Quiz: The History Of Photography! Trivia

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Quiz: The History Of Photography! Trivia

Have you ever looked at the history of photography? Would you be able to ACE this quiz? This quiz is centered around questions like who the inventor of the polaroid was, who photographed “View of Yosemite Valley From Glacier Point,” who conducted motion studies of horse’s hooves, who invented the Periphote panoramic camera, and who invented color photography. This quiz explains the early history of photography, and you will capture the image with a high score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the most influential figure in American photography that leads a movement called the photo-secessionists (“distinctive medium of individual expression”), created a journal called Camera Work (art magazine), brought modern European Art to America, persuaded the MET to display photographs as art, and helped launch the careers of young photographers such as Ansel Adams and Paul Strand?
    • A. 

      Ansel Adams

    • B. 

      Alfred Stieglitz

    • C. 

      Edwin Land

  • 2. 
    Who defined heliography as spontaneously reproducing the image received in the camera obscura by the action of light with all the gradations from black to white?
    • A. 

      Julia Margaret Cameron

    • B. 

      Joseph Nicephore Niepce

    • C. 

      George Eastman

  • 3. 
    Who was the inventor of polaroid?
    • A. 

      William-Henry Jackson

    • B. 

      Timothy O'Sullivan

    • C. 

      Edwin Land

  • 4. 
    Who was the trained painter who went to England during the Crimean War to bring back revenue? He was also the world’s first photojournalist.
    • A. 

      Roger Fenton

    • B. 

      Freres Lumiere

    • C. 

      Carleton Watkins

  • 5. 
    Who invented the Express Detective Nadar Tropical with dry plates with Eastman roll film?
    • A. 

      Paul Newman

    • B. 

      Paul Strand

    • C. 

      Paul Nadar

  • 6. 
    Who photographed every town and village in the Alps by the inexpensive reproduction using the wet-plate negative?
    • A. 

      Matthew Brady

    • B. 

      Bisson Auguste

    • C. 

      Louis Daguerre

  • 7. 
    Who was the Civil War photographer who also photographed Abe Lincoln, U.S. Government bought his work, but soon after the war ended he wasn’t able to make much of an income because no one wanted to remember the war?
    • A. 

      Andre-Adolpho-Eugene Disdori

    • B. 

      Matthew Brady

    • C. 

      Alfred Steiglitz

  • 8. 
    Who had an iron will and irrepressible zeal; wet-plate photographer; through this he/she photographed many people and through trial and error he/she took many pictures that favored his/her subjects somewhat in “motion?”
    • A. 

      George Eastman

    • B. 

      Julia Margaret Cameron

    • C. 

      Bisson Auguste

  • 9. 
    Who photographed this: "View of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point?”
    • A. 

      Carleton Watkins

    • B. 

      Edwin Land

    • C. 

      William-Henry Jackson

  • 10. 
    Who conducted motion studies of horses’ hooves which were anatomical revelations and led to motion pictures?
    • A. 

      Roger Fenton

    • B. 

      Eadward Muybridge

    • C. 

      William-Henry Jackson

  • 11. 
    Who was a resigned banker who turned into photographic plate manufacturing business owner, invented $25 cameras (mail it in and you receive more film back), revolutionized the photographic market with its simplicity of use and freedom from the mess of darkroom chemistry by inventing the folding camera?
    • A. 

      Edward Muybridge

    • B. 

      James Maxwell

    • C. 

      George Eastman

  • 12. 
    Who was the most famous photographer who had an exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, The Family of Man featuring 500 pictures by 273 photographers in 68 countries that argued for our common humanity?
    • A. 

      William Henry Fox Talbot

    • B. 

      Edward Jean Steichen

    • C. 

      Louis Daguerre

  • 13. 
    Who invented the plate coated with light-sensitive silver iodide to obtain a faint image, which he turned into mercury vapor?
    • A. 

      Andre-Adolpho-Eugene Disdori

    • B. 

      George Eastman

    • C. 

      Louis Daguerre

  • 14. 
    Who pioneered the documentation of the West by using horses and mules to haul huge wet-plate cameras through magnificent and unexplored territory?
    • A. 

      William-Henry Jackson

    • B. 

      Eadward Muybridge

    • C. 

      Carleton Watkins

    • D. 

      Timothy O'Sullivan

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Who invented the Periphote panoramic camera?
    • A. 

      Edwin Land

    • B. 

      Freres Lumiere

    • C. 

      Louis Daguerre

  • 16. 
    Who patented a method of producing eight carte-de-visite images on a single wet collodion plate and did the carte-de-visite used 8 Petzval portrait lenses to produce eight images on a single wet collodion plate?
    • A. 

      Julia Margaret Cameron

    • B. 

      Andre-Adolpho-Eugene Disdori

    • C. 

      Louis Daguerre

  • 17. 
    Who invented COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY?
    • A. 

      Paul Strand

    • B. 

      Freres Lumiere

    • C. 

      James Maxwell

  • 18. 
    Who was one of the 3 giants of American fine art photographer whose black and white photos had radiance and solidarity? Who initially did experimental work in the medium, but then moved over to what we know as straight photography?
    • A. 

      James Maxwell

    • B. 

      Paul Strand

    • C. 

      Paul Nadar

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