A photo essay tells a narrative through a series of photos.
You are required to take a series of photos that tell a story for your photo essay folio. There must be a minimum of 5 photos in your folio. In your book you need to plan for the photo essay. You must list at least 10 ideas in a brainstorm and then select one and make notes and thumbnail drawings for your planning of the shoot.
See Regina for a handout with further information.