A photo essay is in effect a short series of photographs which tell a story or document a series of actions. A photo essay is illustrated by a series of images which you may see in a magazine to tell a story. In general it will show a series if actions to illustrate the story.

The photo essay below illustrates some fishermen from the initial preparation right through to the sorting of the fish, together with the action in between. It attempts to catch all the action.

Pulling in the Nets

The Catch

The Catch

Sorting the Catch