1893 Chicago’s Columbian Exposition the documentary film explores the World’s Fair through a collection of photos taken during the event as well as through the words and modern photography as well as video taken by Media Engineer Michael Finney. The project began in 2018 starting first on social media networks, then expanding with the release of a paperback book as well as accompanying ebook and audiobook versions, and a line of merchandise including apparel.
Finney remarked, “Amazon’s collection of content distribution platforms for creatives is a boon to authors, voice actors, and directors. Giving independent producers the channels to release DIY projects of all kinds is an incredible opportunity, one I’m very pleased to say enabled the entirety of this project about the 1893 Columbian Exposition World’s Fair in Chicago.”
Watch the film here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08JCLJ7J5/
This project started when the author acquired a book of official photographs published in 1893 to document the first Chicago World’s Fair from a client that is an antiquarian book dealer. After creating a thread of images and commentary on Twitter, Finney decided to gather up the entries and attempt to craft a narrative from the individual posts. “Delving into this history has been a really organic process that I just sort of fell backwards into without the foresight to create an object with physical permanence. It’s really amazing to hold the finished products while exploring this event over the last two years”, he remarked.
Book available: https://amazon.com/dp/1082413585