Photo Essay: Definition, Themes & Examples


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In terms of purpose and overall style, a photo essay may best be compared to what other form of presenting information?

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1. Roughly how many images does the average photo essay contain?

2. Which photo is generally the first to appear in a photo essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offer the opportunity to evaluate your knowledge of photo essays. You'll review the average number of photos in a photo essay and the way in which they are ordered for greatest impact.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are designed to review:

  • Common form of essay related to photo essays
  • The number of photos in a photo essay on average
  • The significance of the first and last photos
  • The purpose of a photo essay

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember the number of images a photo essay may consist of
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about photo essays to answer questions about the format
  • Make connections - revisit what you know about the power of photo essays and connect it to their purpose

Additional Learning

If you'd like to review photo essays in more detail, see the provided lesson, Photo Essay: Definition, Themes & Examples. This lesson takes a closer look at:

  • What a photo essay is
  • The use of persuasive narratives
  • An example of a photo essay
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