What is the proper English word that means a publication (e.g. in a paper or online) consisting of a series of photographs along with short author’s comments? Here is a live example of such publication. Can it be called a photo report (and if yes, then photo report or photoreport?), or there is another established term for it?
The links above are to Wikipedia, but here are definitions from Oxford English Dictionary:
Photo-essay: A series of thematically related photographs, usually supplemented or linked together by a narrative text or commentary; an essay, biography, etc., consisting of numerous photographs, with or without accompanying textual matter.
This definition is first cited in 1948.
The Atlantic Coast Exhibition by Eliot Elisofon, a Life Magazine photo essay, closes this week end.
- 1948 Portland (Maine) Press Herald 5 Nov. 15/5
Photojournalism: The use of photographs in journalism; journalism consisting primarily of photographs.
The first citation of this term is from 1938:
While Photo-Journalism is a comparatively new development in America, it has already taken quite an important position in Europe, where it developed during the past ten years.
- 1938 A. Eisenstaedt in W. D. Morgan & H. M. Lester Miniature Camera Wk. iv. 67/1
Your link points to what is colloquially called a "photoblog" or a "photolog". It is rooted in the concatenation of "photo" and "blog". However, it is not recognized as an official word by OED or Webster (yet).
Photoblog : Oxford Living Dictionaries
A blog in which the postings are primarily in the form of photographs.
‘I'm helping them set up a photoblog which will hopefully give everyone a chance to see some of those amazing pictures’
Wikipedia has an entry.
photo story OED
n. a story with accompanying photographs; (in early use also occasionally) a story told in photographic form, a film.
1992 Working on her photography in the late '40s, she succeeded in getting a major photostory published in the London-based ‘Picture Post’.