Although it isn’t photography, I can’t help but keep on thinking about the work of artist John Romita Jr when thinking about narrative. I first came across his work through watching Kick-Ass and as I looked deeper into his art I heard about an issue of Hulk which he drew, but all the words were written at the back of the comic rather then inside each frame like they usually are. It was voted best Issue of the month by Marvel because with John Romita’s work you don’t need text balloons, his images tell the story with no words.
Thats what we try to do as photographers, we can choose to have supporting text but unless it’s part of the image it can get lost on the internet. In either an image or a series of images we tell stories without using words.