“One in Eight Million” series wins an Emmy


The superb series of audio slideshows profiling the lives of ordinary New Yorkers, called “One in Eight Million” won an Emmy in the category of “new approaches to  news and documentary programming.”

If you haven’t checked out this series, photographed by talented NY Times staffer Todd Heisler, and produced by other staff members from the Times, you’re in for a treat.

It is simple, powerful multimedia storytelling at its best: no bells and whistles, fancy graphics, or celebrity subjects. Just the subject’s voice telling his or her story running under Heisler’s evocative black and white photography.

For about a year, Heisler profiled one New Yorker a week, and I have to confess, I used to wait in anticipation for the next biography, so well done are these pieces and so unique and fascinating the subjects.

Heisler has moved on to other projects, but the series is still up and will provide a lot of inspiration for anyone who wants to tell stories with their photographs…. 




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