Tell a story
A triptych was a common form of religious artwork, and was often used in an altarpiece, showing three sections of the same story or a larger image separated into three. Since then the triptych has been used in a wide variety of other art forms, and it’s particularly suited to displaying photos. Narrative often plays a part when three images are presented together, as our natural instinct is to look for the story. As the saying goes, a good story should have a beginning, middle and end – a mantra that works nicely with three images.