Issue #148  9/28/2008
Auction to Benefit The Photo Review

The Photo Review, a critical non-profit journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the Dorrance-Hamilton Building at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

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 Ansel Adams, Albert Arthur Allen, Edouard Boubat, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward S. Curtis, F. Holland Day, Harold Edgerton, Lewis Hine, Clarence John Laughlin, Will McBride, Barbara Morgan, Sonya Noskowiak, Herb Ritts, Eva Rubinstein, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Karl Struss, and Clarence White.

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Raymond Depardon, Brian Finke, Lois Greenfield, Chip Hooper, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Mark Klett, Jeffrey Milstein, Joe Mills, Duane Michals, Bill Owens, Catherine Steinmann, George Tice, and Joel-Peter Witkin, while featured local luminaries include Charmaine Caire, Paul Cava, Judy Gelles, David Graham, Jenny Lynn, D. W. Mellor, Andrea Modica, Stuart Rome, Gordon Smith and Ron Tarver.

In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid, including a large format print from Isaiah Taber, Eugene Atget and Édouard Baldus.

According to Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, prices will range from $50 to $8,000.

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 New York preview will be held from October 10–12 at Phillips de Pury & Company, 531 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m.

Another local Philadelphia preview will be held at the Dorrance-Hamilton Building on Friday, November 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturday, November 8 from 11 a.m.-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; fax: 1-215-891-9358; email: info@photoreview.org . Buyers may preview the auction on-line, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org . The auction lots will be on-line in mid October. No buyer's premiums are added to this non-profit money raising auction.