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The Distance Between Us by MediaStorm

Nick has Cerebral Palsy. At 35, he still lives with his parents. His twin brother Chris feels a chronic guilt for being capable in ways that Nick isn’t. As Nick take his first steps towards independence, is the family ready for the change?

Fight Hate With Love by MediaStorm

Michael Tabon has "three strikes against him", he's black, he's young, and he's poor. He's spent 16 years in jail and a lifetime looking for dignity. Jail changed him and made him question this assumed destiny. And so was born his cause "Fight Hate with Love".

The Last Move by MediaStorm

Michael Thomasson has devoted his life to video games. It’s been his passion and his obsession for more than three decades. He owns over 11,000 unique game titles for more than 100 different systems.

Life After Water by MediaStorm

California’s Central Valley produces more than half of America’s produce. But the summer of 2015 marked the fourth year of a monumental drought.

The Long Night by Tim Matsui

The Long Night, a feature film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm, gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards for WSJ. Magazine

MediaStorm partnered with the WSJ. Magazine to produce seven short films honoring each of the awardees of the Magazine’s seventh annual Innovator Awards.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Entertainment Innovator: Reese Witherspoon for WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Entertainment Innovator: Reese Witherspoon creates stories with women as heroes of their own journeys. In creating these films, she hopes to be part of a sea change in which women’s experiences are reflected on screen.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Performing Arts Innovator: Ryan Heffington for WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Performing Arts Innovator: Ryan Heffington is a choreographer, director, and performance artist, who inspires viewers the world over and redefines the possibilities for dance.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Technology Innovator: Musical.ly for WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Technology Innovator: Musical.ly, is an app that tweens use to create videos lip syncing to their favorite songs. It now has upwards of 90 million registered users, making it one of the world’s most popular apps.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Art Innovator: Mark Bradford for WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Art Innovator: Mark Bradford, has made a career of creating art borne of his personal experience. His work at the Venice Biennale explores the darkest moments of U.S. history while channeling his own perspective on hope.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator: Roman and Williams for WSJ. Magazine

Since 2002, WSJ. Magazine 2017 Design Innovator: Roman and Williams, have been re-defining modern design to create spaces that are inviting, warm, and create a deep sense of belonging.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Fashion Innovator: Raf Simons for WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Fashion Innovator: Raf Simons brings his unique eye and appreciation for cultural critique to his work as the Chief Creative Officer of the iconic American brand, Calvin Klein.

WSJ. Magazine 2017 Architecture Innovator: Diller Scofidio + Renfro for WSJ. Magazine

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro works at the intersection of architecture, visual and performing arts. It’s recognized as a WSJ Magazine 2017 Innovator for its ability to defy expectations and create spaces that are open to the public.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Since 1985, the International Center of Photography has recognized outstanding achievements in photography with its prestigious Infinity Awards.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards: Artist's Book: Michael Christopher Brown for Libyan Sugar for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

After spending a year on a failed photographic project in China, Michael Christopher Brown needed a change. A year later, he was recovering from a near fatal injury, and the wounds of a loss that shook the photography community to its core.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards: Critical Writing and Research: Vision and Justice by Sarah Lewis and Michael Famighetti for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

“Vision & Justice” explores how photography has been weaponized to both denigrate and celebrate African American life. This publication honors the works of African American artists who seek to reframe the visual narrative.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards: Emerging Photographer - Vasantha Yogananthan for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

In his retelling of the Indian epic the Ramayana, Vasantha Yogananthan explores the space between truth and fiction, merging documentary and fine art photography to create a story about how the myth impacts Indian society today.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards: Documentary & Photojournalism - Edmund Clark and Crofton Black for Negative Publicity for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

By following the seemingly mundane bureaucratic paper trail of the War on Terror, Photographer Edmund Clark and investigator Crofton Black uncover secrets the government would rather keep hidden.

2017 ICP Infinity Awards: Online Platform & New Media - For Freedoms - Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

For Freedoms is the first artist-run Super PAC. The PAC was founded by photographers and artists to engage in the political process and offer more complex messages.

Return to the Body for Verse

Rebecca Torosian has a hard time explaining what she does. "I'll just tell this person like I'm a mind-body coach and if they want to know more they can ask me," said Rebecca. What she is, is a sexual surrogate.

Summit Public Schools Interactive Website for Summit Public Schools and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative has dedicated itself to transforming education to allow every child an opportunity to succeed. In facing this challenge, it has identified personalized learning as the 21st century way forward.

The Aftermath Project for The Aftermath Project

The 24-hour news cycle has made us all too aware of the places in the world where bombs reign and wars terrorize. But what happens when the peace treaty is signed, and the militia disbanded?

