The Moors of Chicago: a Fiction, Once Magazine: Issue 5
This story is unlike anything we’ve published. It is fiction, though that is not to say it’s staged—these are photos of a real place and real people. But the narrative rests on the back of the written piece, while the photography pulls along the viewer by setting a tone and securing the place. Short interspersed videos extend the passing of time on The Hill.
We like to think that this kind of story has a magic that isn’t present in any other format—in print or on the web. Our belief is that in stories like these, photos, videos, and words can sit together differently, invoking a new kind of narrative that is not solely written or shot, but created in tandem. It’s one for the imagination.