There have been a number of times when I mentioned the word diptych and I got a puzzled look from the person that I was talking to . Basically to clear this mystery I am presenting a very clear definition of it specifically when it relates to photography.
A diptych is putting two photos parallel to each other in an either horizontal or perpendicular orientation. This method usually is used to pair two unique photos to look better together. Typically the paired images complement each other to create an entire new feeling or message. They support each other with something that ties them together which can range from storytelling, color, form, texture, and so on.
At my place of employment we were presented with a photo competition that my co-worker Michael Hughes picked the subject for. Above are some examples of Diptychs that he thought best defined them. Below is my response to his challenge.
I would like to invite you to submit your interpretation of a diptych. Submit below.