The Week in Multimedia – September 26, 2016

The Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Geographic round out our top picks for this week.

The Washington Post – A celebration of the natural hairstyles of black kids


By: May-Ying Lam

This photography based piece incorporates bold colors and unique angles to tell a story about the natural hairstyles of these children. The bright colors draw you in, but the children’s confidence keeps you intrigued. The piece really is a celebration of the kids’ natural hairstyles and does so in a compelling way.

The New York Times Magazine – Voyages: Visual Journeys By Six Photographers

By: Gideon Lewis-Kraus

By: Gideon Lewis-Kraus

The photos in this piece are absolutely incredible, but the combination of a multimedia based timeline, and the many stories compiled into one makes it whole. The beginning of each country’s story is accompanied by a small, simple image on the side that puts the country into context. The summaries of the explorations themselves are short, but the pictures say it all.

National Geographic – Black America’s Story, Told Like Never Before

By: Michele Norris, Photographs by: Radcliffe Roye

By: Michele Norris, Photographs by: Radcliffe Roye

Much of this piece is photography, but the additional use of simple sound bytes and video tie the piece together. Originally, the piece was not particularly captivating, but as you continue you find the sound clips, and the archived video footage, all perfectly laid out to tell the full story.

The Washington Post – Protests in Charlotte

Video by: Cole McCauley and Claire Hannah Collins

Video by: Cole McCauley and Claire Hannah Collins

This video documents the ongoing protests in Charlotte. The videography is powerful, it’s filled with flashing lights, images of the crowds, and sound that puts you in the place of the protests. Even more impressive, the video was made by two college students from the University of North Carolina and was picked up by the Washington Post for their incredible work.

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