To my own personal point of view to document something it is not just always about the text or how descriptive the information is, stead it should be a combination of text, picture, diagram, and most important of all is the arrangement on the page, the style of the text, the placement of the picture, and diagram. Many magazine companies tend to use this strategy as way to attract people attention to buy their magazine.
CMYK magazine for instance uses more pictures than words to attract people. They seem to let the pictures speak to the audience. The page arrangement and the choice of color they choose allow the story more appealing than the actually story. It seems like their success in advertisement mainly depend their style of design.
Print magazine is another good example in using pictures to attract their audience. They seem to aim for multiple audiences and that picture allow them to achieve this very easily.