I’m about to be cliche and refer to an old adage, but when you think about it, there is a reason the sayings are universal and prevailing. A picture is worth a thousand words is what rings true as I was watching this week’s digital story. One can quite literally use a thousand words to describe what one picture represents. A theme, a voice, a feeling can be expressed in a single photograph in a way that words cannot singularly sustain. The importance of photography in a multimedia presentation cannot be underestimated. For the sake of time and impact, photography can be used to support an entire narrative.
The author of Active Stills: Photography for Social Change in Israel and Palestine uses his photography to incite reflection and as a tool for the community in which he takes and posts his photographs. The images are powerful and the story of his purpose and aim is told through the striking pictures. I reviewed this piece based on economy, media development, and organization.