A compilation of the 10 most interesting photo essays published online in january, as curated by mikko takkunen the 10 best photo essays of the month in-depth photo essay that follows the.
Can photography be used as form of therapy i believe it can from my early teens and well into my mid-thirties i was always deeply depressed and filled with thoughts of loneliness and suicide later in my life i would be diagnosed and treated for two forms of depression at the time, however, i knew nothing about why i felt the way i did what kept me going in my darkest moments of despair.
During the great depression, the farm security administration dispatched photographers across the united states to document poverty in west virginia, marion post wolcott and ben shahn marion depicted the hardscrabble life of coal miners in their photos. The drought that helped cripple agriculture in the great depression was the worst in the climatological history of the country by 1934 it had dessicated the great plains, from north dakota to texas, from the mississippi river valley to the rockies. Photo editor email bio tara wray august 10 (tara wray/yoffy press) wray took most of the photos in the book in vermont during a period when she was experiencing a bout of depression the.
From the name given, a photo essay is a written article consisting of a collection of images and texts it has the ability to tell a story through a progression of events, emotions, and concepts you see, there are times when photographs cannot stand alone.
For this photo essay project, i photographed a series of objects that connect directly to terms and experiences i encounter on a daily basis while coping with a mental illness my photographs will talk about the process of accepting depression and learning how to live and move forward while making the best of my life.