The University of New Mexico Best Student Essays

Photo Essays

To submit a photo essay, please click on the "submit" tab on the left and read the submission guidelines.

We welcome photo essays with black and white or color pictures. Photo essays are not eligible for our "Best Essay" prize, but they are often our favorite part of the magazine. Photo essays may include as many pictures as the author chooses to include, but please understand that we may have to cut some pictures if we do not have enough space.

What is a Photo Essay?

A photo essay is a series of photographs that are intended to tell a story and/or evoke emotion in the viewer. Photo essays sometimes have short captions for each picture or full essays with few or many photographs. You have most likely seen photo essays in newspapers and magazines before.

Photo Essay Examples

You can look at past issues of BSE, many of which include photo essays, here:

There's also an example on this website here:

Updated October 27, 2015

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