BRIAN STORM is founder and executive producer of MediaStorm.
MediaStorm publishes diverse narratives on the human condition, offers advanced multimedia training seminars and collaborates with a diverse group of clients ranging from international corporations to individual photojournalists and artists. MediaStorm’s stories and interactive applications have received numerous honors, including four Emmys, five Online Journalism Awards, six Webby Awards and the first-ever duPont Award for a Web-based production.
Prior to launching MediaStorm in 2005, Storm spent two years as vice president of News, Multimedia & Assignment Services for Corbis, a digital media agency founded and owned by Bill Gates. Storm led Corbis' global strategy for the news, sports, entertainment and historical collections and he directed the representation of world-class photographers for assignment work with a focus on creating in-depth multimedia products.
From 1995 to 2002, Storm was the first director of multimedia at MSNBC.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site. In 1998, he created MSNBC's The Week in Pictures to showcase visual journalism in new media, a forerunner of the photography galleries that have become a standard offering of all major content sites today.
Storm received his master's degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri School of Journalism where he ran the New Media Lab and taught Electronic Photojournalism. In 1994, he launched the first version of MediaStorm as an interactive CD-ROM production company.
Storm serves on the Advisory Board for the Council on Foreign Relations, the W. Eugene Smith Fund, the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, the Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, Pictures of the Year , Foundation Rwanda, LOOK3, and Brooks Institute's Journalism School. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of visual storytelling.
Born in Minnesota, he has endured the family curse of being a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Elodie and their children Eva and Jasper. He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- MediaStorm home page
- Kingsley's Crossing by Olivier Jobard
In Kingsley's Crossing, a 23-year-old lifeguard from the impoverished town of Limbe, Cameroon, dreams of a better life in Europe. He embarks on a harrowing journey that takes him halfway across Africa. Photojournalist Olivier Jobard documents the passage. See the project at http://mediastorm.org/0010.htm.
- BLOODLINE: AIDS and Family by Kristen Ashburn
BLOODLINE: AIDS and Family is Kristen Ashburn's intimate look at the harsh reality of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Her images remind us how tenuous our connection is to each other. In doing so, they show that what matters most is the care extended to those in need. See the project at http://mediastorm.org/0012.htm.
- Finding the Way Home by Brenda Ann Kenneally
What does it take for a family to start over? Photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally documents the seemingly endless struggles some families face as they set about Finding the Way Home: Two Years After Katrina. See the project at http://mediastorm.org/0017.htm.
- The Ninth Floor by Jessica Dimmock
Hidden in an elegant building in a wealthy Manhattan neighborhood, was a sprawling apartment filled with young drug addicts. This is the story of their battle with addiction, each other, and themselves as they search for some kind of redemption. See the project at http://mediastorm.org/0021.htm.