WSJ. Magazine 2016 Innovator Awards for WSJ. Magazine

MediaStorm partnered with the WSJ. Magazine to produce seven short films honoring each of the awardees of the Magazine’s sixth annual Innovator Awards.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Melinda Gates for WSJ. Magazine

With a focus on highly targeted campaigns backed by data tracking, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with Melinda as co-chair, has established itself as the most powerful philanthropic organization in the world.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Tom Ford for WSJ. Magazine

After almost two decades in fashion, Tom Ford made the bold move into an entirely different creative career; Filmmaking. Ford has used his singular style and extensive knowledge of film to become one of the most talked about directors in Hollywood.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Es Devlin for WSJ. Magazine

Es Devlin has spent 20 years investigating some of the most important stagecraft of the last two decades. From Wagner to Beyonce, Devlin has created stage design that expands upon the core ideas of each performance regardless of genre.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Daniel Humm and Will Guidara for WSJ. Magazine

Daniel Humm is a three-star Michelin chef; Will Guidara a world-class restaurateur. Together they combined their talents to create one of the finest eating experiences available. Now, they are set to redefine the hotel experience for their generation.

2016 WSJ Innovator: The Weeknd for WSJ. Magazine

With five chart-topping albums in just five years, The Weeknd has redefined the genre. His lyrical vulnerability, combined with a unique melodic voice, has made him what MTV calls the most ambitious artist of 2016.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Snøhetta for WSJ. Magazine

Snøhetta is an architecture and design firm based on the idea that solutions should be derived from the needs of the client, and it’s community. With this, they’ve been rewarded with some of the most challenging commissions in the world.

2016 WSJ Innovator: Ai Weiwei for WSJ. Magazine

Ai Weiwei is amongst the world’s most famous dissident artists. Since regaining the right to travel from the Chinese government, the artist has focused his work on human rights issues, most recently the world’s refugee crisis.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Since 1985, the International Center of Photography has recognized outstanding achievements in photography with its prestigious Infinity Awards.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Online Platform & New Media - Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Jonathan Harris and Greg Hochmuth have a complicated relationship with the internet and have worked together to develop an artwork that explored some of the more difficult consequences of what it means to live with the internet.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Documentary & Photojournalism - Zanele Muholi for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

For more than a decade South African photographer Zanele Muholi has documented hate crimes against members of the LGBTI community in South Africa. Though the country ratified gay marriage in 2006, the discrimination and violence persist.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Art - Walid Raad for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Walid Raad, an artist for over 25 years, has explored a range of issues from the facticity of photographic and video documents to the histories of art within the Arab world.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Critical Writing & Research - Susan Schuppli for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Susan Schuppli examines the ways in which the residues of technology leave their mark in video and still photography, how the very mechanics of image-making adds not only metadata but also a larger story about the nature of its creation.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Artist's Book - Matthew Connors for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

“My photography has gravitated towards trying to understand relationships between state power and its citizens,” says Matthew Connors. By blurring categories, he offers us a broader understanding of complex political situations.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Trustee Award - Artur Walther for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Artur Walther spent 20 years on Wall Street. But he never had plans to retire. Instead, he has amassed the world’s largest privately held collection of African photography. He is an exhibitor and publisher, too.

2016 ICP Infinity Awards: Lifetime Achievement - David Bailey for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

David Bailey is an artist, photographer and commercial director. His portraits are widely known, having photographed everyone from The Beatles to the Queen of England.

ICP: Expanding the Conversation for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography has since 1974, been a worldly cultural center for the discussions and creation of photography and media. All forms of photography and media are celebrated within the broad reach of ICP’s programs.

The Last Move for Verse

Michael Thomasson has devoted his life to video games. It’s been his passion and his obsession for more than three decades. He owns over 11,000 unique game titles for more than 100 different systems.

Life After Water for Verse

California’s Central Valley produces more than half of America’s produce. But the summer of 2015 marked the fourth year of a monumental drought.

WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovators Awards for WSJ. Magazine

MediaStorm partnered with the Wall St. Journal Magazine to produce seven short films honoring each of the awardees of the Magazine’s fifth annual Innovator Awards.

WSJ Innovator: Karl Ove Knausgaard for WSJ. Magazine

Karl Ove Knausgaard is the celebrated author of a massive six-volume autobiography. But Knausgaard remains confused by the attention. This is a portrait of a man who has achieved massive success yet still considers himself unworthy.

WSJ Innovator: Thomas Heatherwick for WSJ. Magazine

Thomas Heatherwick’s studio is located in London, just below a budget hotel. The space is littered with the tools of making. In this studio, and with these tools, some of the most spectacular designs of the last 20 years have been made.

WSJ Innovator: Miuccia Prada for WSJ. Magazine

Prada, the brand and its founder, are a force in fashion. It continues to reflect the instinct and intellect of Miuccia. Prada. “When I do a show,” she says, “No one will tell me what to do.”

WSJ Innovator: Stewart Butterfield for WSJ. Magazine

Stewart Butterfield has twice attempted to build a video game. Both times, he failed. Out of those failures, however, Butterfield helped usher in and build two of the most important tools for their respective fields.

