Michel du Cille Memorial Auction

Sample of images available in auction

NPPF Print Auction for Michel du Cille Fund: Bidding Opens May1
Stunning, Historic Photographs Available

Auction opens May 1, noon EDT Link to Auction

You can own a piece of history, captured in striking images by some of the world’s outstanding and famous award-wining photographers.

The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) has curated 100 images that offer print collectors – and all other art lovers —  the opportunity to discover new treasures, and, at the same time, contribute to a worthy cause. Prints were donated by National Press Photographers Association members and accomplished photojournalists from across the U.S.

Auction proceeds will benefit NPPF’s Michel du Cille Fellowship, slated to be launched in 2019 to provide grants to documentary photojournalists.  The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post staff photographer was in Liberia covering the Ebola pandemic when he collapsed and died on Dec. 11, 2014, at age 58.

Details about the fellowship will be announced in July.  Proceeds from the auction also support the Michel du Cille Northern Short Course scholarship that sends a college student aspiring to documentary photography to the workshop.

In a limited quantity, this collection of historical and iconic photographs has been printed using archival museum-quality paper and inks.  Each one is personally signed by the photographer, perfect for collectors or to adorn home or office walls.

Among those who have provided prints for the auction, David Hume Kennerly, David Burnett, Mannie Garcia, Michael O’Brien, Eli Reed, Carol Guzy, Diana Walker, Michel du Cille, Barbara Kinney, Larsen & Talbert, and Joe McNally. A memorable picture of Rosa Parks taken by Michel du Cille is included in the auction.

“This auction is a great opportunity to acquire historic and iconic photographs by many of the best photographers in the world, AND to support the next generation of photojournalists produce projects that can make a difference,” said NPPF President C. Thomas Hardin.

To view photographs and description of prints go to the online auction site Paddle8, https://paddle8.com/auction/NPPF, a platform providing access to some of the world’s most in-demand fine art and collectibles.

The bidding process is simple:  Just create a Paddle8 account, browse through the 100 prints on offer and place a bid. After winning bids are confirmed, the highest bidder will be invoiced the agreed upon amount and shipping will be arranged

.The National Press Photographers Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is charged with advancing photojournalism through education and awarding scholarships and fellowships to deserving individuals who havedemonstrated ability or promise in the field of visual journalism. 

For more information please contact:

Frank Folwell 703-798-6825 ffolwell@nppf.org or
Larry Levin 202-333-7898 Levin@nppf.org


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