AJAs 2018 Finalists


Date Aired or Published June 30, 2018
Media outlet where first aired or published: Telegraph-Journal
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

This story, written by freelancer David Goss, relates his story of discovering old film negatives in a forgotten box, and developing them once again in the digital age for a window into the past -- the history of his family, but also the city. A filmstrip graphic is an obvious choice for both the cover and the centre spread. On the cover, it forms one of three angled elements used to create graphic interest and frame the headline. The bottom of the cover depicts a camera peering through the window, looking out on a city scene and playing the explorer just as the writer did in his early years with his first camera, a gift from his parents on his 13th birthday in 1957. A similar camera to the one the author first used as a boy, the Imperial Mark 11, is shown on the centre spread in the hand of a local photography equipment collector. The reprinted photos in the bottom right of the centre spread are presented almost as if hanging on strings with clothespins, as in a dark room. The overall presentation is meant to evoke the camera’s power to spur youthful exploration, then with the passage of time, the photographs' power to rejuvenate long-lost memories.

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The graphic design of these pages was completed throughout the usual workweek by one of the company's full-time page assemblers.

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