The Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts will be holding a photography silent auction to aid relief services in response to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.
Panopticon is featuring two works of note to our African Diaspora Photography readers:
*’Mute, 1991′ by Frank Stewart
*’The Two Kings’ by Ernest C. Withers
The gallery posts a “starting bid” and “buy it now” price for each offer. The silent auction is held in conjunction with “Blues for Haiti” a fundraising effort for Partners in Health, an on the ground relief service in Haiti.
Please avail yourself of this silent auction opportunity and the many other worthwhile efforts to generate relief funds for Haiti.
“Celebrating Fashion,” The Gordon Parks Award Dinner and Auction will be held on TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009 at the Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway at 36th Street, New York, NY.
6:30 p.m. Cocktails — 7: 30 p.m. Dinner — Cocktail Attire. The event is honoring fashion model and activist, Liya Kebede; activist and philanthropist, Russell Simmons; and fashion designer, Isabel Toledo. Gloria Vanderbilt and President William Jefferson Clinton are the honorary chairs.
Among the photographs to be auctioned are works by LARRY BURROWS (“Louis Armstrong”), ANNIE LEIBOVITZ (“Barack Obama”, “Michelle Obama“), ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (“Alistair Butler”), GORDON PARKS, HERB RITTS (“Nelson Mandela“) and others.
Swann Galleries Auction is holding their annual Printed and Manuscript African Americana auction sale on Thursday, February 26th at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Some noted photographic images are “The Scourged Back,” carte-de-visite photograph of Private Gordon ($4,000-6,000), Radical members of the South Carolina legislature (est. $1,200-1,800), and portrait photography of W.E.B. DuBois by Carl Van Vechten ($1,000-1,500).