I co-founded The Documentarian in May 2020 with my partner, Telo Hoy. I find contributors, I manage the content, and edit the text. I also make artistic decisions, based on the themes chosen for each issue, and decide on the order of the articles as well as photographs paired with the texts, and the cover photo. We make a lot of these decisions as a team, and we also collaborate and communicate frequently with our contributors.
The Documentarian was founded on this idea of an “artistic documentary” genre, to take news-worthy stories and turn them into timeless pieces. We want to constantly be having conversations about what is happening in the world, as well as questioning what we know and how we can shift our perspectives on issues.
We also have organized two online talks so far, which gave contributors the opportunity to speak with each other about what they had written about.