World Press Photo Multimedia Research
The World Press Photo multimedia research project, supported by the FotografenFederatie (Dutch Photographers Association), is complete. But hopefully the debate is just beginning.
I was research director for the project, which ran from July 2012 to April 2013 and was conducted under the auspices of the World Press Photo Academy. The project reviewed the global emergence and development of multimedia in visual storytelling, especially photojournalism. The final report – Visual Storytelling in the Age of Post-Industrial Journalism – was presented at a lecture in Amsterdam on 25 April 2013.
The report was previewed in my interview for the Canon Professional Network (April 2013). World Press Photo has a web page for the project. There are five 10-minute video conversations with some of todays leading multimedia producers, who offer their own personal insights into the practice. And I did an interview for DW Akademie on the findings: Visual storytelling and moving beyond ‘multimedia’: Part 1 and Visual storytelling and moving beyond ‘multimedia’: Part 2.
Here you can get the full report, a podcast of the lecture presentation, the slides used in the presentation, as well as links to follow-up posts:
Visual Storytelling in the Age of Post-Industrial Journalism (PDF, 66 pages)
Photo © Michael Kooren/ Koorenphoto.nl
This podcast runs for 60 minutes, and the lecture follows a 3 minute introduction by Maarten Koets, Deputy Managing Director of World Press Photo.
Here are the slides (PDF, 16 pages) used in the presentation.
Follow up posts
The aim of these posts is to highlight aspects of the report, and keep the conversation going:
My thoughts on a lot of these topics were aired in an interview I did for a BBC World Service documentary on Media Futures, especially part IV on the Internet, which you can listen to here: