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Olympic Drift: making way for the Games
‘Walking around the perimeter of the Olympic site has become an act of remembrance.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
Letters to Omar
‘His mail became part of the control process his interrogators exercised.’
Still Lifes from a Vanishing City
‘An insight into how we might live in a city that was built by an unsustainable system, and how those ‘less-than-fortunate’ people have made their lives out of what others have left behind.’
Walking on the West Bank
‘As walking becomes less easy, it has become correspondingly more important.’
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.
Pakistani truck art
‘Truck artists transform village rickshaws, city buses and commercial trucks into a procession of moving colour.’
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.
‘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.’
Book Piracy in Peru
Claudia Alva’s photographs of an investigation of book piracy in Peru.
‘Chicago was the first large American city I visited after I came to the United States from my home country, Chile.’
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.’
‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’
Onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas
Photographs from onboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Dallas.