Photo essays range from purely photographic works to photographs with captions or small comments to full text essays illustrated with photographs. Sometimes it’s one far from home—like refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, or even images captured and curated through Google Street View.
“I wanted to explore the question of why do we travel the world and stay in a place that looks same everywhere we go? “What does that say about us as creatures of habit?
” What better way to get a sense of architects than to see the spaces they work in?
by Evija Laivina, beautification devices are depicted as they truly are: instruments of torture.
Laivina’s stoic models wear eyelid trainers, face-slimming masks, and suction lip plumpers—all in the name of beauty.
The book Pics or It Didn’t Happen captures the photographs Instagram won’t let you see. Professional photographers aren’t always the best ones to document the changing world.
That’s something photographer Alex John Beck recognized when he traveled to refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan to photograph the Syrian refugee crisis.Called California City, the place’s physical size make it the third largest city in the state—but only 14,000 people live there.The rest of the place was planned but never developed.She found that the supposed American ideal, of a family sitting down at a table, all eating the same thing, is usually far from the truth.Seventy miles east of Bakersfield, California, is a veritable ghost town.You are taken by a ‘fixer’ — a paid translator, driver and social planner — to a village made up of several small huts and a central bungalow with three ancient looms and the equipment for making the dies. You’d probably have a working shotlist in your head (or written).It would include photos in each of the categories below: I want to introduce a few basic ideas here about editing essays in general and slideshows in particular. The first few images are especially important and often include a combination of the following: In the commercial world online publications frequently present something called a ‘flipbook.’ This might be series of images of this season’s most popular style of purses or the ten best-selling flatscreen TVs.Let’s work through an example to illustrate each category below.Let’s say National Geographic s sending you to into southern Tunisia to do a story on an ancient and unique kind of weaving practiced by a Berber tribe.Instead, he realized that the images refugees had on their phones were much more powerful.For his series Syrian Refugees in Lebanon & Jordan, Beck places these images side by side with his own portrait of the person who took them.