Every photograph holds a story. From personal snapshots to conceptual work by artists, an image provides a unique window into a broader narrative.

While many of us are familiar with documentary work, artists have explored a number of ways to use photography as a visual language, making images that draw us in.

Check out the video below to learn more:

Want to learn more? Don’t forget to browse other inspiring resources on the fundamentals of photography at MOPA’s Photo 101Also, make sure to check out MOPA’s Nancy K. Dubois Library for unique resources related to photography and film.

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