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‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’
Halle by Day
‘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
‘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
‘How long has it been since Noah and his passengers set off in their vessel?’
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.’
‘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.’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
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.
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
‘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.’
A selection of photographs from the Arctic archipelago Svarlbard.
‘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
Granta’s artistic director Michael Salu describes how the new issue’s cover (Granta 111: Going Back) came into being.
Kwangju and After
‘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.”’
‘Charles Jones took beautiful photographs of vegetables, fruit and flowers.’
Red Space: Promoting a Socialist Destiny
Space posters were ‘visually stunning representations of the promises of the Soviet state’.