FotoFusion 2010 Auction and Wrap Up

Friday night (February 22) the Palm Beach Photographic Centre hosted the first ever live auction in their new museum. Twenty six prints were offered by Swan Gallery’s talented and lovely auctioneer Dale Kaplan. Dale’s skill along with the generosity of so many of the visiting photographers and that of the crowd as well made the event a strong success. 2559-0219 The money raised supports the Centre’s outreach program Picture My World for underprivileged youth in the area.
Cheryl Blair reviews the catalog description of my print Odalisque #1 which I’m delighted to report sold for $800.00.

Beauty and fashion photographer Douglas Dubler

Celebrity and fine art photographer Vincent Versace

Digital artist Laurence Gartel

2559-0347 After remarks by West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel the party moved down Clamatis Street to Grease where I met one of the owners Tommy Morrison who told me he had purchased the Odalisque. It was good to be able to say thanks for his support of the Picture My World program and of course for choosing my work. Award winning Washington Post photographer Lucian Perkins is on the left of Tommy Morrison.

Photojournalist David Burnett talking photography with Swan Gallery’s Dale Kaplan

The monitor on a camera is to review work not to compose a shot unless the camera is on a tripod
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Congressman John Lewis at the dedication of Al Farooq Mosque in Atlanta, GA August 17, 2008

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