In other words, photograph. I have known these roots for a couple of years now and I knew photograph broke into “light” and “write”. I never contemplated why the “write” part was a part of the word.
I now think it’s the most important part of the word. Using a moment in time you craft stories, emotions and messages to be exposed to everyone else. You take your subject or your moment show it to the world without anything more than a title to shape your view.
Photographers are writers without words.