London – Débora Silva, a London-based creative, has produced a series of digital visualisations of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors.
Silva captured 3D scans of people present during the BLM demonstration in London's Hyde Park on 3 June 2020. Importantly, the renderings of individual protestors are not identifiable. Instead, they are intended to capture a historic moment without being a tool for surveillance, hinting at a dynamic, digital future for photojournalism.
‘Since the death of George Floyd, an unprecedented amount of activism has been witnessed all around the world, which was strongly driven by social media, starting protests in dozens of countries,’ Silva wrote on Instagram. ‘Here, I wanted to bring the protestors into the digital space.’
In a similar vein, our interview with designers Jim Brady and Ward Goes explores how virtual reality journalism will make the news more engaging and emphatic.