Global Fund for Children -FT Photography Auction 2012

Lot 01 David Burnett/Contact Press Images Launch of Apollo XI, first manned exploration of the moon. Spectators gather along the beach across from the launch pad at The Kennedy Space Center to watch the lift off that morning. Titusville, Florida, USA, July 16,1969, signed, letter of authencity, 16 x 20 inch archival glicee print, framed and mounted.

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 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.

Lot 06 Stuart Franklin/Magnum ‘Tiananmen Square Tank Man’ 1989 signed, 20 x 16 inch silver gelatin print made at Picto in Paris, mounted and framed.

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