Photo stories when combined with a written story have the ability to tell a completed news story.
These stories often attract more readers because of the photos, which capture people’s attention and draw interest add to the written words.
Buzzfeed often posts news stories with photographs that make its readers really think about a story rather than just glance at it.
On Feb. 19, Buzzfeed posted a photo story, including photos from a project called Atlas of Beauty done by Romanian based photographer Noroc Mihaela.
Besides showing behind-the-scenes photos of Mihaela in work, the story includes pictures of the photographer’s work. Atlas of Beauty aimed to showcase beauty around the world and show what nations consider to be “beautiful.”
The photographer visited places such as Myanmar, Brazil, Romania and even throughout the United States. Noroc Mihaela says she hopes her project continues and plans to continue her travels. “I want to publish the first edition of The Atlas of Beauty after I make another journey,” Misaid said. “I need more images and more diversity to show that we live in an amazing world.”
Stories like this one would not work without photos. Simply explaining what the project was would not be interesting or completely understandable without examples and photographs of what Mihaela was doing.
I think that photo stories are a great way to draw in readers and will one-day become essential to each story that is being told. They make a story relatable and have more of an impact. “Seeing is believing,” and that is absolutely true when it comes to using photos in journalism.