We have written about famed photographers like Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks and Diane Arbus as well as emerging image makers like Citlali Fabián, Fethi Sahraoui, Daniel Edwards and Mengwen Cao.
And we have written about the need for more diverse storytellers to help us better understand the world we live in.
Photo essays have been around for a long time ~ they are a series of photos, sometimes with captions, descriptive and/or explanatory text.
Usually photo essays illustrate something that is more immediately knowable through an image, often by evoking an emotional response, but often also by showing.
We covered the effects of conflict and violence both internationally and in our own backyard, and have also shown intimate photo essays of personal love, loss and triumph.
Because photography touches most everything, our topics have been far-ranging — from the environment, cyberbullying and immigration to race, gender and class.Like Oath, our partners may also show you ads that they think match your interests.Learn more about how Oath collects and uses data and how our partners collect and use data.See more In his book “46750,” João Pina captures the life of police, gang members and residents in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, where all sides are seen as victims, in one way or another, of an untenable situation. We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.High school students in LA used photography to explore immigration in their communities.Sophisticated uses of media allow for combinations of photographs, texts, and infographics (including interactive formats), a less static form of photo essay. As 2018 comes to an end, we share 13 of our favorite Lens stories of the year. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre traveled across the United States to photograph and interview older transgender and gender variant people, creating a road map, archive and remarkably moving body of work about people almost entirely left out of many narratives.See more Sebastian Villegas trekked over 120 miles by boat, mule and foot through mountain grasslands and muddy jungles to photograph the lives of people who had been cut off from the rest of Colombia over decades of armed conflict between the Colombian government and rebel groups. Lange’s photograph of Florence Owens Thompson has intrigued academics and photographers for decades.See more Gloria Bouknight, at 20 years old, and at 74 in 2015.While living in New York City, she discovered the Congress of Racial Equality, or CORE, on a visit to Harlem, and became an active member.