Photography World News Trivia Quiz No. 1

Photography World News Trivia Quiz 2016
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American photographer Mark Seliger was chief photographer from 1992 to 2002 for which well known publication?

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It was Rolling Stone Magazine.

In what year did Adobe Photoshop turn 25 years old?

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Adobe Photoshop turned turned 25 years old in 2015.

Which actor from the 1960s TV series Star Trek was also an accomplished photographer?

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It was the late Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock in the TV series). His book publications include his monograph 'Shekhina' as well as 'The Full Body Project' (with photographer Anne Wilkes Tucker). His photography has been widely exhibited and is included in many private and public collections.

In 2015, 100 photographs by 19th Century British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron were exhibited to the public. In which London venue did this take place?

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It was the Victoria and Albert Musem.

Which famous American photographer said the following about how an SLR camera and rangefinder camera differ? "There’s a profound difference between the simple non-reflex, direct-viewing camera (such as a rangefinder) and a SLR. With a reflex you tend to make the picture in the camera; with the other, you see the picture and then put a frame around it"

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It was Elliott Erwitt.

Which Vogue Masters photographer is well known for his work on South Africa?

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It was Per-Anders Pettersson.

Which iconic pop music act had a 40th anniversary photo exhibition in London in 2014?

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It was Blondie.

In Los Angeles in the 1980s, American photographer Mark Steinmetz spent time with and was influenced by one of the most prolific photographers of the era. Who was this other photographer?

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It was Garry Winogrand.

The PHOTOLUX Festival takes place in which European Country?

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It takes place in Lucca in Italy's Tuscany region.

Which celebrated photographer joined the Magnum agency in 1979 and became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2001?

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It was Sebastião Salgado.

Robert Hill Jackson was the Dallas photographer responsible for the famous photo of John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald being fatally shot with a handgun by Jack Ruby in 1963. What rangefinder camera did Jackson photograph this scene with?

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It was a Nikon S3 rangefinder camera.

Who was Sir Paul McCartney's personal photographer for 15 years and who subsequently published a book called 'Paul McCartney: Onstage, Offstage, and Backstage'?

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It was Bill Bernstein.

Which photographer helped redefine American landscape photography in the early 1970s and was involved in something called the New Topographics movement?

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It was Lewis Baltz.

What is the world's largest photography competition (as of 2016)?

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It is the Sony World Photography Awards.

I'mpossible Project CEO Oskar Smolokowski introduced a new instant analog camera in 2016 - the first new camera for the Polaroid® 600 format since the 1980s. What is this camera called?

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It is the I'mpossible I-1.

Dutch artist, designer, curator and book publisher Erik Kessels is best known for his involvement with which photography genre?

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It is Found Photography.

Which Leica camera was the first the company produced with a full-frame digital sensor?

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It was the Leica M9.

In a 2014 Truthout Magazine article, which photographer was criticized for "fictionalizing" the people he photographed?

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It was 'Before They Pass Away' photographer Jimmy Nelson.

In what year was the World Press Photo Award first given to a woman?

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It was 1977, when French photojournalist Françoise Demulder became the first woman to be awarded the World Press Photo of the Year with her photograph of a pleading Palestinian woman at the time of the Karantina massacre in Beirut in 1976.

In 2014, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Narciso Contreras was fired by Associated Press for cloning out an object from his picture of a Syrian rebel holding a gun. What was this undesired object?

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It was another photographer's camera.

Bae Bien-u became well known as a photographer after he sold one of his landscape images to singer Sir Elton John. What country does the photographer come from?

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He is from South Korea.

Which documentary photographer published his landmark photo book 'The English at Home' in 1936?

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It was Bill Brandt.

The International Olympic Committee used which agency as their official photographer for the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016?

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It was Getty Images.

British photographer Gus Powell is a member of which photography collective?

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He is a member of In Public.

Which photographer had their first solo show in Boston in 1973 based on encounters with the city's gay and transsexual communities?

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It was Nan Goldin.

Which Japanese photographer made his name by photographing people wrapped in plastic in his studio?

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It was Haruhiko Kawaguchi.

There are only two confirmed photographs of 19th Century American outlaw 'Billy The Kid' (real name Henry McCarty). The more recently discovered photograph shows him as part of a scene in which he is engaged in a particular outdoor sporting activity in New Mexico in 1878 with his gang, the Regulators. What was this activity?

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It was croquet.

Other than Andreas Gursky and Cindy Sherman, only one other single photographer (one photographer working alone) has more than one of their images represented in the list of top 25 most expensive photographs ever sold (as of 2016). Who is that photographer?

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It is Richard Prince. Gilbert Prousch & George Passmore (known together as Gilbert and George) also have two photographs in the list, but they are two artists working collaboratively.

Which famous French photographer had a crater on the planet Mercury named after him?

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It was Eugène Atget.

The founder of the International Center of Photography in New York in 1974 was an accomplished photographer who also had a photographer brother much better known than he. Who was that brother?

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It was Robert Capa.

In 2016, a prominent museum in which American city opened the largest space in the country permanently dedicated to photography?

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It is in the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.

What are "rayographs"?

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They are what Man Ray himself called his photograms.

Which one of the following statements is TRUE regarding Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic V-J Day image of a sailor kissing a 'nurse' in Times Square, New York City, in 1945, which became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century?

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U.S. Navy photo journalist Victor Jorgensen photographed the same scene from a different angle. This picture is in the public domain, unlike the iconic Eisenstaedt photograph.

The late award-winning British photojournalist Tim Hetherington's book 'Infidel' refers to his assignment work in which country?

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It was Afghanistan.

In July 2016, in the UK, Spencer Tunick mass photographed 3,200 people wearing only paint. What was the color of the paint?

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It was blue.

In 2009, a fictional character and subsequently viral internet meme was created as a result of a Photoshop competition on an online forum for which entrants were asked to submit everyday photographs edited to appear paranormal. What is this character named?

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It is The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman).

In 2000, Helmut Newton's 'Sumo', at $430000, became the world's most expensive photo book produced in the 20th century. One of the photographs in the book shows a well known actress with her back to a wall and with a gun pointed at her. Who is this actress?

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It is Catherine Deneuve.

Which 19th Century American President is shown as an apparent ghost in a photograph with his wife?

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It was Abraham Lincoln. The (fraudulent) photograph was taken by discoverer of Spirit photography, William H. Mumler (after the president's death).

Photographer and film director Melvin Sokolsky's "Bubble" series of photographs from 1963 for Harper's Bazaar showed fashion models 'floating' above which river?

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It was the Seine river in Paris.

The word 'paparazzi' entered the English lexicon in the 1960s. From where does the word originate?

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It comes from the character 'Paparazzo' in the 1960 film 'La Dolce Vita'. The character's name is derived from the Italian word 'pappataci' (mosquito).

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