Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Photo-essay by Ben Ball
The Group - Issue #4

The Uprooting is an interactive photo-essay about forced displacement in Colombia, a humanitarian crisis that is arguably the most chronic and least visible in the Americas. Combining still photographs with ambient sounds, music, audio testimonies and interviews, The Uprooting attempts to give voice to ‘the displaced’, and context to their situation. The work is equally an essay in visual communication on the net, an attempt to relate a complex story in a meaningful and engaging way in the face of information overload, and in a way that responds to the unique interactivity of the Internet to curate a conversation about an issue, rather than simply tell another story.


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