The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its annual benefit auction on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 7 pm at Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts at Broad and Pine Streets 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 Berenice Abbott, Albert Arthur Allen, Eugène Atget, J. P. Ball, Édouard Boubat, Brassaï, Bruce of LA, Edward S. Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Frank Eugene, Heinrich Kühn, Janine Niépce, Ruth Orkin, Marc Riboud, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Bill Owens and Paul Strand.
Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mario Algaze, Renate Aller, David Armstrong, Abe Aronow, Andrew Borowiec, Bill Burke, John Paul Caponigro, Carl Chiarenza, Mark Cohen, Frank Hallam Day, Chris Earnshaw, Brian English, Larry Fink, Steve Fitch, Fran Forman, Phyllis Galembo, Lois Greenfield, Henry Horenstein, Joelle Jensen, Michael Kenna, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Elliott Landy, Janelle Lynch, McDermott & McGough, Ryan McGinley, Joe Mills, Jeffrey Milstein, Lynn Saville, Stephen Shore, Aline Smithson, Jack Spencer, Catherine Steinmann, Sam Taylor-Wood, George Tice, Hiroshi Watanabe, Bruce Weber and Frederic Weber.
Featured local luminaries include Susan Abrams, Theo Anderson, Andrea Baldeck, Will Brown, Randl Bye, Charmaine Caire, John Carlano, Jack Carnell, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, Dominic Episcopo, Vincent David Feldman, Susan Fenton, Alida Fish, Judy Gelles, Lonnie Graham, David W. Haas, Catherine Jansen, Lydia Panas, Wendy Paton, Amie Potsic, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann, Bruce Sheftel, Tom Shillea, Michael A. Smith, Daniel Traub, Sarah Van Keuren, Al Wachlin, Jr., Christine Welch, Stephen Guion Williams and Kimberly Witham.
In addition, a broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs is up for bid. According to Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, prices will range from $50 to $7,000.
A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment and supplies, inkjet paper, museum memberships, theater tickets, photo books, certificates for photo classes, etc.
The Photo Review will present the Photography Department of the Tyler School of Art of Temple University with the 2013 Photo Review Award for Services to the Field of Photography, at a reception from 6 to 7 pm on November 9, immediately preceding the auction.
A preview will be held at the University of the Arts on Friday, November 8, from 11 am-5 pm, and on Saturday, November 9 from 11 am-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, which can be reached at 1-215-891-0214, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Buyers may preview the auction online, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org/auction.htm .