Photo credit: John Chillingworth / Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The renowned PhotoVoice Auction of Exceptional Photographs is back for its 10th year on Tuesday 20 November 2012, hosted by global marketing and technology agency LBi at the Atlantis Building, part of the old Truman Building, Brick Lane, London E1. This unique celebration of world class photography includes 85 live and silent auction lots, and offers the perfect opportunity for budding photography collectors to start their collection or serious art buyers to invest in a beautiful and often rare print.
The prints will be auctioned to benefit charity PhotoVoice, a leader in the field of participatory photography, who design and develop projects for the empowerment of marginalised groups worldwide, for positive social change.
From still life to celebrity portraits, and landscape to documentary, the collection includes an exciting array of exceptional photography. Some highlights include Nadav Kander’s Embrace, Ian Berry’s Juke Box Johannesburg, 1961 and John Chillingworth’s Diana Dors, 19 May 1956. Works by Sarah Moon, Herb Ritts, Tim Flach, Simon Roberts, Jane Bown, Michael Kenna and Laura Hynd amongst others, all add up to a stunning and diverse collection of work, representing some of the very finest photography has to offer.
There will be the opportunity to preview a selection of prints to be auctioned from Thursday 1st until Tuesday 20th November, Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, at LBi.
The silent auction will open at 9am on Friday 16th November 2012, closing at 9.00pm on 20th November 2012. Bidding for silent auction lots is by text, making it even easier for those unable to attend the event to bid. For details of how to bid, and to view the full collection, see www.photovoice.org/auction
Sebastien Montabonel, Senior European Specialist at Phillips de Pury & Company, who will be the auctioneer on the night, says: “It gives me the greatest pleasure and honour to lend my support to this auction and to the work of PhotoVoice. The magnificent donations of photographs to this auction are inspiring. There is work here from emerging new talents as well as well-known names and from every genre of photography – you will undoubtedly find something here to excite and stimulate you.”
10th Annual Auction of Exceptional Photographs
Tuesday 20th November, 2012
Live Auction 7.30pm
Hosted by LBi
Atlantis Building, Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
Auctioneer: Sebastian Montabonel
Sponsored by Reed Smith and Reuters
Preview of selected prints from Thursday 1st – Tuesday 20th November, 2012
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday
Silent auction opens 9am Friday 16th November