Let me start by thanking all of you for submitting more than 20,000 images to this assignment! Editing those and watching how you all see was a real delight. It is a surprising glimpse into your lives and visions.
This was intentionally a wide-open assignment. I wanted to see how you all would respond to me asking you to shake up your vision and try new things. Respond you did! I’ve seen inventive frames of familiar situations, the ordinary rendered extraordinary by the careful use of camera position. I’ve seen photographers embrace the edges of the frame as a way to create power. I’ve seen people being intentional about what they put in and leave out of a photograph. All this circles back to one fundamental of photography. As photographers we are responsible for every single thing that goes on inside the picture. Maybe an obvious idea but one I repeat to myself every day.