In photographic practice, visual storytelling is often called a “photo essay” or “photo story”. It’s a way for a photographer to narrate a story with a series of photographs. There’s a difference between photography, and visual storytelling through photography. In visual storytelling, images are ordered in a specific way, either chronologically or as a series, with the aim of “infecting” the viewer’s vision and mind.
Short example of a photo storytelling (read photo captions!):