The 20th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction proved to be a wonderful success.
The Dec. 12 event, held at The Highline Loft in Manhattan, raised more than $160,000 (gross) to benefit Lao Hospital for Children!
More than 100 photographers donated their works, which were offered online and during a live auction.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Artist of the Year Award posthumously to Mr. Irving Penn. A video about his life and work (https://vimeo.com/306393746) was screened at the event, after which Mr. Peter MacGill, president of the Pace/MacGill Gallery, accepted the award on behalf of the Irving Penn Foundation.
Friends Without A Border offers a heartfelt thanks to the organizers of the event, the photographers who donated their works and all who attended and participated in the auction.
(Photos by Iyota Shigemi)