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_2nd: The Face of Defeat

Interactive photo essay “2nd: The Face of Defeat” investigates the dark side of competition by turning a spotlight on second-place finishers.

2011 Sandy Nicholson
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“We’ve all had those moments.”

Sandy Nicholson, Photographer, in The Book Store

Photographer Sandy Nicholson’s interactive photo essay  2nd: The Face of Defeat profiles second-place finishers in contests as diverse as spelling bees, pillow fights, ballroom dancing, and Scrabble. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, 2nd is a companion to Nicholson’s traveling photography exhibition, as well as a book of the same title. The website’s skeuomorphic design recalls a scrapbook; visitors can explore Nicholson’s photographs by dragging their cursor in any direction. A quotation from each loser accompanies his or her photograph, providing commentary on the particular contests, as well as competition in general.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : Canada
Year : 2011
Author : Sandy Nicholson
Producer : National Film Board of Canada
Team : Sean Mitchell
Funders AND Incubators : National Film Board of Canada
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