Christie’s Auction in support of Conflict Photographer Anton Hammerl’s Children
As many of you may know – these past few years have been particularly cruel in terms of the amount of journalist and photojournalists going missing, being kidnapped, or getting killed in conflict zones. Next Tuesday, Christie’s auction house is holding its first ever sale of contemporary photojournalism works to honor Anton Hammerl – a South African photojournalist who disappeared in Libya last year while on freelance assignment. I have donated a print to this auction (shown above), along with many other photojournalists, whose company I am honored to be amongst: Sebastião Salgado, Susan Meiselas,Alec Soth, Christopher Anderson, Ed Kashi, Yuri Kozyrev, Larry Fink, Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, David Burnett, Joao Silva, Bruce Davidson, Greg Marinovich, Samuel Aranda, and Roger Ballen. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Hammerl’s three children.