PHOTOS: The 10 Best Photo Essays of January 2015 - TIME
What is a photo essay? A photo essay is much like a normal written essay, but done with photos rather than with words. A photo essay can tell a story, or be used to spark a certain emotion from the viewer. While words can sometimes be used, it is best to take photos that don’t require words, or use the words sparingly for support rather than for a crutch.
What Is a Photo Essay?
For those who aren’t familiar with the term “photo essay,” have no fear. A photo essay, in its simplest form, is a series of pictures that evokes an emotion, presents an idea or helps tell a story. You’ve been exposed to photo essays for your entire life—possibly without even knowing it. For example, you may have seen Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother: