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Curse of The Black Gold

Ed Kashi and Brian Storm continue to push the cutting edge of multimedia photography with Curse of The Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta. An artful blend of still photography and audio interviews interspersed with text, Curse of the Black Gold, entertains and educates by immersing you in the sights and sounds of the Niger delta. 

The audio and text supports the photographs, but doesn’t detract from the power of a still photograph. The ability to linger on a photo and absorb the details in the scene still draws me to photos instead of video for telling stories. I don’t think this piece would be as powerful with video as it is with still photos. What do you think? Is this the future of photojournalism?

 

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