2016 Digital Storytelling Contest, Immersive Storytelling, 1st prize

Desperate Crossing

Early on the morning of 27 July, word reached the bridge of the Bourbon Argos. Two, possibly three, fishing boats grotesquely overladen with refugees had left Libya in the night. They were now thought to be adrift somewhere in the Mediterranean.

Production team

    Photographer: Paolo Pellegrin
    Writer: Scott Anderson
    Digital Designer: Rodrigo de Benito Sanz
    Graphics Designer: Jeremy White
    Director of Photography: Kathy Ryan
    Photo Editor: Stacey Baker
    Story Editor: Luke Mitchell
    Organization: The New York Times Magazine