The Kio-Kio Economy

LONG-FORM JOURNALISM The challenge was a little intimidating at first. Costa Sunglasses wanted a 5,000-word piece about their conservation effort on Anaa, a remote atoll in French Polynesia. I had never assembled that many words together in my life. But I fell in love with the island, the people, and telling their story. As I only made the switch to writing from art direction fairly recently, I was excited when the article won The Lowell Thomas Award for Journalism. Out of 1,300 entries, it won Gold, even beating out a New York Times journalist who took silver.

Project Roles
McGarrah Jessee
Copywriting, Photojournalism, Editorial
Editorial Writings, Photojournalism
The Kio-Kio Economy