We celebrate stories, well told. We cherish stories and visual storytellers. Whether the stories entertain, educate or inspire us, what they reveal is an essential part of knowing who we are and what we value.
Focus on the Story is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to using the power of photography to spark discussion around the important issues of our day. Located in the nation’s capital, Focus on the Story supports and encourages photographers of diverse backgrounds to explore visual storytelling’s critical role documenting the world around us and its ability to spur social change.
Originally started in 2016 as a website showcasing visual storytelling, Focus on the Story has grown into a multi-faceted photography brand. Focus on the Story has run five photography workshops in Cuba, published two photo books – UnPresidented (2017) and Chasing the Great American Eclipse (2018) – and organized the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, June 7 – 10 in Washington, D.C.
We’re always on the lookout for compelling visual storytelling. If you have a personal project or images that fits into our mission, let us know.