Digital Journalism | Interactive Storytelling | Photojournalism | Digital Media Project Management
News coverage & Visual Storytelling
I've worked as photojournalist for more than 13 years for various world renowned photo agencies such as Laïf, Polaris images or Abaca in France and in the U.S, covering political, business and entertainment news, first as a local correspondent in south of France and then as foreign correspondent in New York City. A time during which I covered the 2008 Presidential election, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and many other major events.
transmedia documentary creation
Author & Director
THE MONEYOCRACY PROJECT is a transmedia documentary by Gerald Holubowicz & Jean Nicholas Guillo featuring a 90 minutes documentary, an interactive documentary (published on lemonde.fr) and an experimental interactive production (featured on popcorn.js website). It analyses the major impact of the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.E.C ruling on the U.S democracy. The film focuses on the rise of Super PACs and their affiliated secret organizations – the 501c4s - and documents how these organizations influence the political debate and American voters during the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond through political advertising.
Designer & Producer
GROZNY: 9 CITIES is a joint project by Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, and Oksana Yushko, produced by Gerald Holubowicz exploring specific aspects of Grozny’s aftermath through considering them as “cities” hidden within Grozny. Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya, is a melting pot for changing Сaucasus society that is trying to overcome a post-trauma shock of two recent wars and find its own way of life in between traditional Сhechen values, Muslim traditions, and globalization, to cope with rapidly changing role of women, increasing contrast between rich and poor and political games. Our project Grozny: Nine Cities is inspired by a Thornton Wilder book, Theophilus North, and centers on the idea of nine cities being hidden in one, which gives us a concept to explore specific aspects of the aftermath of two Chechen wars considering them as ”cities” hidden within Grozny.
Lecturer at the Sciences Po Paris
Since 2014, I'm in charge of the "Interactive Journalism" workshop delivered to the students in their second year of Master in Journalism and International Affaires at Sciences Po Paris. This is a great opportunity to help them grasp a new reality in journalism, new techniques and methodologies. A great experience completed by an educational side project called "Journalism.design" which extend the experience and will provide a knowledge base online.
Digital media project management
Design Thinking, UX & UI Design
Creating news projects requires to develop skills in different domains ranging from UX design to graphic design, traditional storytelling to interactive storytelling. Since 2010, I'm perfecting these skills and set of competences by either creating self produced project or lately, corporate work. I can now fully coordinate development of digital editorial projects and be proactive during this process at every steps of the way.