Some stories are best told with more than written words. To give a depth of sight and sound to some long-form essays, Griffith Review has begun publishing visually rich, online multimedia essays.
The results are highly immersive reads, easy to navigate and easy on the eye.
Merrill Findlay expands the scope of Australia’s refugee problem to beyond Nauru and Manus Island, to the 14,000 people ‘warehoused’ in Indonesian refugee camps – at Australian expense – while they await resettlement.
Lesley Synge describes what it took for local social and environmental activists to take on corporate developers in Maleny, Queensland, and win.
Meredith McKinney recounts the textured confusion of Japan post-2011 tsunami and Fukushima disaster
Chris Johnston remembers a haunting at Goodwood Park Hotel, and explores how our memories of places and events can imbue them with mystery and wonder.
Ashley Kalagian Blunt searches for an understanding of how the Armenian Genocide intersects with her life, and the lives of the almost eight million diaspora.
Nadia Wheatley travels to Germany to visit the site of the infamous Belsen concentration camp, to understand the role her English father had there as a chief medical officer immediately after the Second World War.
Pat Hoffie road trips to Bimblebox in central Queensland, and documents how the mining industry has realigned land and people throughout a country of ancient myth, modern legend and contemporary settlement.
Julianne Schultz discusses the importance of culture and its uses, and how it influences our notion of contemporary Australian identity.
Aaron Corn explores the centrality of song in the law and education of the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land, and how Indigenous culture can transcend place.