RYOT is Verizon Media’s Emmy Award® winning content studio and innovation lab that brings astonishing storytelling, immersive experiences and groundbreaking technology to every corner of the world. In 2020, RYOT and Verizon Media launched Verizon Media Immersive, the largest online XR platform for advertising and content. From augmented reality, to virtual reality, and mixed reality, Verizon Media Immersive allows partners, advertisers, and Verizon Media’s portfolio of brands to create one-of-a-kind experiences, by seamlessly connecting the physical and digital world. Five photographs from this project can be viewed in augmented reality, powered by Verizon Media Immersive.
Thirteen photographers from around the world re-photograph a scene from their archive, juxtaposing images from the past with the tumultuous year of 2020. They explore the visual imprint left on us by COVID-19, systemic racism, and social upheaval worldwide.
Photographers Sheila Pree Bright (Atlanta, U.S.A.), Yolanda Escobar Jiménez (Quito, Ecuador), Brian Otieno (Nairobi, Kenya), and Xiaojie Ouyang (Wuhan, China), discuss what it was like to return to places they had photographed before and make new photographs.Learn More