Many years ago I took photographs for an alternative newsweekly. I also wrote investigative feature articles, but the photography was often more difficult. Whether I was taking photos to illustrate my own stories or stories written by other people, the challenge of capturing something in a photo to tell a story of its own was sometimes daunting.
These days I revisit my roots by wandering around and capturing little slices of life, whether it's a rally, like in the photo above, or something more spontaneous or even mundane. I try to let the photos speak for themselves as much as possible. Below are some other examples of these types of photographs, generally called "documentary photography."