This is what I do for a living. And as a photojournalist, I know that we are taught to crop in the camera. The image that is shot is the image I intend. So, when I see this complete image, I know the photographer had something in mind.
The cropped image, one can't see the books or the pen/chalk/instrument he is hold. I could not tell he was wearing a leather jacket from the first photo, as it is B&W. I don't know the significants of these things, but I think the tell a more complete story. I also believe that complete story is what the photographer had in mind.
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