The Photo Review benefit auction is online

Floral Arrangement #7 copyright by Pamela Ellis Hawkes

The Photo Review Benefit Auction is now online at You can preview the work and submit absentee bids.

You can also take advantage of our END THIS AUCTION feature: You may buy any picture instantly and end the auction by bidding the high estimate through October 21, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

A preview will be held at Freeman’s on Sunday, October 16, from noon to 4 p.m., from Monday to Friday, October 17–21, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., just prior to the auction.

The auction will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Freeman’s Auctioneers at 1808 Chestnut Street 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 Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Gertrude Kasebier, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Max Yavno.

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mario Algaze, Renate Aller, Tom Baril, William Christenberry, Lucien Clergue, Larry Fink, Brian Finke, Martine Fougeron, Emmet Gowin, Lois Greenfield, Jefferson Hayman, Henry Horenstein, Michael Kenna, Mark Klett, Elaine Ling, Nathan Lyons, Rania Matar, Joe Mills, Bill Owens, Olivia Parker, Orville Robertson, John Sexton, Catherine Steinmann, Jock Sturges, George Tice, Philip Trager, and Hiroshi Watanabe.

Featured local luminaries include Susan Abrams, Andrea Baldeck, Rita Bernstein, Diane Burko, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, John Dowell, Vincent David Feldman, Judy Gelles, David Graham, Nancy Hellebrand, Catherine Jansen, Andrea Modica, Wendy Paton, Jeannie Pearce, Amie Potsic, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann (his noted 1977 La Baie [The Bath] portfolio), Thomas John Shillea, Leif Skoogfors, Michael A. Smith, Ron Tarver, and Sarah Van Keuren.

There is a group of stunning photographs by a number of Magnum photographers, including Werner Bischof, Bruce Davidson, Martine Franck, Jean Gaumy, Thomas Hoepker, Constantine Manos, Susan Meiselas, and Larry Towell. There is also a suite of Gary Gross’s controversial images of Brooke Shields. Plus The Photo Review is proud to present for the first time an image by photographer and rock-and-roll legend Graham Nash. In addition, a broad range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid.


On October 22 there will also be a silent auction of inkjet paper, software, books, photographic supplies, and other collectible items.

A reception at 3 p.m. will honor this year’s winner of The Photo Review Award: Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s THEartblog. The reception and auction are free of charge.

A fully illustrated catalogue is available for $12 from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047-2857, USA.


By Jim McKinniss

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