Photographer Jason Larkin & writer Jack Shenker have produced an interesting project using the newspaper format in a ‘long news’ direction. Text and image work in an almost ‘anti instant news’ mindset. Post Egyptian revolution the newspaper as a whole can be seen, by way of focusing on the images, as a document of what created the unrest… and the writing is a well crafted piece of informative and precise journalism with an enlightening accessible quality. The design is great, on the [western, left-right] front/back is the english translation of the 6,000 word essay and on the other [right-left] back/front is the Arabic – in short, I’m a big fan.
For more info on the project visit this link http://www.markdearman.com/cairodivided/
To see a video of the talk Larkin did at the frontline club use this linkI http://www.frontlineclub.com/events/2011/11/in-the-picture-cairo-divided-with-jason-larkin.html
…I wish I had asked a question I thought of after the talk ‘Do photojournalists need revolutions to survive?’