Not all photographs belong in a story, essay or series. Some can be enough all on their own. Mary Ellen Mark was once asked if she consciously developed a narrative in her stories, something with a beginning, middle, and end. I liked her answer. “No. I don’t do that. I always think of the single image. One thing I always hope for is that I have a photograph that is so powerful it can open the story, but then I want everything else to be very strong also. So I think about a narrative only in the hope that I will have several pages of individually strong photographs.” (Interview Source)