Multimedia StoryTelling

By the students of MCJ300 at The University of Southern Mississippi

The beautiful work of Maisie Crow

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This audio slideshow, A Life Alone, is by talented photojournalist Maisie Crow. She went to school at Ohio State University. When she was in college she was the 2009 runner-up College Photographer of the Year. She is currently a freelancer.

This audio slideshow is almost painful in its intensity of emotion. The subject is a man who lives alone after the death of his wife. He shares his memories and observations on life. He is an eloquent and profoundly sad individual.

It is really incredible to see the power of photography and audio mixed together in this format. When done well, it can create such an impact to the audience that a written story could not attain.

Crow has a keen sense for hunting fresh stories. Her other videos, photographs, and photo essays,on topics such Prater-Willi Syndrome, Chernobyl workers, and domestic abuse have a fresh angle that makes you look twice.


Written by apriljana

November 26, 2012 at 3:41 am

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  1. Wow. Very powerful slide show. This really illustrates how powerful the telling of the story can be. This story was pretty simple. A guy’s grieving for his dead life. He isn’t famous. There’s no real news. Yet, the story is captivating because it shows you, rather than tells you what grief is like. It’s a story everyone can relate to because even if it hasn’t happen to you yet, it might. What really works is how the story is told. The pictures make us feel what this poor guy is going through, and that’s very powerful. I especially like the closing scene because it was shot from so far away. We just see him swinging, very much alone. The more conventional way to shoot that scene would be to go close-up and show his face. But it feels more powerful the way it was done because it is just a bit unexpected.


    November 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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