Sebastiao Salgado, Susan Meiselas, Bruce Davidson, Alec Soth, Greg Marinovich and Roger Ballen are just a few of the many photographers who have donated prints to the May 15 photo auction to be held at Christie’s in New York, to benefit the children of slain photojournalist Anton Hammerl. Hammerl was killed in April 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya by forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi.
Update, May 2: The Estate of Tim Hetherington has donated a print to the event, which will be hosted by Christiane Amanpour, ABC global affairs correspondent.
Friends of Anton, the colleagues who banded together when Hammerl was first reported missing, have gathered loads of support from the photography community and partners like Committee to Protect Journalists, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders. If you think an original, signed print by Lynsey Addario or Marcus Bleasdale might be beyond your budget, you can join the effort by buying a ticket; the suggested donation is $75. Visit the Friends of Anton web site to order tickets, get more information on the Friends of Anton fundraising efforts, see a preview of prints and books available for purchase, or learn about sponsorship opportunities.
All proceeds of the May 15 auction go to Hammerl’s children: 11-year-old Aurora, 8-year-old Neo, and 8-month-old Hiro.