For the rest of the year you will be working on the final project, a Photo Essay. Photo essays present a series of photographs intended to tell a story. They combine carefully chosen photos with writing in the form of captions or full descriptions to evoke a series of emotions in the viewer. Famous journalists use the photo essay to combine the power of essay storytelling techniques with the impact of visual images

You will determine the purpose of your essay as you would with any article: to inform, to entertain, to persuade, or impetus for change. However, the purpose of a photo essay is to capture the visual elements of the subject rather than just describe what happens. In a time of quarantine and social distancing, this is especially important. Most people can’t see or experience themselves what you will capture in the photos.