Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wilder Place, S. Highlands, Shreveport, in the atmospheric fog

Photography test / technique, personalities, history / Trudeau

1. Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre, pioneers of photography (see the Daguerreotype), were from __. a) England b) Germany c) France d) Croatia e) Greece.
2. William Henry Fox Talbot, developer of the Calotype (In Greek “Calo” means beauty), aka the Talbottype, was from __ (use choices above).
3. Ansel Adams’ home was a) San Francisco b) Yosemite Park c) Philadelphia d) Sacramento.
4) Clarence John Laughlin, author of the photographic tour Ghosts Along the Mississippi, was a resident of a) Baton Rouge b) New Orleans c) Gulfport, MS d) Lake Charles.
5) George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, was a denizen of __
a) Philadelphia, PA b) Rochester, NY c) NYC d) Boston, MA.
6) While Matthew Brady, portraitist of the social class of America in the mid-1800’s, had a studio in NYC, he operated from his gallery in __ during the US Civil War (1861 - 1865). a) Washington, DC b) Philadelphia, PA
c) Rochester, NY d) Richmond, VA.
7) “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” aka the inventor & entrepreneur Thomas A. Edison, made his fortune while working from the state of a) NY b) NJ
c) Conn. d) Mass.
8) Yosemite National Park is in the __ mountains . a) California b) Rocky c) Appalachian d) Sierra Nevada.
9) Photos is a root which means Light and was derived from the a) Latin b) Greek c) Sanskrit d) Old English e) High German.
10) The belief that your culture or nation is superior to others is called
a) ethnocentrism b) fascism c) communism d) capitalism.
11) The Kinetoscope was a precedent-breaking development of __.
a) Louis & Auguste Lumiere b) Thomas Edison c) Mathew Brady d) Louis Daguerre.
12) One of the pioneers of photography became a mogul and philanthropist. This mega-successful entrepreneur was a) George Eastman b) Mathew Brady c) Louis Daguerre d) Ansel Adams.

Photography / Trudeau

13) Margaret Bourke-White, Jacob Riis, Gordon Parks; these imminent photographers were based in the municipality of __.
a) NYC b) Hollywood, CA c) Washington, DC d) London, UK.
14) The Leica camera, higher in status than even Hasselblad (Sweden) or Nikon (Japan), is a product of the outstanding lens design and mechanical innovation developed in the European nation of a) England b) Germany c) France d) Italy.
15) The word Camera actually means “room” in this language: a) Italian
b) Greek c) German d) English.
16) This photographer helped persuade Congress, via his photos, to set aside more land in the national wildlife program: a) Clarence John Laughlin
b) Jacob Riis c) Ansel Adams d) Mathew Brady.
17) The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle observed that light passing through a small hole in the wall of a room formed an upside-down image of an object. The first crude camera, called a __ __ (dark chamber), consisted of a huge box with a tiny opening in one side that admitted light. a) camera obscura b) cave canem c) opus dei d) in vino, veritas.
18) The innovator whose products (roll film, etc.) made photography widespread and inexpensive: a) Samuel Kodak b) Mathew Brady c) George Eastman d) Thomas Edison.
19) The photographer who amassed the greatest number of photos (some 10,000) on one topic: a) Louis Daguerre b) Mathew Brady c) Thomas Edison d) George Eastman.
20) The journalists who were social reformers at the turn of the century were called muckrakers. Among them was a photojournalist who exposed the poverty of NYC’s immigrants and children: a) George Eastman b) Margaret Bourke-White c) Jacob Riis d) Thomas Edison.

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