Photo essays have two components, the image itself and some text to give the reader a direction. In my photo essays, the text I’ve written forms the primary part of the photo essay, and the image is simply referenced to support the text.

I chose these images because I felt they each had a powerful purpose. In the images, I was able to observe details and interpret the motive behind each of those details. This is something I was previously unable to do, as I would have dismissed those details as insignificant. While I was able to spot details, I’m still not satisfied with my interpretation. I feel my language was unable to properly capture my intended meaning.

A big challenge for me was providing alternative angles to the interpretation of a detail. However, this challenge was rewarding; by analyzing the rhetoric used by the ad, I learnt how to use rhetoric as well.