Issue #94  10/4/2005
Two Charity Auctions Scheduled


The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 7 p.m. in the Dorrance-Hamilton Building at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Edward S. Curtis, Walker Evans, Milton Greene, Philippe Halsman, Lewis Hine, William Henry Jackson, Eva Rubentein, August Sander, Joseph Sudek and Todd Webb, as well as Barbara Morgan's famous image of Martha Graham, Letter to the World (The Kick) ($3,500-$4,500).

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Tom Baril, Elinor Carucci, Lois Greenfield, Michael Kenna, Mark Klett, George Tice, Jerry N. Uelsmann and William Wegman, while featured local luminaries include David Graham, Larry Fink, Martha Madigan, Ray K. Metzker and Ruth Thorne-Thomsen.

According to Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, estimates will range from $50 to $6,000.

A New York preview will be held from October 6-8 at the Sarah Morthland Gallery, 511 W. 25th St., Suite 704, New York City, from 11-5:30 p.m., in conjunction with the fall photography auctions.

A preview will also be held at the Dorrance-Hamilton Building on Friday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., just prior to the auction. Proceeds from the auction, a popular event since 1983, fund such activities as an annual juried competition for emerging photographers. Admission is free with purchase of the fully illustrated catalog, available through The Photo Review: phone: 215-891-0214 or you can email at info@photoreview.org . Buyers may preview the auction on-line, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org . The website will be on-line in mid-October.



Internationally renowned photographers Arnold Newman, Keith Carter, Joyce Tenneson, Andrew Eccles, Paul Elledge, Greg Gorman, Gregory Heisler, Matthew Jordan Smith, Arthur Meyerson, Frank Ockenfels 3, Rosanne Olson, and Alec Soth are donating their time and talents to benefit the non-profit Santa Fe Center for Photography by contributing a portrait session to successful on-line auction bidders. These master photographers rarely offer commissioned portraits as part of their photographic services. Successful bidders win the opportunity to be photographed by one of the most significant photographic artists of our time. Winning bidders may book a session for themselves or present the portrait session as a gift.

The photographers’ studios are located throughout the U.S. in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Seattle and Los Angeles.

Bidding opens October 23, 2005 and closes November 1, 2005 on eBay Giving Works, a program dedicated to support non-profit organizations. All of the proceeds from the auction benefit the Santa Fe Center for Photography (SFCP).

Interested bidders can visit http://www.sfcp.org for auction details and links to photographers’ websites.

Established in 1994, SFCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that honors, supports and provides opportunity for gifted and committed photographers.