Me-Mo: Memory in Motion
By Billy Kung
Traditionally, photographers working in the field of documentary have always relied on the mainstream media to get their stories across, in newspapers and magazines, books and television. Over the last two decades, however, due to economic factors, many of the publications that had once provided a platform for these stories to reach an audience have ceased production dramatically.
Fortunately, a group of well-traveled and award-winning photographers have got together to launch innovative online magazine, Me-Mo, which stands for Memory in Motion. The project is the brainchild of Spanish photographers Manu Brabo, a 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner; Guillem Valle, who won the World Press Photo in 2011; Jose Colon, an Agence France Presse contributor; New York Times contributor, Diego Ibarra Sanchez; and Italian photographer and winner of the 2012 Robert Capa Gold Medal, Fabio Bucciarelli. Together they are working with Iranian Maral Deghati, who has a background in communications, photography and fine arts, as editor-in-chief.