Most times art/photography is taken much too literally. Thankfully, there are websites that push the boundaries of interpretation. One of those sites, which I thankfully stumbled upon, is the photographic dictionary.
"the photographic dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph."
a is for ascent
b is for book
and c is for crucifix
There are many more wonderful images to browse through, letter by letter. Each image is attached to the artist's word that they have chosen. The site is very streamlined and browsing through all of the words is quite calming in an odd sort of way.
Feel like submitting your own word along with a pictorial definition? The site is still accepting submissions.