Issue #95  10/21/2005
Two Charity Auctions Real and Virtual



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).

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.

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 now preview the auction online, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org/ .



On Friday, October 28, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University will team up with Skinner Auctions for its annual benefit auction. Over 200 photographs will be auctioned off to benefit the PRC, a non-profit organization devoted to photography.

There is a reception/silent auction, which begins at 6:30 p.m., with a light buffet provided by East Meets West. The Live Auction starts at 8 p.m. The Silent Auction will close shortly after the completion of the Live Auction.

The auction admission is $50 per person and includes one copy of the auction catalogue, one paddle, light buffet and parking with advance reservations. Mastercard, Visa, checks, and cash is accepted. Call 1-617-975-0600 for reservations.

Auction catalogues are available for $10 per copy and they contain complete information and black and white images of all auction photographs. Call 1-617-975-0600 to order.

The preview will be held until October 23, 2005 at both the PRC and the 808 Gallery at Boston University.

Information along with an online catalogue can be found at http://www.bu.edu/prc/auction.htm . Information on bidding is under the 05 catalogue page.