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VIEW: Examples of Photo Essays


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Course: Digital Photography Q2 v2011
Book: VIEW: Examples of Photo Essays
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Date: Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7:36 AM


Let's look at a few examples of some photo essays. Each photo essay has a message that it is trying to portray. The photos are consistent and tell a story.

"What the World Eats"

The following photo essay is titled "What the World Eats." It is a series of 16 images that portray families from around the world and how much food that family would eat within a week.


THIS photo essay is titled "Horses." The photographer shows his love of horses by depicting a day in the life of taking care of a horse.

"The World's Most Spectacular Roads"

The following photo essay is titled "The World's Most Spectacular Roads." This photo essay is actually a series of 20 images of beautiful roadways.

"Banana Republic"

The following photo essay is titled "Banana Republic." The photographer captured what it's like picking bananas in Costa Rica.


These example photo essays are all extremely meaningful topics to the photographers. The photographers also had chances to travel places where you might not be able to go right now. When thinking of a topic for your photo essay, think about something that is meaningful to you and then document it. It could be a day in the life with your mom, or a soccer game. Pick something that has significance.