E-Photo Newsletter #210

by Stephen Perloff

Christie's Puts up Three NY Fall Auctions: Forbe's Sale Hits Only $1,298,125 with a Buy-In Rate of over 40%

The Fall auction season opened with only mild enthusiasm for the works on offer. Numerous conversations with dealers and collectors indicated that they all had something they were interested in, but no one was excited by the totality of photographs coming to market. Christie's led off on September 29 with a…

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Irving Penn's Harlequin Dress was the top lot of the sale at $245,000.

E-Photo Newsletter #209

by Matt Damsker

A Landmark Survey of Paul Strand's Photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through Jan. 4th

Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through January 4, 2015. The exhibition travels to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, March 7-17, 2015; Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain, June 3-Auguast 30, 2015; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, March 19-July 3, 2016. For information: +1- 215-684-7860; http://www.philamuseum.org. It's…

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Paul Strand, Family, Luzzara (The Lusettis), Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Paul Strand Collection, purchased with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hauslohner, 1972. © Paul Strand Archive/Aperture Foundation

E-Photo Newsletter #208

by Keith F. Davis

Photographer Ray Metzker Passes Away in Philadelphia

The great American photographer, Ray K. Metzker, died on October 9, 2014, at a care facility in his long-time home of Philadelphia, after a lengthy illness. He was 83. Born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1931, Metzker knew from his teenage years that he would be a photographer. Originally interested in photojournalism,…

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Ray Metzker (photo by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen)