Are Visual Storytelling Platforms a Good Thing for Photographers?

June 16, 2015

By David Walker


Miners march down from Cerro Rico into the city during the annual Miners’ Carnival celebrating their history and culture. Despite the harsh conditions, the miners of Potosí take great pride in their work. 

In 2011, National Geographic’s Latin American edition published a story by Tim Hussin about Potosí, Bolivia, where since the 16th century a number of men—estimated to be in the millions—have died laboring in the local silver mines. Last year, Hussin self-published the story on Storehouse, a visual storytelling platform. TIME editors saw the post, and ran a version of the...

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