A thousand words can improve an image
November 17, 2010 7:16 AM Subscribe
posted by michswiss (4 comments total)
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(Flash based) is a book published in 2008 combining imagery and essays to tell stories highlighting contemporary issues benefiting from both images and text. The book was edited and curated by David Elliot Cohen
(Wikipedia) including 17 essays
(TOC, pdf) covering such issues as the Price of Oil Addiction
(pdf) and Shop till You Drop
(pdf). The complete book is available for free as a series of PDF documents.
The Aurora Forum
hosted a discussion
(iTunesU, #4 on the list) of many of the contributors to talk about their involvement and experiences in contributing to the book. The book combines the imagery from many of the best documentary and editorial photographers
(Stephanie Sinclair, "Lost Girls", Heavy Flash on main page) today with essays by leading academics
("Fallout", David Marples) creating a powerful dynamic where words and images combine in a longer form of documentary story telling.