed.’

In Romania

William McPherson

‘The images of the Romanian revolution – I had seen it on television in Berlin – were still vivid in my mind.’

In the Andes

Sergio Larrain

Sergio Larrain’s photographs of the Andes for Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President.

In the Milk Factory

Joe Sacco

'In October 2002 I travelled to the Russian Republic of Ingushetia to see how the people who had fled were faring.'

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.’

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.

Kwangju and After

James Fenton

‘Some people said they were not ‘with’ the students. They were not in favour of the use of arms. But they were of one voice in saying that the students were their sons, and that if the army came in the students would be put to death. That was why they kept saying: “Tell the truth about us.”’

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.’

Letters to Omar

Edmund Clark

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

Literary London

Martin Rowson

Martin Rowson explores historical London through four very different maps.

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.’

Mordros: The Sound of the Sea

Kurt Jackson

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

Moscow Women

Carola Hansson & Karin Lindén

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

Mothers, Daughters, Sons

Markéta Luskačová

Markéta Luskačová’s photographs of women and children for Granta 37: The Family.

My Daughter

Geoffrey Biddle

Geoffrey Biddle’s photographs of his family in Granta 39: The Body.

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.

Of Bankers and Soldiers

Alex Kayser

Alex Kayser’s photographs of Swiss bankers and soldiers for Granta 35: The Unbearable Peace.

Olympic Drift: making way for the Games

Laura Oldfield Ford

‘Walking around the perimeter of the Olympic site has become an act of remembrance.’

Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas

Michael Peel

Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.

Ordinary Light

Brad Feuerhelm & A.L. Kennedy

‘Why do I look? Why have I always looked? Because I have.’

Out of It

Donovan Wylie

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

Pakistani truck art

Islam Gull

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

Philadelphia

Eugene Richards

‘The ‘War Zone’ in Philadelphia is just north of the centre, about a mile and a half from City Hall and across the Street from Temple University.’

Photographs from the North-West Frontier

Ed Grazda

Ed Grazda has been visiting the North-west Frontier Province since 1980, shortly after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Photography: Svarlbard

Gautier Deblonde

A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago Svarlbard.

Photography: The Paris Intifada

Nick Danziger

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

Pictures from the War

Thomas Kern

‘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.’

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.’

Poland

Jill Hartley

Jill Hartley’s photographs of life in Poland for Granta 29: New World.

Preparing for war in Iraq

Seamus Murphy

‘Playing the game instantly bestows honour upon the players, with the possibility of new recruits for the American forces in Iraq.’