A selection of works from the UK's largest collection of landscape photography is due to be auctioned at Christie's tomorrow.
On the evening of
May 15, the Positive View Foundation will present a benefit sale of photographs
from the ‘Landmark: Fields of Photography’ collection, which exhibited at
Somerset House in March of this year.
Among the 42
works offered are unique prints by notable photographers from the 19th
and 20th Century, including Daniel Beltrá, Nadav Kander and Edward
Proceeds from the
sale will benefit the Positive View Foundation and the Educational Programme it
is launching on the evening of the auction.
aims to support photographic educational projects for underprivileged young
people and initiatives that tackle issues of youth crime.
Andrew Page, CEO
and Founder of Positive View Foundation, said: ‘”Landmark: the Fields of
Photography” has been a resounding success, with tens of thousands of people
enjoying the exhibition at Somerset House.’
He added: ‘Our
focus is now to ensure that we take the work donated by photographers and use
it to change the lives of some of our most disadvantaged under 25-year-olds.’
it expects the auction to raise funds in the region of £200,000