Photo Book Quiz 2

We recently staged an online, zoom based photo book quiz for a bunch of photographers. It went very well, and we posted the quiz, now having held our second quiz we thought we would share that quiz also! So, to save you the trouble of having to write your own questions and find your own answers here is the second quiz we set. Why not set up your own event! Wine, beer, bar snacks and bar based Zoom backgrounds are optional! Or maybe you just might want to test your own knowledge! You’ll find the answers at the bottom of this page.

You can find the first quiz here: https://unitednationsofphotography.com/2020/05/18/photo-book-quiz/

Photo Book Quiz 2

 Round 1: Travel

  1. What was the name of the publisher who first published Robert Frank’s The Americans and for a bonus point which female photographer did he marry?
  2. In 2001 Joel Sternfield created a book based on a walk, what was it called?
    a) Walking the High Line b) A Walk in the Woods c) East 100th Street
  3. Can you name the Vancouver based photographer whose book Modern Colour documented the work created on his weekly photo walk that he had undertaken for the past 60 years.
  4. In 2013 David Campany edited and curated a book of press photographs of American petrol stations. What was it called?
  5. What is the name of the book first published in 1989 by Pantheon, that Walker Evans created in Cuba in 1933?
  6. What is the name of Niall McDiarmid’s book based on Vauxhall Bus Station?
  7. Which three cities did William Klein document in the three books that followed his book on New York in 1956. One point for each correct city.
  8. In which year was Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places first published? Was it:
    a)1982 b)1985 c) 1989
  9. In which country did Peter Beard create the majority of his Africa based work?
    a) Kenya  b) Tanzania c) South Africa
  10. What is the name of the multi-award winning Icelandic photographer currently documenting all of the countries of the arctic for a forthcoming book?

Round 2: Portrait

  1. What is the name of the book that features portraits by Snowdon created between 1973-1983 and that was published in 1983?
  2. Can you name three of David Bailey’s wives and girlfriends whom he photographed and featured in his books? Extra point for every extra name over three!
  3. Which Canadian city is the Armenian photographer Karsh most associated with?
    a) Ottawa b)Vancouver c) Montreal
  4. What is the city in which the Becher’s taught and where the portrait photographers Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth studied?
  5. In which year was Richard Avedon’s In The American West first published?
    a) 1981 b)1985 c) 1989
  6. What was the name of Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig’s first book?
    a) Naked City b) Gotham c) New York Stories
  7. Lee Freidlander was responsible for a body of vintage prints being published after a photographer’s death in a book titled Photographs From Storyville. What was the name of the photographer?
  8. What was the name of the first female world bodybuilding champion photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe? He created a book of the work named after her with the addition of the word ‘Lady’
    a) Lisa Landy b) Lisa Lioness c) Lisa Lyon
  9. What is the first name of the UK portrait photographer whose second name is Borden and who created a book of his work titled Survivor?
  10. What is the name of the photographer whose book One Day Young was published by Hoxton Mini Press in 2015?

Round 3: The Classics

  1. What is the name of the photographer who documented the 1936 Berlin Olympics for the film and subsequent book Olympia? An extra point for spelling the name correctly.
  2. Which photographer had a book titled Perspective of Nudes published in 1961?
  3. What part of his hand did Robert Frank comment on in the title of his 1972 book of his work
    a) Nails b) Lines c) Index
  4. What was the title of Sally Mann’s first book published in 1984?
  5. In which year was August Sander’s Face of our Time first published?
    a) 1929 b)1931 c)1933
  6. Which street in Los Angeles was documented by Ed Ruscha in his iconic 1966 book?
  7. What question does Robert Adam seek to answer in the title of his 1994 book?
    a) Canon or Nikon? b) Why people photograph c) Why photography?
  8. What is the title of the book first published in 1941 with text by James Agee and photographs by Walker Evans?
  9. This book was first published in 1988 with an essay by John Berger and Sylvia Grant with the title In Flagrante. Who was the photographer?
  10. Paul Graham’s 2007 book offered a shimmer of what in its title?

 

ANSWERS

Round 1: Travel

  1. Robert Delpire and Sarah Moon
  2. a) Walking the High Line 
  3. Fred Herzog
  4. Gasoline
  5. Havana 1933
  6. Via Vauxhall
  7. Rome, Moscow, Tokyo
  8. a) 1982
  9. a) Kenya  
  10. Ragnar Axelsson

Round 2: Portrait

  1. Sittings 1973-1983
  2. Marie Helvin, Catherine Dyer (Bailey), Penelope Tree, Jean Shrimpton, Catherine Deneuve
  3. a) Ottawa
  4. Dusseldorf
  5. b)1985
  6. a) Naked City 
  7. E J Bellocq
  8. c) Lisa Lyon
  9. Harry
  10. Jenny Lewis

Round 3: The Classics

  1. Leni Riefenstahl
  2. Bill Brandt
  3. b) Lines
  4. Second Sight
  5. a) 1929
  6. Sunset Strip
  7. b) Why people photograph
  8. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
  9. Chris Killip
  10. Possibility

 

 

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