Friday, April 20, 2012

Reading used to be quiet.../Prom!

Now that e-books have sounds in them, The Guardian has concocted a multiple-choice quiz to see if you can guess the work of literature from an array of noises. How did you do?
For many years, Mary Ellen Mark's large-format Polaroids of high school prom couples have reflected the transition from youth to adulthood, as well as changing mores in society (e.g., same-sex couples). Her latest book, Prom, is a collection of 127 portraits from 13 schools across the country, shot between 2006 and 2009. The New York Times photo blog Lens has a good assortment, as does NPR.
 What about your prom photo (if you went)? Were you happy with it? A lot of these kids don't seem to having a particularly good time! Mark has done some extremely cool stuff, including books on Indian circuses, street kids, a women's prison, twins, movie sets, and more. On her website you can even buy a poster of Clayton Moore in his Lone Ranger outfit!
 

5 comments:

  1. 4 out of 4! But the sounds made it easy. I feel much better since striking out in the Jane Austen quiz. Thanks!

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  2. I loved my high school prom picture. I still have it to this day in my car!!! It brings back so many good and bad memories...oh to be young again :)

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  3. I LIKE THAT THE KIDS ARE NOW MORE CREATIVE WITH THEIR POSES...A LOT MORE LIGHTHEARTED! HOPE THAT WAS THEIR INTENTION??

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  4. These couples all look like they faired better than I did, haha!! I had a blast but my tuxedo was a hot mess. It had tails and all kinds of bells and whistles. Yikes!

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  5. For both my junior and senior prom, my best friend who lived 3 hours away came just to go with me! I will never forget that he wore New Balance running shoes with his tux because he didn't get a chance to buy some dressy ones. Mr. Fink, I'd like to see that tuxedo!

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