Sullivan, Biondi Curate Auction for Foundation Rwanda

Posted on 5/3/2010 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Getty Images’ Aidan Sullivan and New Yorker visual editor Elizabeth Biondi are co-curating a fine-art photography auction to benefit Foundation Rwanda. Hosted by Bonhams New York, “Foundation Rwanda: An Evening of Food & Fotos” will take place at Bonhams’ Madison Avenue location on May 13.

The Foundation, founded by photographer Jonathan Torgovnik and Jules Shell, supports the education and well-being of women and children affected by the Rwandan genocide. Torgovnik traveled to East Africa on assignment for Newsweek in 2006. During this trip, he learned of the plight of women who were brutally raped during the genocide, often becoming pregnant and contracting HIV. Torgovnik then embarked on a personal photography project documenting such stories. He also joined with Shell to create Foundation Rwanda.

Tickets to the event range from $125 to $350. Art offered for auction has been selected by Biondi, Sullivan and Hasted Hunt Kraeutler gallery’s Bill Hunt. Works include those of Eugene Richards, Nigel Parry, Jonathan Torgovnik, Gillian Laub, Pieter Hugo, Paolo Ventura, Steve Pyke, Elinor Carucci, Ruven Afanador, Brent Stirton, Martin Schoeller, Platon and others.

An equally strong showing will be on the food side of the fundraiser, with 30 participating chefs and mixologists, including Gabe Thompson from dell’anima and L’Artusi, Anita Lo from Annisa, Mike Price from Market Table, Cedric Vongerichten from Perry Street and others.

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