Storytelling has been a way that people share cultural and experiences throughout history. Previously, storytelling was passed down orally, through images, and books. In this new digital age, storytelling is changing rapidly. Now, photojournalism storytelling has become a transforming way to tell and hear stories. Below, I am going to share with you some of the examples I found of photojournalism that have been successful and well written.
One example of photojournalism that was able to tell a story was “Loosing Ground.” This journalism project told the story of how in the past 80 years, 2,000 miles of coastal landscape has turned into open water. This has caused entire towns to be wiped off of maps, and the Gulf of Mexico moved near New Orleans. This was problematic because it caused a threat to a shipping and energy corridor that was vital to the nation economically. One way they do this is through the use of satellite imagery on an interactive map. It also used interactive timelines that describe what happened during each year. Lastly, the ability to switch back and forth between a map before and after is helpful for people to understand the impact that took place. Mixed together with personal stories from people who live in the area, they were able to beautifully create a story of what is happening in New Orleans.
The Baltimore Sun released a photojournalism article discussing the 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray’s Death.