Friday Photo Quiz

This week photography lost one of its greats, John Szarkowski, who headed the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for nearly 30 years. One of the artists he championed was Eugene Atget, who, as Szarkowski wrote, “was the maker of a great visual catalogue of the fruits of French culture.” So here is today’s quiz question: What line of work did Atget do before becoming a photographer? An extra five points for naming Szarkowski’s home state.—David Schonauer

This week photography lost one of its greats, John Szarkowski, who headed the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for nearly 30 years. One of the artists he championed was Eugene Atget, who, as Szarkowski wrote, "was the maker of a great visual catalogue of the fruits of French culture."
So here is today's quiz question: What line of work did Atget do before becoming a photographer? An extra five points for naming Szarkowski's home state.
—David Schonauer

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