Picture of Generosity

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)