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June 27, 2007

Quiz: Name the Magnum photographer

Filed under: Magnum,quizes & assignments — alecsothblog @ 9:13 pm

33 Comments

  1. B Alex Webb
    C is Mr Erwitt
    H is Alex Majoli
    I is Susan Maiselas
    L is Martin Parr
    O Larry Towell

    That’s all I got, but that I got that many is scaring me.

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 27, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

  2. D Paul Fusco, K Jonas Bendiksen (Or is he F?)
    (Can you tell I’m on deadline?)

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 27, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

  3. n is jim goldberg.

    Comment by pds — June 27, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

  4. Good job Jen, you got 5 out of 6 in round one. You almost got one right in round two. Sorry pds, incorrect.

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 27, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

  5. M Eli Reed
    G Phillip Jones Griffiths ?

    Comment by sean — June 27, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

  6. Sean, yes and no.

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 27, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

  7. Bendiksen is F, then!

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 27, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

  8. So someone should be able to list 7 from the info above. Almost half way there.

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 27, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

  9. A Chris Anderson
    B Rene Burri
    C Elliot Erwitt
    E Gilles Peress
    F Jonas bendiksen
    G Josef koudelka
    H Alex Majoli
    I Susan Maiselas
    K Trent Parke
    L Martin Parr
    M Eli Reed
    O Larry Towell
    R Steve McCurry

    Comment by Jonathan — June 27, 2007 @ 10:09 pm

  10. Good work Jonathan! Do you work for Magnum? How on earth did you figure out R?

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 27, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

  11. Q is David Alan Harvey

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 27, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

  12. A couple of guesses at the remainders:

    D: Abbas
    J: Antoine D’Agata
    P: Bruce Davidson

    Comment by Zach Sims — June 27, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

  13. jim goldberg would never have the back of his head photographed.

    Comment by pk — June 28, 2007 @ 1:42 am

  14. wait, these are the backs of their heads?

    Comment by pds — June 28, 2007 @ 3:01 am

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  17. a. chris anderson
    b. rene burri
    c.elliot erwitt
    d.abbas
    e. giles peres
    f.jonas bendiksen
    g.josef koudelka
    h.alex majoli
    i.susan meiselas
    j.
    k.trenk park
    l.martin parr
    m.eli reed
    n.
    o. larry tower
    p.bruce davidson
    q.
    r.steve mcCurry

    Comment by Vincent — June 28, 2007 @ 4:42 am

  18. I think Q is Costa Manos.

    Comment by Paul McEvoy — June 28, 2007 @ 6:08 am

  19. q maybe ferdinando scianna or david alan harvey or manos…. too much bald heads in magnum ;))

    Comment by Vincent — June 28, 2007 @ 6:26 am

  20. This might help.

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 28, 2007 @ 8:13 am

  21. PK’s assertions aside, I’m nearly certain that E is Jim.

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 28, 2007 @ 9:32 am

  22. a. Chris Anderson
    b. Rene Burri
    c. Elliot Erwitt
    d. Bruce Gilden (?)
    e. Gilles Peres
    f. Jonas Bendiksen
    g. Josef Koudelka
    h. Alex Majoli
    i. Susan Meiselas
    j.
    k. Trent Parke
    l. Martin Parr
    m. Eli Reed
    n.
    o. Larry Towell
    p. Eugene Richards (mmmmmaybe)
    q. David Alan Harvey
    r. Steve McCurry

    I’m lost on N and J. Thank you for giving me a focus for my OCD.

    Comment by Jen Bekman — June 28, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  23. J. Lara Wechsler

    n. Shveckle Havameyer

    Oh wait, I was rejected!

    Comment by Lara Wechsler — June 28, 2007 @ 10:09 am

  24. j is pellegrin

    Comment by Jonathan Auch — June 28, 2007 @ 10:15 am

  25. a. Chris Anderson
    b. Rene Burri
    c. Elliot Erwitt
    d. Bruce Gilden
    e. Gilles Peres
    f. Jonas Bendiksen
    g. Josef Koudelka
    h. Alex Majoli
    i. Susan Meiselas
    j. Paolo Pellegrin
    k. Trent Parke
    l. Martin Parr
    m. Eli Reed
    n. Donovan Wylie
    o. Larry Towell
    p. Bruce Davidson
    q. David Alan Harvey
    r. Steve McCurry

    Comment by Cary — June 28, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  26. a. Chris Anderson
    b. Rene Burri
    c. Elliot Erwitt
    d. Bruce Gilden
    e. Gilles Peres
    f. Jonas Bendiksen
    g. Josef Koudelka
    h. Alex Majoli
    i. Susan Meiselas
    j. Nikos ECONOMOPOULOS
    k. Trent Parke
    l. Martin Parr
    m. Eli Reed
    n. Donovan Wylie
    o. Larry Towell
    p. Bruce Davidson
    q. David Alan Harvey
    r. Steve McCurry

    Comment by olive martin — June 28, 2007 @ 11:16 am

  27. Cary wins!

    Comment by Alec Soth — June 28, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  28. I’m not sure I’m in the right Quiz. I thought A was for Astronut Andy and B was for Baseball Benny…
    oh well I enjoy the Blog ANYWAYS
    Thanks for all your work Alex

    Comment by Richard Billick — June 28, 2007 @ 11:37 am

  29. uisssssssssssssssssssssssssssss¡¡¡¡¡ congratulations cary, just for one¡¡¡¡

    Comment by olive martin — June 28, 2007 @ 11:38 am

  30. an especially interesting question, since so many pro artists are also back-turners (wasn’t there something on shunning in your post on the whitney biennial?).

    another question, why do white men bother to shave their heads? it almost always looks so bad. you’re never going to look like mike jordan….

    Comment by vita — June 28, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

  31. If I were a balding white male, the first thing I would do is shave my head. You’ve got to admit its better than a comb-over.

    Comment by Annabel — June 28, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  32. see what happens when you start a blog, Alec??? sorry to take the conversation off topic. by the way, saw a portrait photo of yours at Mills College and it took my breath away – really gorgeous. so thanks for that.

    Comment by vita — June 28, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  33. I knew R, thanks to you Alec. But I only got C, I, L, and P otherwise. Hmph.

    Comment by Shane Lavalette — July 1, 2007 @ 10:51 am


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