WSJ Innovator: Angelina Jolie for WSJ. Magazine

Angelina Jolie Pitt’s onscreen roles have been some of the most memorable and celebrated in American cinema. Though many would be content to continue that successful career path, Jolie Pitt took a risk in 2011.

WSJ Innovator: Richard Serra for WSJ. Magazine

Richard Serra has spent his life as an artist redefining space. His work, often massive monoliths that would buckle most foundations, force the viewer to re-engage with their surroundings.

WSJ Innovator: Mark Parker for WSJ. Magazine

Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, isn’t your traditional chief executive. "The last thing we want," says Parker, "is to be a big dumb company that feels we can put a swoosh on something and people will buy that."

Connected to the Top for Verse

In 2012, a team of professional climbers sought out to summit the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest. The expedition commemorated the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of the mountain.

Shine On for Harbers Studios, Shine on Sierra Leone and Cash & Rocket

Shine On tells the story of Shine On Sierra Leone, an innovative education-based cultural partnership that focuses on social development through personal transformation.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Since 1985, the International Center of Photography has recognized outstanding achievements in photography with its prestigious Infinity Awards.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Photojournalism - Tomas van Houtryve for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Tomas Van Houtryve wants there to be a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots. In order to create this record, Van Houtryve...

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Young Photographer - Evgenia Arbugaeva for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in the magical town of Tiksi, Russia. The barren, white landscape influenced Arbugaeva in almost every aspect of her dreamlike photography.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Art - Larry Fink for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Larry Fink has spent over 40 years photographing jazz musicians, wealthy manhattanites, his neighbors, fashion models, and the celebrity elite. His archive is a thoughtful collection of American history.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Publication - LaToya Ruby Frazier for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

LaToya Ruby Frazier's body of work "The Notion of Family" examines the impact of the steel industry and health care system on the community of Braddock, PA.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement - Graciela Iturbide for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Graciela Iturbide always photographs what surprises her. Her imaginative photographs embrace the wonder of the natural world—reflecting her love for life and her playfulness with death.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: New Media - Question Bridge for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Created over a four-year period, Question Bridge: Black Men offers a simple but profound vantage point: the ability to listen in as black men talk to each other.

2015 ICP Infinity Awards: Trustees - The Lean In Collection for Harbers Studios and International Center of Photography

Getty Images and Leanin.org have teamed up to repicture not just women, but men, families, and the workplace. As Leanin.org founder Sheryl Sandberg says, "If you can't see it, you can't be it."

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Website for W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund was created in 1979 to honor the memory of W. Eugene Smith, an American master photo essayist and journalist, by giving an annual production grant in documentary photography.

The Starbucks Origin Experience for Starbucks

Through the Origin Experience, Starbucks has taken groups of their partners to Costa Rica, Sumatra, Indonesia and Tanzania, Africa to experience first-hand the incredible hard work and passion that goes into each pound of coffee they sell.

Portraits of Heroes at Home for Sears

Portraits of Heroes at Home follows Pulitzer Prize Winning photojournalist John Moore as he creates portraits of four soldiers, and learns of their harrowing injuries on the battlefield and their remarkable stories of physical and mental recovery.

On Thinner Ice for Asia Society

On Thinner Ice looks at the impact of how the melting Himalayan Glaciers will impact over 2 billion downstream Asian users and the world.

Leveling Appalachia for Yale Environment 360

Leveling Appalachia offers a first-hand look at mountaintop removal mining and what is at stake for Appalachia's environment and its people.

The power of 10,000 for Starbucks

The power of 10,000 shows the impact 10,000 Starbucks Partners had on New Orleans when they visited the city in 2008 for five days of community volunteer work and leadership training.

Condition: Critical for Médecins Sans Frontières

Life isn't just hard in eastern Congo: this region is in critical condition. And things aren't getting any better. Condition: Critical tells the stories of the people affected by this long-raging war.

A Climate for Life for Harbers Studios, Conservation International and International League of Conservation Photographers

A Climate for Life looks at the results of climate change on our planet, tracing these effects from the poles to the tropics and examining how those diverse regions are interconnected.

Crisis Guide: Climate Change for Council on Foreign Relations

Crisis Guide: Climate Change looks at the known effects of climate change, the diplomatic dilemmas, the relevant technologies and policy options, and the diverse perspectives on the problem.

At last, at last, a dream fulfilled for Rocky Mountain News

Forty-five years after Martin Luther King called on America to live out the true meaning of its creed - that all men are created equal - a senator from Illinois becomes the first African-American nominee of a major political party.

The Sandwich Generation: Caught in the Middle for MSNBC

Twenty million Americans are faced with caring for both aging parents and young children. In The Sandwich Generation, one family exposes with unflinching candor its emotionally charged account of family caregiving.

The '60s Kids, Part 1: Say You Want a Revolution for MSNBC

A multimedia look at the decade of social, political and cultural upheaval, and how events from that era continue to influence today's generation.

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