Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth conversation in this video What is a photo essay?, section of Learning Photojournalism and Photo Essays.

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— an image story or an image essay…is really just an accumulation images…that tell a story and propel a narrative…over numerous images.…That could be either a diptych or a triptych,…like in an art form exhibit at a gallery.…It's really just several image…that we could learning something…through the figures that are here.…That could possibly be a book project, a long-term task,…a short-term project,…and it may be something that you're doing for work…or an individual project.…For work it might be for a newspaper or a magazine…or an on-line gallery.…

A personal project it may be the story,…for example I've got a child in Girl Scouts,…of the girl attempting to sell cookies.…It might be something as straightforward as that…as long because it's telling a tale.…For work, I done photo essays for a long time.…One among these work photo essays that i have done…was with National Geographic Adventure magazine…down in Antarctica.…And it was a project that I did…with a business called the Sea Shepherd.…They were down in Antarctica…combating what they considered an illegal whaling vessel…

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