Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Visual Effects

Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Visual Effects

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Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for our Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that fight global corruption. Vote for your favorites, and we’ll announce the winners following the Oscars on Monday, February 23rd.

Today, we unveil the fourth category in ONE and Accountability Lab’s Honesty Oscars: Best Visual Effects. In the Academy Awards, “Best Visual Effects” honors animation and special effects – but for our purposes, we have chosen five infographics that best communicate global transparency and corruption statistics through graphic design, interactivity and data journalism.

Scroll through the five nominees, then vote for your favorite in the form below. Voting for this category closes Monday, February 23 at 9AM.


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1.) Transparency International interactive graphics

Transparency International’s “Visualizing the Corruption Perceptions Index 2014” interactive global and regional infographics provide a comprehensive and easily comparable view of corruption around the world in a glance.


2.) Photo 51

Photographer Misha Friedman’s photo series “Photo51: Is Corruption in Russia’s DNA?” These photos provide a bleak portrait of how corruption touches all aspects of both public society and private life in Russia, and were featured in the New York Times as “An X-ray of Russian Corruption.”

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3.) Ukraine Instagram

A research team led by Lev Manovich, a computer science professor at City University of New York, created visualizations of the 13,000 photos posted to Instagram from Independence Square in Kiev during the February 2014 revolution, which was largely fuelled by discontent with corruption—giving glimpses into the violent scene.


4.) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Map

This Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Map, created by Mintz Group, allows the public to visualize and compare usage of this ground-breaking act passed in 1977 across the world. It lays out “where the bribes are”, broken down into 8 different sectors.


5.) Souvid Datta

British photojournalist Souvid Datta’s photo series on “cancer villages” in China caused by chemical or coal-fired plants. He shared his inspiration for the work here in an interview with Vice magazine.


VOTE NOW for your favorite Best Visual Effects nominee!

Which creative outlet should win the 2015 Honesty Oscar for ‘Best Visual Effects’?


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