A shotgun blast took away Michelle’s eyes, nose, and upper palate, leaving her permanently blind and unable to smell.
Years of photojournalism and audio interviews work in tandem with the art of virtual reality, as guests freely explore an immersive three-act installation.
an intimate look at
gun injury and human resilience.
The Living Room
A space of comfort, inquiry, and decision-making.
A space of examination, intimacy, and risk-taking
The Dining Room
A space of discovery, interaction, and breath-taking
To be considered, projects had to be immersive or interactive documentaries, push the boundaries of what is technically possible within factual storytelling, and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation in the realm of non-fiction.
I thrive on stories about remarkable, everyday people AND HAVE Collaborated with Michelle and her family making photographs and recording audio SINCE 2014. I AM in their debt.
While I’ve documented MICHELLE's life by photographing both day-to-day and profound moments, FACE to FACE allows viewers to step inside THE experience and view some of those moments directly from her perspective.
I’m grateful for Michaela HollanD's Collaboration in bringing this intimate immersive installation to life AND AM HAPPY TO SHARE MICHELLE's STORY THROUGH FACE TO FACE WITH SHEFFIELD GUESTS IN JUNE.
-Michelle Gabel, photojournalist
Working for the Walt Disney company sparked my interests in building stories that blend multiple storytelling methods.
As a woman working in virtual and augmented reality journalism, I am humbled to have been invited by Michelle Gabel to collaborate and create the more avant-garde vision for this intense, and unbelievable story.
I believe FACE TO FACE embodies a new genre of compassionate, non-fiction storytelling, and that it will leave an impact on every single guest we host at Sheffield this June.
-Michaela Holland, immersive storyteller
We are fundraising
your contributions will alleviate the costs of
1. post-production fees
2. marketing materials, such as posters and flyers
3. help bring FACE TO FACE to the United States