A group of photojournalists and designers have launched an interactive digital magazine that focuses on longform visual storytelling and relies on some pretty sweet tech to make you see photos in a different way.
Using the MeMo iPad app, readers can swipe through images and stories and reveal darkened portions of photographs by tilting their screen to experience stories in new ways.
Visual and interactive elements were created by the Libre design group. The magazine is a partnership between Libre and the MeMo collective, made up of Spanish photographers Manu Brabo, José Colón, Diego Ibarra Sánchez and Guillem Valle together with Italian journalist Fabio Bucciarelli.
Visit MeMo’s website for a demonstration of the iPad app and see their first issue, titled “Miedo,” or fear in Spanish. The Miedo issue includes stories that reflect on topics of war and the lack of education in Pakistan.
“We’re young, but we come with another generation’s ideas about photojournalism,” Colón told the New York Times Lens blog earlier this month. “It’s about depth, commitment, honesty and independence. That has not been abandoned yet. Before, you did not have to send a picture in 10 minutes. Sometimes it took months for the negatives to arrive. Immediacy is not for me.”