The New York Times never disappoints when it comes to Olympics coverage. This interactive graphic/photo gallery is a great example of how great photographic images can be used as the basis for information graphics. With the addition of a few lines, descriptive words and an engaging presentation, these images tell the story in a way that illustrations and/or captions alone could not. It’s also a great reminder that information graphics should take you where photos cannot. In other words, when you can use great photos instead of illustrating a scene, you almost always should. Photos often provide better insight into a phenomenon by capturing moments in time. This gallery/graphic is informative and thrilling!

Click here to explore this nytimes.com presentation.

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