SILENT AUCTION OF MORE THAN 100 IMAGES BY PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS
Auction Will Raise Money for Documentary Photography
FEBRUARY 20, 2010 at THE STEPHEN COHEN GALLERY
Actor and photographer Aaron Eckhart will join Julia Dean, founder of The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, for an exhibit and silent auction of more than 100 iconic images taken by leading photographers from around the world, at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles on February 20, 2010.
The auction will feature images from such nationally and internationally known photographers as Alex Webb, Art Streiber, Brian Lanker, David Hume Kennerly, Don Barletti, Douglas Kirkland, Gerd Ludwig, Greg Gorman, Mary Ellen Mark, Nevada Wier, Phil Borges, Robert Farber, Ron Haviv and Sam Abell.
The auction will benefit Project 5: Photography for Social Change, which supports talented photojournalists and builds documentary photography through grants, exhibits and publications.
Project 5’s silent auctions will raise money for a five-year series of photo documentary projects on five pressing social issues: child labor, educational access, health care, immigration, economic globalization. The February 2010 auction will raise funds to complete Dean’s current collaborative project, Child Labor and the Global Village.
“Photographers look through their lenses at society and the environment, but they also see through their hearts,” says Dean, the Los Angeles documentary photographer who founded Project 5. “As the economy takes a toll on the traditional patrons of documentary photography, such as newspapers and magazines, new support is needed. We must not lose a generation of important stories.”
Pre-viewing: Photographs will be available for pre-viewing on Friday and Saturday (February19 & 20) prior to the auction. The $50 entrance ticket will be counted toward the price of a photograph. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Call 310-392-0909 or write to email@example.com.
February 20, 2010, 7-11:00 P.M. The Stephen Cohen Gallery, 7358 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Valet parking will be available.
1. What is this silent auction all about?
The silent auction will raise money for a socially concerned photo-documentary project, one of five projects that will be supported by Project 5: Photography for Social Change.
2. What is Project 5?
Project 5 spans five years, over which five silent auctions will be held to fund five socially concerned photography projects. Each project will involve a team of one or more talented photojournalists.
In an era of shrinking newspapers, magazines and other outlets for socially concerned photography, photographers are more in need of support than ever before.
Project 5’s silent auctions will raise money for a five-year series of photo documentary projects on five pressing social issues. The first silent auction will raise funds to complete Dean’s current international collaborative photo-documentary project: Child Labor and the Global Village.
3. What is Child Labor & the Global Village?
Child Labor & the Global Village started in 1998 with a team of 11 photographers and 2 writers who set out to document stories about, and solutions to, child labor.
4. What are the other four projects?
We plan to work in America for the four additional projects. The topics will include: educational access, health care, immigration, and economic globalization.
5. Who is in charge of this project?
Julia Dean, photographer and founder of the Julia Dean Photo Workshops in Los Angeles, is the director of the project. She works in conjunction with co-director, journalist Sarah Bachman.
6. How will money from the silent auction be used?
The money from the first auction will support the documenting of child labor, and solutions to child labor. Future auctions will be used to explore other issues of social concern in America. The amount of money raised by each silent auction will determine how many photographers will be selected for each project team.
7. What photographers’ work will be featured in this auction?
Alex Webb, Art Streiber, Brian Lanker, Claudio Edinger, David Hume Kennerly, Don Barletti, Douglas Kirkland, Gerd Ludwig, Greg Gorman, Mary Ellen Mark, Nevada Wier, Phil Borges, Robert Farber, Ron Haviv, and Sam Abell, to name a few. Around 110 photographs will be exhibited and sold during the silent auction.
8. Where will the silent auction be held?
It will be held at the prestigious Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles.
The Stephen Cohen Gallery
7358 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
9. When is the event?
The public event is on Feb. 20, 2010, from 7-10 pm.
10. Where will we park?
Valet service will be available at the Stephen Cohen Gallery beginning at 6:45 PM on February 20.
11. How can we purchase tickets to this event?
Please contact Julia Dean at 310-392-0909 or Julia@photo4change.org to purchase tickets in advance. You can also purchase tickets at the door the night of the event.
12. How much are the tickets to the event?
The entry fee is $50, and the ticket price will go toward the purchase of a print.
13. Will Aaron Eckhart be present at the Silent Auction?
He has told us that he will make every effort to be there! We do not have control over his schedule, however, and so we cannot guarantee that he will be present.
14. What is Photo4Change.org?
Photo4Change.org (Photography for Social Change) is the name of our website. Here you will find information about the silent auction, Project 5, and about Child Labor and the Global Village.