Linda’s Journey

By November 22, 2013 December 20th, 2013 No Comments


“Linda Hershey lost her nose to squamous cell cancer in 2007. She chose nose reconstruction surgery at Johns Hopkins, the beginning of a years-long journey marked by medical and emotional challenges. This four-part series explores Hershey’s long campaign to have her nose rebuilt. Watch a video introduction to the series. Warning: Series contains graphic content.

Photojournalism is not pretty. I was asked to help put together an online presentation for this powerful piece of photojournalism by Sun staff photographer Algerina Perna. Algerina has been following Lynda for five years and documenting her multiple surgeries. This was a tough project to work on and the design challenge was to be respectful to the subject, properly convey the power and emotional impact of the story, and create entry points and navigation for a multi-part series spanning across several sites.

See the series here