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41 Examples of Photo Storytelling

From Combat Survivor Portraitures to Panoramic Picture Stories

— July 22, 2014 — Art & Design
Photographic storytelling is the art of conveying stories, ideas and viewpoints through the medium of photography. It is a great example of how photography is not just the practice of creating visually interesting or stunning pictures, but is about telling stories, real or fantasized.

A lot of photographic storytelling involves capturing shots of interesting scenes and phenomena that cannot easily be explained through words. These photos either tell the story of an interesting person or persons in an overlooked environment, or occupy a human rights or awareness angle by depicting the plight of people in poverty-stricken or war-torn places.

The wide variety of digital manipulation techniques available to photographers -- as well as their inherent creativity -- also make it possible to use photographs to tell fantasized stories.

Staged photographs can be used to convey themes of fantasy, prophecy, the paranormal and anything else that might inhabit the photographer's imagination. They can also be used to tell stories about real-life themes that many people are familiar with.
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Superstitious Dog Photography
Superstitious Dog Photography
The Black Dogs Project Captures Black Dogs Overlooked for Adoption
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Social Media Stranger Proposals
Social Media Stranger Proposals
Strangers on Instagram Help a Man Propose to His Fiance
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Jewel Miner Photography
Jewel Miner Photography
Anna Huix Follows the Stories of Gemstone Hunters from the Karakoram
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Stunning Panoramic Photos
Stunning Panoramic Photos
Experience the 'London 80 Gigapixels' High-Resolution Virtual Tour
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Solemn Photo Perspectives
Solemn Photo Perspectives
The Photographers' Stories is a Free Commemorative eBook
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Simultaneous Street Snapshots
Simultaneous Street Snapshots
'Tokyo Tokyo' is a Series of Dual Angle Candid Street Photography
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Paranatural Photo Sequences
Paranatural Photo Sequences
Image Series Summons the Dead to Convey a Message About Life
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Social Travel Ads
Social Travel Ads
Loews Hotels' 'Travel for Real' Campaign Uses Authentic Instagram Photos
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Combat Survivor Portraitures
Combat Survivor Portraitures
Sarah Fretwell Travels to the DRC to Raise Awareness
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Storytelling Insurance Ads
Storytelling Insurance Ads
K&H's Ad Tells a Tale of Getting Hurt While Skiing with Just Photos
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Brightened Wartime Captures
Brightened Wartime Captures
The Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Reveals a Moment in History
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Nostalgic Sibling Photography
Nostalgic Sibling Photography
Photographer Wilma Hurskainen Recreates a Moment in Time
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Skyscraper Squatter Captures
Skyscraper Squatter Captures
The Iwan Bann Photographs Document the Abandoned Torre David Building
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Trailing Traveling Captures
Trailing Traveling Captures
Murad Osmann Captures His Adventures with His Girlfriend
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Illuminated Forest Photography
Illuminated Forest Photography
The Burned Over Series by Amelia Bauer Focuses on New York Forests
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Panoramic Picture Stories
Panoramic Picture Stories
Lucie & Simon 'Rendez-Vous' in Vienna After a Long Journey
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Obscure Figurine Photography
Obscure Figurine Photography
Isaac Cordal Creates Zombie-Like Creatures in Cement Eclipses
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Melancholy Factory Worker Depictions
Melancholy Factory Worker Depictions
Michael Wolf Reveals the True Story Behind Beloved Toys
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Tattooed Nuptial Photography
Tattooed Nuptial Photography
Mike Allebach Snaps Pictures of Tattooed Brides on Their Big Day
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Sacred Animalistic Captures
Sacred Animalistic Captures
Karen Knorr Represents Indian Fables and Myths Through Photography
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Eye-Opening Photography Programs
Eye-Opening Photography Programs
EPHAS Teaches Students to Use Pictures to Tell Stories
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Domestic Horror Movie Editorials
Domestic Horror Movie Editorials
The Vogue Italia April 2014 Portrays Domestic Violence Scenes
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Multicultural Metropolis Photography
Multicultural Metropolis Photography
Multiculturalism Shines in the Cosmopolis Toronto Project
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Serene Slumdog Captures
Serene Slumdog Captures
The Nicholas Hermann Photography Series is Quite Remarkable
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Surreal Dream-like Portraits
Surreal Dream-like Portraits
Artist Ceslovas Cesnakevicius Creates a World of his Own
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Vengeful Romance Photography
Vengeful Romance Photography
The Poison Photo Series by Pauline Darley is Somber and Romantic
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Then-and-Now Senior Shots
Then-and-Now Senior Shots
Identities by Ana Oliveira Reveal the Passage of Time Through Photos
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Transcendant Dream-Recreating Photography
Transcendant Dream-Recreating Photography
The Photography by Alexandra Vacaroiu is AaDream Gateway
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Ominous Medusa Photography
Ominous Medusa Photography
The Sylwia Makris 2012 Photo Shoot is Dark and Dangerous
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Intimate Arabic Photoshoots
Intimate Arabic Photoshoots
Akram Zaatari Photography Shows the Narrative of Queer Couples
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Storytelling Photo Shoots
Storytelling Photo Shoots
The Eliot Lee Hazel Photography Series Sparks the Imagination
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Before & After War Portraits
Before & After War Portraits
Claire Felicie Documents the Effect of the Iraq War on Soldiers
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Mysterious Garbage Photography
Mysterious Garbage Photography
Ambroise Tezenas Tells Compelling Stories With Pictures
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Surreal Scenario Photography
Surreal Scenario Photography
Tim Walker Story Teller Showcases Imaginative Settings
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Captivating Prostitution Photography
Captivating Prostitution Photography
The Jane Hilton Precious Photo Series is Powerfully Moving
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Surreal Nuptial Captures
Surreal Nuptial Captures
Sergey Ivanov Turns Couples into Art with Creative Wedding Photos
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Storytelling Fashion Shoots
Storytelling Fashion Shoots
Tim Walker's Folk Song Inspiration
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Action-Packed Nuptial Photos
Action-Packed Nuptial Photos
Serge Spices Up Special Commitments with Unique Wedding Photos
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Modern Fairytale Photography
Modern Fairytale Photography
Liisa Härmson Tells a Love Story with Her Romantic Photos
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Intimate Vintage Street Photographs
Intimate Vintage Street Photographs
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows Book Release Exposes Artist
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Miniature Bodily Landscapes
Miniature Bodily Landscapes
Allan Teger Uses Bodies as His Theaters
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Whimsical Fairy Tale Photography
Whimsical Fairy Tale Photography
These Photos by Katerina Plotnikova Reference Iconic Folklore
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Vampire Child Photography
Vampire Child Photography
Toystory By Oleg Duryagin Inspired by Twilight?
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