Blue Sky Days | Tomas van Houtryve | Granta Magazine

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve & Eliza Griswold

‘For those caught beneath its thrum, there’s no comfort that the drone, and whoever is at its helm in America, is only targeting the bad guys.’ Eliza Griswold introduces Tomas van Houtryve's unsettling photo-essay taken by drones coming close to civilian life in the manner of the drones currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Tomas van Houtryve

Tomas van Houtryve is an artist, photographer and author. In 2006 he was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers. He was awarded an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 2008, and in 2010 he was named the POYi Photographer of the Year. His work has been exhibited solo and in collections around the world.

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Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold’s works include the poetry collection Wideawake Field and the non-fiction book The Tenth Parallel. Her poetry and reportage has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine and Harper’s. She is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. ‘Friday Afternoon with Boko Haram’ is taken from a forthcoming poetry collection.

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