Arthur Rothstein discusses the genre of the photo essay. He speaks on the qualities of a good photograph and the use of clichés. He then discusses visual literacy, describing the difference between a picture story and a photo essay. Following this, Rothstein presents a slideshow and discusses the history of photography.
Focus '83 Lectures to students on photography - Arthur Rothstein, Monday morning, opening speech - Dan Dry, Part 1, Monday afternoon (container) Arthur Rothstein - Monday morning opening speech (item-level)