“They never met” — haunting BBC audio slide show

Check out this multimedia piece from the BBC on an artist named Michael Reagan who draws military personnel killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s called Portraits of the Fallen. Note the ambient audio, such as the sharpening of the pencil, and the spare, judicious use of music, which in my view adds just the right feel. (Wait till you get to the line, “They never met.” It will rip your heart out.) Thanks to Duckrabbit’s blog for pointing this out.

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One Response to ““They never met” — haunting BBC audio slide show”

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