David Campbell

David Campbell’s favourites

Is consultant, producer en geeft les op het terrein van fotojournalistiek, documentaire fotografie en multimedia. Hij speelt een belangrijke rol in discussies over online journalistiek. Op zijn blog analyseert hij hoe documentaire fotografie en fotojournalistiek werkt, onderzoekt de mogelijkheden van multimedia en de uitdaging die de nieuwe media economie voortbrengt.

David Campbell is photographic consultant, writer and multimedia producer. He is a member of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photographic Studies. On his blog he analyses how documentary photography and photojournalism works, the opportunities multimedia brings and the challenges presented by the revolutions in the new media economy.

His choice / zijn keuze:

  • Kingsley’s Crossing, Mediastorm, 2006
    One of the earliest and still most successful multimedia stories. At 20 minutes it shows that compelling content can hold your attention for a long time. It sets the bar high for production values with the graphics, and the power of Kingsley’s voice (the only audio and video in the story) brings Jobard’s excellent images alive. But above all else it makes a major and complex political issue like economic migration both accessible and riveting.
  • Faces of the Uninsured, Evan Vucci, 2009
    How do you make the crisis in American health care visual? Evan Vucci offers one strong answer in this account of a charity offering medical services to the uninsured. In itself its a dramatic story – the charity that used to work in the ‘third world’ but now devotes more time to the US. The audio of those who need the services is very strong, the music is subtle, and the combination of stills and video keeps you focused. We need more such stories produced and more platforms to show them on.
  • Torn Apart, Dai Sugano/San Jose Mercury News, 2010
    Dai Sugano has a well-known reputation for quality multimedia, and this detailed documentary on immigration is no exception. It grabs you from the first clip, exposing the injustice of arbitrary borders and the challenges of citizenship through the stories of children of “illegal immigrants.” The unfolding of the events is gripping, and the amount of research and access needed to produce something so insightful is there for all to see.