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In Pursuit of Guzmán
‘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 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.
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.
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.
Pakistani truck art
‘Truck artists transform village rickshaws, city buses and commercial trucks into a procession of moving colour.’
‘The moment I see these portraits, my first thought is: Let’s make it for suitable for the twenty-first century.’
In her series Observatoires, Noémie Goudal places stairs, pyramids and domes in natural, isolated, timeless spaces.
The East Anglians
For nearly a decade, Justin Partyka has been photographing rural lives in East Anglia.
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 Structure of Things Here
‘In our structures we South Africans tend to declare ourselves quite nakedly, sometimes eloquently, and rarely with dissimulation.’
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.
Eye For An Eye: A Chronicle of Northern Ireland (Part One)
‘Belfast. There was a sound of glass breaking all over the city and a roar. Nine bomb blasts went off simultaneously in Belfast and five other cities: Newry on the border; Armargh; Londonderry; Portadown, the industrial city; and Lisburn, the Protestant northern enclave.’
Mordros: The Sound of the Sea
Kurt Jackson is an environmentalist, ecologist and one of Britain’s leading artists.
A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
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.’
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.’
The Best of Young British Novelists
Nadav Kander's stunning portraits of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.
The Mississippi Delta
‘In the last three years I have driven along some of the smaller, less-travelled roads of the Mississippi Delta.’
‘The viewer has to pour their own unconscious into interpreting these images, make them their own, allow themselves to be encouraged by the existence of a void.’
The violence the retablos depict, the calamities of fate, weather, accidents or of illness, move us because they distil so powerfully what we already know all too well.
‘Sierra Leone is a small country on the coast of West Africa of roughly the same size and population as Scotland: 28,000 square miles, about five million people’.
‘Chicago was the first large American city I visited after I came to the United States from my home country, Chile.’
The Contents of Pockets
‘Time in its passing casts off particles of itself in the form of images, documents, relics, junk.‘
Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas
Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.