5.17.2012

The Blake Andrews Interview Contest

In Part II of our three part interview with Blake Andrews, we invited him to create a contest, the results to be published both here and on his blog B.

He proposed a two part contest, the first consists of selecting 20 images by well-known photographers from a wide variety of types and eras, then asking at least 100 people to rank them from most favorite to least favorite, from 1 to 20 with number 1 being their most favorite.

Andrews and I will collate and then average a general ranking based on all voters.

The second part of the contest is to ask participants to guess at the overall averaged rankings of the 20 images by all participants before they're revealed, from 1 to 20 with number 1 being the most popular. We will then collate predictions.

The person who predicts the favorites of all voters most accurately is the winner of a prize announced here.

ENTRIES ARE DUE AT MIDNIGHT, JUNE 7TH, EASTERN STANDARD TIME. RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY JUNE 8TH.

Below are the 20 images for the contest.


To participate, send in your two lists - labelled as "FAVORITES" and "RANKING GUESS" - with "CONTEST" in the subject line to fototazo@gmail.com. Please use the photographers' name (located in the caption) to identify the image. Below are larger versions of each image listed alphabetically.

Diane Arbus


Roger Ballen


Robert Capa


William Eggleston



Walker Evans


Roger Fenton


Andreas Gursky


Dorothea Lange


Steve McCurry


Daido Moriyama


Ruth Orkin


Martin Parr


Viviane Sassen


Cindy Sherman


Stephen Shore


Alec Soth


Alfred Stieglitz


Paul Strand


Hiroshi Sugimoto


Edward Weston