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Exemplary

4 pts
Exemplary

Photo Essay Rubric


Proficient
Emerging
3 pts
2 pts
Proficient
Emerging

Developing
1 pts
Developing

Visual Text
40 %
(photographs/imag All of the images Most of the
Some of the
Few of the images
es)
are appropriate to images are
images are
are appropriate to
the topic,
appropriate to the appropriate to the the topic,
evocative,
topic, evocative, topic, evocative, evocative,
visually
visually
visually
visually
captivating, and captivating, and captivating, and captivating, and
show unique
show unique
show unique
show unique
perspectives of
perspectives of
perspectives of
perspectives of
the theme.
the theme.
the theme.
the theme.
Typography &
Exemplary
Proficient
Emerging
Developing
Semantics
20 % (the
Title and captions Title and captions Title and captions Title and captions
meaning,
compliment the compliment the sometimes
seldom
arrangement, and images and work images and often compliment the compliment the
appearance of
together
work together to images but
images and do
printed matter)
harmoniously to reinforce the
inconsistently
not work together
reinforce the
theme.
work together to to reinforce the
theme
reinforce the
theme.
consistently.
theme.
Organization
Exemplary
Proficient
Emerging
Developing
20 % (how the
various elements Presentation
Presentation
Presentation
Presentation
are organized)
includes student includes student includes student includes student
name and the
name and the
name and the
name and the
photo story title. photo story title. photo story title. photo story title.
Each slide
Each slide
Each slide
Each slide
includes an image includes an image includes an image includes an image
and
and
and
and
accompanying
accompanying
accompanying
accompanying
text. Photos are text. Photos
text. Photos
text. Photos
carefully
create emotion
create emotion
inconsistently
sequenced to
and communicate and represent
create emotion
build emotion and thematically.
subject matter.
and may veer
communicate
from subject
thematically.
matter.
Overall
Exemplary
Proficient
Emerging
Developing
Impression/Aest
hetic Effect
Photo essay
Photo essay often Photo essay
Photo essay
10 % (the overall evokes strong
evokes emotion occastionally
inconsistently
psychological
emotion and
and evidences
evokes emotion evokes emotion
response to the
evidences
creativity. The
and evidences
and evidences
photo essay as a creativity. The
presentation as a some creativity. little creativity.
work of artistic
presentation as a whole is
The presentation The presentation
rhetoric)
whole is
aesthetically
as a whole is
as a whole is spits
aesthetically
pleasing.
aesthetically
in the face of
harmonious.
pleasing.
aesthetics.
Theme
Exemplary
Proficient
Emerging
Developing
10 % (the
universal insight Theme is clear
Theme is clear
Theme is clear
Theme is unclear

that is
and wellcommunicated by developed
the essay)
throughout entire
photo essay.

and welldeveloped
throughout most
of the photo
essay.

and welldeveloped
throughout some
of the photo
essay.

or not welldeveloped
throughout the
photo essay.

http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?code=A5A93W&sp=yes'>Rubric: Photo Essay Rubric</a>

Only original photographs are acceptable. Any changes to one original photograph will be automatically disqualified
aside from: minor color correction, cropping, and panorama.
It must be comprised of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 photos.
Formats must be in digital format
copywriting is encouraged
missing:
desired audience
specific theme

1.
2.
3.

Choose a subject matter or an idea for your photo essay.


Collect your "data by taking photos that may relate to your idea.
Organize your photos by determining an introduction, body, and conclusion. Try to photographically
follow the format of topic sentence, concrete detail, and commentary.
4.
Write a concise, sharp, meaningful text for each photo or photo chunk.
5.
Choose a title for your essay that expresses your theme.
6.
Prepare a visual display on a cartolina, illustration board, or folder.

7.
8.

Print your pictures in digital format with 4R sizes with no borders.


Place minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 of your best photos.

The day to display will be on ___________ at______________.


Writing Considerations

Plan the connection between textual and visual components. How will you use both your writing and your
photos to communicate your thesis to your audience?

Consider your style. How can you best communicate your message to your audience and still create an
essay that reflects you as a writer/creator?

Decide on format. How will you display your photo essay?