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Bruce Connew

‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’

Paradise Lost

Yuri Kozyrev & Nathan Thornburgh

‘‘Abkhaz democracy reminds me a lot of America,’ an Abkhaz journalist tells me over coffee. ‘It’s a democracy of heavily armed people.’’

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.’

Chicago’s South Side 1946–1948

Wayne Miller

‘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.’

Out of Ark

Yumiko Utsu

‘How long has it been since Noah and his passengers set off in their vessel?’

The Pub

Graham Smith

‘The truth might be that the camera is just an extension of my drinking arm.’

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.

Good Father

David J. Spear

‘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.’

Primal Mountain

Yuji Hamada

‘In March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred.’

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.’

Cambodia’s Quest for Peace

Elena Lesley & Joel Rozen

Photographs accompanying Elena Lesley’s dispatch from Cambodia.

Dutch Landscapes

Mishka Henner

‘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.’

The Nuba

Jack Picone & John Ryle

‘They show people denied access to markets that they enjoyed before the war, people impoverished by the fight to preserve their culture and to assert control of their territory.’

A Garden of Illuminating Existence

Kanitta Meechubot

‘Witnessing her death, I understand the meaning of love.’

From Site

Daisuke Yokota

‘The photograph we are left with and the memory of that time do not progress along the same time axes.’

About the Cover

Jake and Dinos Chapman

‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’

Christmas in Bavaria

Jan Bogaerts

‘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

Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.

Casta

Nicola Lo Calzo

An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Halcyon Song

Justin Coombes

‘From this, I developed the idea of the kingfisher’s search for a nest taking place over the course of a day, and this day being a microcosm of her world and a greater search for home and for meaning.’

Flee

Nadia Shira Cohen

‘I wait for the moment they sense what I am trying to do.’

Photography: Svarlbard

Gautier Deblonde

A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago Svarlbard.

Rainbow

Taisuke Koyama & Ivan Vartanian

‘I now see Melting Rainbows as a self-referential project to parse the universe which we inhabit.’

In Romania

William McPherson

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

The making of a Granta cover

Michael Salu

Granta’s artistic director Michael Salu describes how the new issue’s cover (Granta 111: Going Back) came into being.

Ordinary Light

Brad Feuerhelm & A.L. Kennedy

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

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.”’

The Last Hunters

David Morris & Candy Whittome

Images from a series of photographs that focuses on the lives of the crab fishermen of Cromer, Norfolk.

A Mystery

Charles Jones

‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’

Red Space: Promoting a Socialist Destiny

Justin Jampol

Space posters were ‘visually stunning representations of the promises of the Soviet state’.

The Island

Stacy Kranitz

‘Family bloodlines run deep and often intertwine.’

Olympic Drift: making way for the Games

Laura Oldfield Ford

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