Issue #236  10/25/2017
Non-Profit Photo Review's Auction to Celebrate Its 41st Anniversary Features Top Name Photographers from 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries This Saturday, Oct. 28th
Eugene Atget, Balcon du Louvre, Paris, 1905
Eugene Atget, Balcon du Louvre, Paris, 1905

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976, will celebrate its 41st anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction this Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 7 pm at the University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, 16th floor of Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia (this is a new location for the auction, so take note). The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.

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, Eugène Atget (in a number of lots), Édouard Baldus, Ilse Bing, Samuel Bourne, Adolphe Braun, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Maxime Du Camp, Frank Eugene, Louis Faurer, Philippe Halsman, Florence Henri, Gertrude Käsebier, Willy Kessels, Germaine Krull, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Dora Maar, Leonard Misonne, Lisette Model, Dorothy Norman, Ruth Orkin, Timothy O'Sullivan, Irving Penn, Jaroslav Rössler, Arthur Rothstein, August Sander, Aaron Siskind, Edward Steichen, Lou Stoumen, Deborah Turbeville, Doris Ulmann, John Vachon, Todd Webb, Weegee, Minor White and Garry Winogrand.

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mario Algaze, Mariette Pathy Allen, Andrew Borowiec, Judy Dater, Bruce Davidson, Chris Earnshaw, Elliott Erwitt, Larry Fink, Robert Frank, John Goodman, Lois Greenfield, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Henry Horenstein, Kenro Izu, William Klein, Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, Josef Koudelka, George Krause, Les Krims, Danny Lyon, Rania Matar, Duane Michals, Joe Mills, Jeffrey Milstein, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Andrea Modica, Abelardo Morell, Lynn Saville, Jürgen Schadeberg, Peter Angelo Simon, Harvey Stein, Catherine Steinmann, Jock Sturges, Richard Tuschman, Jerry Uelsmann, Hiroshi Watanabe and Joel-Peter Witkin.

Featured local luminaries include Theo Anderson, Laurence Bach, Andrea Baldeck, Diane Burko, Charmaine Caire, Paul Cava, Robert Cornelius, Gerald Cyrus, Sandra C. Davis, Judy Gelles, Tom Goodman, David Graham, Emmet Gowin, David W. Haas, Bruce Katsiff, Joel Katz, David Lebe, Martha Madigan, Andrea Modica, Dave Moser, Eileen Neff, Wendy Paton, Stuart Rome, John Singletary, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Sarah Van Keuren and Tony Ward.

Karel Van Houdt, Solarized Lilies, 1940c
Karel Van Houdt, Solarized Lilies, 1940c

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 $8,000.

A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment and supplies, inkjet paper, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, etc.

Lodima Archival Materials has provided matting for Photo Review auction items.

The Photo Review will present Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee and Lodima Press with The 2017 Photo Review Award for Services to the Field of Photography, at a reception from 6 to 7 pm on October 28, immediately proceeding at the auction.

A preview will be held at the University of the Arts on Friday, October 27, from 11 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday, October 28 from 11 am to 6 pm, just prior to the auction. Proceeds from the auction, a popular event since 1981, 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 or email at info@photoreview.org. Buyers may preview the live and silent auction online, and place bids at http://www.photoreview.org/auction.