Fotorelief hosted the “A Picture Saves a Thousand Lives” silent auction at Milk Studios in Chelsea on Thursday 18 March, 2010.
Over one hundred of the world’s most well-respected fashion and fine art photographers such as (among others) Bruce Weber, Mario Sorrenti, Mick Rock and Ellen Von Unwerth donated photographs that were exhibited and sold off in a silent auction. Starting bids ranged from $300 to a $1,000, with all money raised benefiting Rose Charities and their work with the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
For those whose budget was a bit too stretched by the starting bids (ahem, yours truly) there was also a limited edition hard-cover book on sale for $50, that featured all of the night’s photographs on display at the event. I snapped one of these up immediately, as the book is a fabulous coffee table addition and all proceeds of these sales also went to aid the devastation in Haiti.
With the fashion hipster crowd in attendance, it was only fitting that a DJ was on hand to play some vocal, uplifting house tunes, which worked well with the Svedka sponsored cocktails for the event (the Vodka and pink grapefruit seemed to be a winner on the night).
M.A.C also sponsored, delighting the girls (at least behind closed doors, N.B if fashionable hipster type, must not seem too impressed by any cosmetic freebies) with a goodby bag containing a full size Lipglass, pigment powder and eyeshadow.