Photo by Pamela Ellis Hawkes

Pamela Ellis Hawkes: Floral Arrangement #7, 2011, cyanotype print, signed verso, 22.5″x30″  ($1,000–$2,000) will be offered in The Photo Review Benefit Auction.


CONTACT:              Stephen Perloff  215-891-0214  Email:


Vintage and Contemporary Work by an International

Who’s Who of Photography Up for Bid

LANGHORNE, PA–The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7 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 Käsebier, 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, 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, while 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. 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. 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, inkjet paper, restaurant meals, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, jewelry, etc.

Freeman’s is Philadelphia’s premier auction house and the nation’s oldest. The Photo Review is proud to partner with Freeman’s as they present their Photograph and Photobook auction on Friday, October 21.

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

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 6 p.m., 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, 215-891-0214 Buyers may preview the auction on-line, and place bids at The auction lots will be on-line in early October.

Images are available upon request.


Founded in 1976, The Photo Review is a critical journal of photography that covers events around the world and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. The quarterly journal contains reviews, portfolios, interviews, book reviews, and news, while the companion newsletter, issued eight times a year, contains the most complete exhibition listings from New York to Washington, DC, and northern Virginia, and now also California, and exhibition opportunities and news from around the world. Subscriptions are $45 a year.


What: Annual Benefit Auction

In support of The Photo Review

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Auction admission with purchase of catalogue ($12).

Where: Freeman’s Auctioneers

1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Featuring: 250 photographs by an international slate of photographers

Including such masters as Berenice Abbott, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward S. Curtis, William Christenberry, Bruce Davidson, Larry Fink, Lois Greenfield, Michael Kenna, and George Tice. Local luminaries include David Graham and Andrea Modica.

Price range:            $50 to $8,000

Preview: Sunday, October 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

Monday to Friday, October 17–21, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (prior to auction)

Catalog: Fully illustrated catalog available for $12.

On-line:            Preview or bid at

Proceeds: Support activities of The Photo Review, including the annual juried competition for emerging photographers.

Contact: Stephen Perloff:  215-891-0214,,