The Photo Review's annual benefit auction will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 7 p.m. in the Dorrance-Hamilton Building at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
The event will feature work by an international slate of historic and contemporary photographers. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Eugène Atget, Felice Beato, Edouard Boubat, Edward S. Curtis, Robert Doisneau, Maxime Du Camp, Harold Edgerton, Lewis Hine, Gertrude Käsebier, Russell Lee, Gordon Parks, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, Karl Struss, Josef Sudek, Maurice Tabard and Clarence White. Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Marilyn Bridges, Lucien Clergue, Raymond Depardon, Lois Greenfield, Dave Heath, Chip Hooper, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Mark Klett, Susan Meiselas, Jeffrey Milstein, Joe Mills, Duane Michals, Frank Rodick, Rosalind Solomon, Jack Spencer, Catherine Steinmann, Joyce Tenneson, George Tice, and Philip Trager, while featured Philadelphia-area luminaries include Susan Fenton, Judy Gelles, David Graham, Larry Fink, and Ray K. Metzker. According to Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, prices should range from $50 to $6,000.
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.
A preview will be held at the Dorrance-Hamilton Building on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, November 10 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, 1-215-891-0214. Buyers may preview the auction on-line, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org .