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RE: Photographic Storytelling

Yes and I would take the inverse as well if I may... Some great street photography doesnt always tell the story, it essentially asks a question. Why is the man so sad? Why is a woman standing on a car etc.

Or as in this shot, why is a couple wrapped up all alone on a chilly beach with a storm advancing...

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IOW to me a good photo compels the viewer to do something, think, laugh, cry, wonder...Something..

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Yes, exactly! If art cannot draw out an emotional response, it's not art at all. It doesn't even need to be a positive response! Confusion and anger are legitimate responses as well.

I agree completely with your assessment on that photo of that couple. That's a really striking image.