photo-essay

noun
pho·to-es·say | \ ˈfō-tō-ˌe-ˌsā \

Definition of photo-essay 

: a group of photographs (as in a book or magazine) arranged to explore a theme or tell a story

First Known Use of photo-essay

1944, in the meaning defined above

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