Friday, February 08, 2008

Economy in storytelling

This image from Yael Bar-Tur is a great example of economy in visual storytelling.
There is a clear dialog between two people, where the soldier is talking and the reporter is listening and writing. We only see their hands, but it's very easy to imagine the expressions on their faces. It's satisfying when a tightly framed faceless composition captures the mood of a nation.

Photo by Yael Bar-Tur
Title: Norwegian reporter interviewing soldiers