“The youngest children tended to overlook any features of the photograph as an image in itself (composition, size, framing), and seemed to respond only to the subject matter depicted. For instance, they liked a picture if they liked its subject matter.”**
Here are just a few resources which share research about the use of images in learning environments and learning situations.
Images which are most like the content are most powerful for young learners. Adding captions and images increases recall of material over full-text of science books.
**Children as Photographers: