Here are some uncropped (or “unzoomed”) versions of iconic photographs that show more context than their famous cropped counterparts. It’s interesting to see what photographers and photo editors chose to keep and what they chose to throw away. The image above is an alternate view of Tank Man.
Guerrillero Heroico by Alberto Korda showing Che Guevara:
The Million Dollar Quartet (the woman is cropped out of the famous image):
Cover photo for the Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“. Notice the portrait of Hitler sidelined on the right:
The “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster:
Do you know of any other uncropped iconic images? If so, share it with us in the comments and we may append it to this post!