Sight Reading Challenge Four: Cropping Matters, and Week Three Winner

Submitted by Kate Meyers Emery,

Challenge Four: Cropping Matters

Entry Period: August 8-15, 2016
Hashtag: #GEMcrop

Challenge: For this Sight Reading Instagram Challenge, we want you to think creatively about cropping and framing images. What you decide to show in a photograph (and what is hidden from view) can alter the viewers understanding of the photo. This week, play around with cropping your image in a creative way. 

For rules and more on the challenges, visit our introductory post from the first week.

A good example of this, is the way that Lewis W. Hine's photography, Mechanic and steam pump, has been cropped over time in different ways to show different aspects of the image. The full photograph evokes a different feel that that of the up close up image, which focuses more on the man than the mechine. 

Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874–1940). Mechanic and steam pump, 1920. Gelatin silver print. George Eastman Museum, gift of the Photo League Lewis Hine Memorial Committee. 


Congratulations to our Sight Reading Challenge Three Winner: James Prochnik with his photo of a subway acrobat.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their photographs, and good luck next week! To see all the entries, check out #GEMmove on Instagram! 

Monday, August 8, 2016