Issue #110  9/14/2006
Two Charity Auctions Real and Virtual



On Thursday, October 5, 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. Among the highlights of this collection are works by such notable photographers as Duane Michals, Jerry Uelsmann and W. Eugene Smith.

There is a reception, which begins at 6 p.m., with a light buffet. The Live Auction starts at 7:30 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, drinks and parking with advance reservations. Mastercard, Visa, checks, and cash is accepted. Call 1-617-975-0600 for reservations.

Auction catalogues are available for $5 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, which is free to the public, will be held until October 1, 2006 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 .



The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7 p.m. in the Dorrance-Hamilton Building at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography and computer equipment and software, film and paper, restaurant meals, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, etc.

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 Eugène Atget, Felix Bonfils, Edward S. Curtis, Louis Faurer and Carleton Watkins, as well as Barbara Morgan's famous image of Martha Graham, "Letter to the World (The Kick)". Among the other 20th-century photographers whose work will go on the block are Josef Sudek, Irina Ionesco, Gordon Parks, Lucien Clergue, Barbara Crane, Lois Greenfield, Dave Heath, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Duane Michals, Bill Owens, John Sexton, George Tice, Jerry N. Uelsmann and William Wegman, while featured local luminaries include Robert Asman, David Graham, Larry Fink, Ray K. Metzker, Sarah Stolfa and Tony Ward.

A special New York preview will be held in the Photo Review booth at Photo NY, which is being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th St., New York City, from October 5- 8, 2006.

A preview will also be held at the Dorrance-Hamilton Building on Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28 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: 1-215-891-0214 or you can email at info@photoreview.org . Buyers may preview the auction online, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org/ . The auction items will not be available on line until about October 7th.