The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 21, 2009 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 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward S. Curtis, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Leonard Misonne, Gordon Parks, Man Ray, Herb Ritts, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Josef Sudek, Eugène Atget, Barbara Morgan and Clarence H. White.
Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Michael Bishop, Marilyn Bridges, Carl Chiarenza, Lois Greenfield, Jefferson Hayman, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Mark Klett, Elaine Ling, Joe Mills, Jeffrey Milstein, Bill Owens, Catherine Steinmann, George Tice, James Fee, Jonathan Torgovnik, Philip Trager, and Joel-Peter Witkin, while featured local luminaries include Andrea Baldeck, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, Susan Fenton, Larry Fink, Judy Gelles, David Graham, Nancy Hellebrand, Catherine Jansen, D. W. Mellor, Ray K. Metzker, Andrea Modica, Wendy Paton, Laurence Salzmann, Michael A. Smith, Sarah Stolfa, Ron Tarver, Daniel Traub, Stephen G. Williams, and Stanley Wulc.
In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid, including work by Lewis Morris Rutherfurd, Édouard Baldus and Henry Dixon, as well as anonymous work including a wonderful large painted salt print of a woman in the original 1850s frame. 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, photography books, etc.
A preview will be held at the Dorrance-Hamilton Building on Friday, November 20 from 11 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday, November 21 from 11 am to 6 pm, 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 at 1-215-891-0214. Buyers may preview the auction now on-line, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org/auction.htm .
Catalog: Fully illustrated catalog available for $12. Credit cards are accepted.
Contact: Stephen Perloff, phone: 1-215-891-0214; fax: 1-215-891-9358; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; website: http://www.photoreview.org .