Storytelling is the cultural practice of sharing stories with others. There are many forms of storytelling—oral, digital, and written—and the medium used is often reflective of the people telling the stories. Each group has specific tales they tell and many serve a purpose such as entertainment, cultural preservation, or instilling moral values. Photography, while also a form of art, is often a part of storytelling, especially in its digital form. One indication the art of photography has become its own form of storytelling is the phrase “a picture is worth 1,000 words.”
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