Picture Stories and Documentaries

Picture stories tell enhanced stories though multiple pictures. We see much more of the stories structure and enhancements than is possible with a single picture. Documentaries are extended versions of picture stories. They are usually carried out over a longer period of time.


Luc Novovitch documented the life of a Japanese man with Hansen’s Disease (former name leprosy) in Islands of Shame. Read how Novovitch worked within the constraints of access he had to achieve a focused documentary.