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SF Camerawork's 2019 Photography Auction


  • SF Camerawork 1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco United States (map)
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SF Camerawork's signature event, their annual auction,—now in its 40th year and a favorite among serious photography collectors nationwide—will feature 70 exceptional, highly curated lots representing a range of work by both emerging and internationally distinguished artists, including Ansel Adams, Lewis Baltz, Ruth Bernhard, Carolyn Drake, Kota Ezawa, Lucas Foglia, Ken Gonzales-Day, Matt Lipps, Klea McKenna, and Minor White among many other stellar offerings.

Led by expert auctioneer Rick Wester (Rick Wester Fine Art, New York) the evening will offer both live and silent auctions, as well as cocktails, wine, and gourmet food. A special cocktail reception and curator walkthrough led by SFMOMA photography curator emereta and field expert Sandra S. Phillips will be held at SF Camerawork the week prior on Wednesday, September 11th.

Featured artworks will be on display at SF Camerawork prior to the auction from Saturday, September 7th through Friday, September 20th during gallery hours (Wednesday-Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and by appointment. To find out more information and to reserve your spot for SF Cameraworks 2019 auction click here!

Online bidding will be available beginning September 6th through international arts platform Artsy, which will provide for viewing and bidding on all the lots in the sale. You can visit the auction page here!

About SF Camerawork:
SF Camerawork was founded in 1974 by a collective of artists to promote photography as an art form. The founders envisioned SF Camerawork as a forum where photographers and community members could meet and critically discuss the photographic medium. They welcomed experimental photography and fostered a range of alternative styles and approaches that included artists working with conceptual, performance, and language-based practice within photography.

Throughout its 45-year history, SF Camerawork has hosted exhibitions and events with many innovative and influential artists, including Sophie Calle, Larry Clark, Binh Danh, Lee Friedlander, Robert Heinecken, Chris McCaw, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Donna Lee Phillips, Sebastiao Salgado, Lew Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.  For a full listing of SF Camerawork’s exhibition and event history, please visit the Archive page of our website.

Today, SF Camerawork engages a vibrant community of artists, photography enthusiasts, collectors, and patrons and provides a critical platform for innovative and challenging new work in the field of photography.

SF Camerawork is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.