Photography News, February 2018

A brief list of various photography news items from February: • Male Models Say Mario Testing and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them: NYTimes.com • Andreas Gursky’s super-sized photographs open London’s Hayward Gallery : BBC.co.uk • Japan’s Fujifilm to take control of Xerox: FT.com

Upcoming Photography Auctions, 2018

Now that 2018 is in full swing, several photography auctions have been announced for the year ahead, as well as changes to previously announced auctions including Christie’s May Photographs auction, which has switched from 16th May to 17th May, and an additional Photographs auction has been set for Christie’s New York.

Preliminary Auction Dates 2018

After several stand-out photography sales last year, including new additions to the list of most expensive photographs sold at auction, 2018 looks to bring another interesting year of exhibitions and sales from the top auction houses around the world. Here is a brief list of auctions set to take place this year, and their preliminary…

A Year of Photography at Auction, 2017 Highlights

2017 brought a number of developments in photography ranging from announcements from technical suppliers to several recording breaking sales at auction. Here are some of the highlights of the year: This year’s stand out moments for photography at auction include an artist record for Man Ray, whose Noire et Blanche was also the most expensive…

Christie’s Photography Highlight of 2017

Christie’s hosted a number of photography auctions this year, but their November auction Stripped Bare: Photographs from the Collection of Thomas Koerfer saw the sale of Man Ray’s Noire et Blanche (1926), which broke several records, including an artist record and the most expensive photograph to sell at auction in France. It is no surprise…

Valuing the Photograph: Analogue Photography at Auction

This article first appeared in the Royal Photographic Society’s Analogue magazine, November 2017. According to Sotheby’s “Analogue photography is back in vogue” and they should know, 22 of the most expensive photographs sold at auction were sold at Sotheby’s, and all were analogue photographs. The interest in photography as a valuable commodity is rapidly growing…