Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
I guess I was hoping the image was strong enough with the title
This is just me, but I feel that, since photography is a visual medium, the photograph isn't communicating effectively if it needs the title, background info paragraph listed in the gallery catalogue, or the little bit of haiku decoupaged over the edge. The moment text becomes necessary, it's a (however-short) essay, illustrated with a photograph.

Not that photographically-illustrated essays are a bad thing, but "the work" at that point is not a photograph, it's a multi-component piece of which the photograph is one part.