Create Spotlight: Visual Storytelling at The Atlantic

April 14, 2016

By Interview Conor Risch


Philip Montgomery followed police in Newark for a 2014 article by Daniel Bergner. “I work really hard on getting the story right in the images,” says The Atlantic’s creative director Darhil Crooks. “It’s really important that the pictures add to the experience.”

In 2012, Darhil Crooks became creative director of The Atlantic, the 158-year-old American magazine known for long-form journalism and big ideas. He introduced a redesign the following year, noting that Editor in Chief James Bennett had instructed him not to touch the logo. “But there is always room for improvement,” Crooks wrote of the redesign, “so I changed the logo…...

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