On November 15th at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Financial Times is holding its seasonal auction which raises funds for The Global Fund for Children. The prints will be on show at the Financial Times on November 13-14 and may be viewed online at ft.com/appeal. The event will be hosted by Adrian Biddell of Sotheby’s. Archives have been mined for treasures, notably for prints by Beaton and Slim Aarons.
One auction piece is David Burnett’s study (above) of the spectators at Cape Canaveral for the launch of Apollo XI speaks of the vanished optimism of 1969. A fine magazine reporter, Burnett created 44 Days (about the Iranian revolution) one of the great documents of journalism of any kind.
Another fine war photographer, James Nachtwey, is well represented (Boy on a tank, above) and so is Stuart Franklin with his unforgettable study of a man with shopping bags stopping the tanks in Tiananmen Square.