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What is a Triptych? Similar to a diptych, which is a photograph that uses two different or identical images side by side to form one single artistic statement, a Triptych uses ...
three or more pictures to tell a story or perhaps show more than one facet of an object, place or person. In photography a triptych (pronounced /ˈtrɪptɪk/ TRIP-tik, from the Greek τρίπτυχο, from tri- “three” + ptychē “fold”) is a work of art which is divided into three sections. It is therefore a type of polyptych, the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is typically the largest and it is flanked by two smaller related works, although there are triptychs of equal-sized panels. Today, a triptych is just any picture in three parts, which may be in one or three frames. The three parts may be from a single picture split in three sections, for three related pictures that are designed to be shown together, or three seemingly unrelated pictures that have been put together at the decision of the artist. The images can literally be in contact with each other, or separated by a border or frame. If an image can  speak a thousand words, then can two or more (a Triptych) be better than one?