The overall purpose of my thesis is to explain and highlight the importance of photographic storytelling. We are often influenced by what we see visually. Naturally it shapes us as human beings and our way of thinking. We often connect to things we can relate to as if we see ourselves becoming a part of the scenario or story given to us. By noting the impact photojournalism has had on the past generations, I want to show how important the visual perspective on certain events can shape our society. Lastly, seeing as how photojournalism has become a male-dominated society, I want to highlight the role of the women in photojournalism; how female photojournalists can add more of an emotional factor to photography.