Elaine McMillion Sheldon presents her project, HOLLOW, at Magnum Foundation's 2014 PhotoEx symposium
Hollow is a cascade of audio, video, still imagery, slideshows, archival material, data visualizations and sweeping design prowess, all rolled into an fully interactive web-based experience which addresses the generational depopulation of a county in rural West Virginia. By matching personal stories with data, McMillion was able to create a powerful narrative that not only speaks to specific issues facing the community involved, but are told directly through the lens and voices of the people themselves. Read more about Hollow and Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s presentation as contextualized by the three other case study presentations on cross-media and collaborative journalism: magnumfoundation.tumblr.com/post/100760173996/case-studies-in-cross-media-journalism-and
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Elaine McMillion Sheldon is a documentary filmmaker and visual journalist whose work has screened internationally and been featured in The New York Times, Wired, and PBS Mediashift. Her most recent project, HOLLOW, an interactive documentary, examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of Appalachians, and received recognition from the Peabody Awards, World Press Photo, and SXSW. In 2013, Filmmaker Magazine named Sheldon one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.