Photography News July 2017

British Journal of Photography in Contemporary Photography co-production deal with online film channel FullBleed: BJP-online.com

Auction Record for Wolfgang Tillmans at Phillips’ 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale: Phillips.com

Magnum Photos forced into historic private investor shake-up: Straitstimes.com

The most expensive photographs sold at auction

As one of the more ‘recent’ art forms, photography’s popularity in the art market has grown and grown, with the highest amount paid for a photograph sticking at $838,000 in 1999 until being bumped off the top spot 4 years later with a sale of $922,488, and then again 2 years later when the first million dollar photograph was sold for $1,248,000. Ever since, the auction houses of Sotheby’s and Christie’s have vied for the title of ‘the most expensive photograph’ as photography’s popularity continues to grow as a smart investment. The most expensive photograph ever sold is a contentious topic as more and more photographs are sold privately, directly to the buyer. However, here is a list of the most expensive sold at auction, including a new addition recorded a couple of weeks ago. Starting at the low end:

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Sotheby’s Contemporary Living Online Auction

Sotheby’s Contemporary Living Online Auction started this week, and will run until 19th July, with Prints, Photographs and Design items available. Lots include prints from Sally Mann’s Deep South series, and Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Time Exposed Portfolio, as well as work from Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Sebastiao Salgado, Ormond Gigli (above), Nick Brandt and Diane Arbus. Estimates range from $100 to $60,000.

For more information or to bid on lots click here.

Photography News June/July 2017

Getty Museum Received Gift of 186 Photographs from Bruce Berman: artnews.com

The finalists have been announced for the 2017 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: leica-oskar-barnack-award.com

The 2017 Henri Cartier Bresson prize has been awarded to South African Photographer Guy Tillim: henricartierbresson.org

Sally Mann ‘Remembered Light’ Exhibition

Sally Mann’s “Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington” has gone on show in Rome this week at the Gagosian Gallery. The photographs were taken between 1999 and 2012 and consist of black and white and colour photographs taken on film and digital of Cy Twombly’s Lexington, Virginia Studio. The show runs until 8th September 2017.

For more information about the exhibition and about Sally Mann click here

Photography News June 2017

Photographer Keiichi Tahara has died at 66: loeildelphotographie.com

The BMW Art Journey has been awarded to Astha Butail: BMWGroup.com

Athens Photo Festival has begun and runs until 30th June: Photofestival.gr

Photography Auctions Calendar

Summer usually sees a lull in photography auctions, and this year is no different. Once August ends, however, 7 auctions are due – each celebrating photography, from Sotheby’s, Phillips and Dreweatts. Christies are yet to announce an autumn auction for their photography department, though one is expected. Scheduled auctions are as follows… Continue reading Photography Auctions Calendar