PROOF’s Annual Benefit Auction: Storytelling for Social Justice

Swann Galleries is pleased to announce a partnership with PROOF: Media for Social Justice, whose annual benefit auction will be held in our auction rooms in June. Over the years, this benefit auction and cocktail reception has featured work donated by notable photographers including Malick Sidibe, Mark Seliger, and Joyce Tenneson. This year featured distinguished photographers include Franck Bohbot, Eli Reed, Bill Jacobson, Barbara Bordnick, Harvey Stein, Ruven Afanador and many others.
 
In partnership with PROOFphotojournalists, documentarians, academics and activists utilize the power of photographic storytelling to promote peace-building and global social justice, revealing the effects of and opening a dialogue about human rights abuses around the world.
 
Photo by Smita Sharna, Unearthed.

“A photograph passes for incontrovertible proof that a given thing happened. The picture may distort; but there is always a presumption that something exists, or did exist, which is like what’s in the picture.” – Susan Sontag, On Photography.

Photo by Peter Mantello, Child Soldiers.
PROOF’s 2014 Benefit
 
Please join us on Thursday, June 11 from 6-9 pm here at Swann Auction Galleries for cocktails, a live auction and a jazz performance by the Andrei Matorin Trio. 
 
Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door, and can be ordered through Ticketbud. More on the event can be found on Proof’s website.