Pamela Ellis Hawkes: Floral Arrangement #7, 2011, cyanotype print, signed verso, 30"x22.5" ($1,000-$2,000)

The Photo Review Benefit Auction is now online.  You can prevent the work and submit absentee bids.  You can also take advantage of the 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 pm.

A preview will be held at Freeman’s on Sunday, October 16th, from noon to 4 pm, from Monday to Friday, October 17-21, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, and on Saturday, October 22nd from 11 am to 3 pm, just prior to the auction.  The auction will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 4 pm at Freeman’s Auctioneers at 1808 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.

The even will feature and 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 Bernice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Gertrue Kasebier, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Max Yanvo.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Water Buffalo and Rice Paddies, c. 1950, silver print unmounted, blue ink stamp with the photographer's name and Magnum Photos verso, 6.25"x8.75" ($2,500-$5,000)

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, Losi 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 Postic, 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 Brook Shields.  Plus The Photo Review is proud to present for the first time and image by photographer and rock-and-roll legen Graham Nash.  In addition, a board range of 19th-century photographs is up for bid.

Susan Meiselas: Liberty Plaza, New York City, September 11, 2001/2011, chromogenic print, signed verso, 11"x14" ($2,500-$3,500)

Bruce Davidson: Boys at the Lake, Central Park, 1992/later, silver print, signed recto and verso, 5"x12" ($2,500-$4,500)

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

A reception at 3 pm 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.

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