Sam Watson-Storytelling

An example of visual storytelling that I especially like is “Djibouti” by Marcus Bleasdale. It is a photographic story of children in Djibouti, a war-torn African country. It is a very powerful story because of the rawness of the images. Most humans relate to children, because at one point we all were one, or maybe still are to a certain extent. This series of 25 photographs shows the confusion and terror in the eyes of the children when they see things happening that I cannot even comprehend. The photographs accurately depict the emotions of the children, wondering why certain things are happening.


2 thoughts on “Sam Watson-Storytelling

  1. meaganmthornton February 21, 2015 / 5:58 am

    This was such a cool example. I loved how the photographer kept all the photos in black and white. The angles and moments he chose to publish are very interesting but tell such a great story. -Erynn Pontius


    • meaganmthornton February 21, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Very powerful example. It really is in images like these that visual storytelling shines. No words could ever accurately depict the emotion on their faces.
      -Codey Herrera


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