The Photo Review Benefit AuctionAUCTION TO BENEFIT THE PHOTO REVIEW, 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 11, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts at Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Charles Aubry, Édouard Baldus, Antonio Beato, Charles Bierstadt, Karl Blossfeldt, Samuel Bourne, Brassaï, Anne Brigman, Edward S. Curtis, Madame D’Ora, Baron De Meyer, Frank Eugene, Frederick Evans, Arnold Genthe, Mario Giacomelli, Elias Goldensky, F. Jay Haynes, William Henry Jackson, Inge Morath, Wm. Notman & Son, Ruth Orkin,Edward Steichen, Josef Sudek, Isaiah West Taber, Wilhelm von Gloeden, and Stanislaw Walery.

Among the contemporary photo stars whose work will go on the block are Mariette Pathy Allen, Bill Bernstein, Gay Block, Andrew Borowiec, Douglas Busch, Barbara Crane, Jeff Curto, Bruce Davidson, John Dugdale, Chris Earnshaw, James Fee, Harold Feinstein, Fran Forman, Joy Goldkind, Lois Greenfield, Robert Hirsch, Michael Kenna, David Lebe, Helen Marcus, Joe Mills, Sebastião Salgado, Lynn Saville, Aline Smithson, Harvey Stein, George Tice, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Dimitris Yeros.

Featured local luminaries include Justyna Badach, Andrea M. Baldeck, John J. Carlano, Paul Cava, Paula Chamlee, Gerald Cyrus, Sandra C. Davis, Edmund Eckstein, Susan Fenton, Larry Fink, David Graham, Catherine Jansen, Bruce Katsiff, Andrea Modica, Stuart Rome, Laurence Salzmann, Thomas John Shillea, Michael A. Smith, Christine Welch, William Earle Williams, and Stanley Wulc.

In addition, a broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs is up for bid, including one of H. A. Atwell‘s famous circus photographs. According to The Photo Review editor Stephen Perloff, prices will range from $50 to $7,000. A silent auction, concurrent with the live auction, will feature photography equipment and supplies, museum memberships, theater tickets, books, certificates for photo classes, restaurant meals, etc. Lodima Archival Materials has provided matting for Photo Review auction items.

The Photo Review will present Project Basho with The 2014 Photo Review Award for Services to the Field of Photography, at a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 11, immediately preceding the auction.

A preview will be held at the University of the Arts on Friday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 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. The auction will also feature an open bar and live jazz by the Julian Hartwell Trio. Admission is $20 general, $15 students and includes the fully illustrated catalog. The catalog is also available through The Photo Review, 215-891-0214. Buyers may preview the live and silent auction online and place bids at

The Photo Review

“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 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. Auction admission with purchase of catalogue ($20).
  • Where: Hamilton Hall, University of the ArtsBroad and Pine Streets, Philadelphia
  • Featuring: 240 photographs by an international slate of photographers
  • Price range:  $50 to $7,000
  • Preview:  Friday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 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 Reviewincluding the annual juried competition for emerging photographers.
  • Contact: Stephen Perloff:  215-891-0214,,

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