Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Time out Tuesdays: Conjoined Twins

Welcome back to Time out Tuesdays, a continuing effort to share the stories that resonate with me and to keep myself constantly spelunking for the very best in photojournalism week after week, I've decided to start this new feature.

Every week, I'll post up a new photo story, video, picture or multimedia piece that I think gets it right and is worth taking a look at for study, ideas, appreciation and inspiration.

This week I take a look at Conjoined Twins, a very detailed and intensive documentary piece from John Lehmann, the Canadian publication Globe and Mail's West Coast staff photographer.

It's clear that Lehmann has spent some time with the family and while the piece clocks in at just over eight minutes, the story moves at a brisk pace and condenses a large time line and many many events to keep you engaged. Plus, it's feature-length documentary sensibilities only help.

While you're checking out the video, be sure to poke around the rest of the site. The web team has created a nice subsection for the piece with all the stories, graphics and other pieces of journalistic multimedia goodness all in one place.

That's designing with you're audience in mind and you might think that's common sense, but you'd be surprised at how many people fail to grasp the concept (but I'll save that rant for another time).

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