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The Financial Times and International Rescue Committee launch charity auction & exhibition at London’s Getty Gallery

Public invited to attend free exhibition featuring work by celebrated photographers on December 2-3

The Financial Times and International Rescue Committee are hosting a photography exhibition and auction at London’s Getty Gallery as part of the FT’s 2014/15 seasonal appeal. The appeal, which runs throughout December and January, provides editorial coverage to highlight the work of a chosen charity, with events to support fundraising. This year FT employees chose the International Rescue Committee as their appeal partner, a global charity that saves and rebuilds lives in the wake of conflict and disaster.

The free, two-day exhibition is open to the public on December 2-3. It features photography by Cecil Beaton, Steve McCurry, Tom Hunter, Paolo Ventura, Tim Page. ‘Modern Life is Rubbish’ by Corinne Day (above) a limited edition print signed by Kate Moss. Sotheby’s Adrian Biddell will auction the lots at an invitation-only event on December 3, hosted by FT deputy editor John Thornhill and IRC CEO David Miliband.

Parties interested in placing a bid before the live auction should visit www.ft.com/photoauction

Exhibition details

Getty Images Gallery, 45 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX
Opening times: 10:00 – 5:30pm on 2 -3 December

For queries about the event please contact danny.everett@rescue-uk.org or annabel.cook@ft.com.

Photography auction:

Getty Images Gallery, 45 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX
6.30 – 9.30pm, Wednesday 3rd December.
Strictly invitation only.


Julia Fullerton-Batten

Octavia, Living Room
Lambda c-type print
Limited edition 2/6

David Bebber

Lou Reed, Prague
Matt c-type
Limited edition 4/20
Certificate of authenticity

Cecil Beaton

Lucian Freud and Caroline Blackwood at Coombe Priory, April 1956
Courtesy of The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s
Modern silver gelatin print from the original negative (printed in 2012)
Limited edition 1/20

Charlie Bibby

Children at play, Central African Republic 2010
Digital C-type
Limited edition 1/1

Marcus Bleasdale

Lake Upemba
Giclee print to hahnemuhle
Limited edition 3/7
Certificate of authenticity

Laura Boushnak

I Read I Write
Five Yemeni students sit on one bench at an elementary school in Sanaa, December 2012. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says access to education is one of the biggest challenges facing children in Yemen today, especially girls. Nearly half of primary school age girls do not go to school
Digital Archival Print, fine art paper
Limited edition 3/8
Certificate of authenticity

Thomas Brummett

Nocturne #6
Silver gelatin fiber based print
Limited edition1/5
Certificate of authenticity

Corinne Day

Courtesy of The Estate of Corinne Day & Gimpel Fils Gallery
Modern Life is Rubbish
Black & White fibre based lambda print
Limited edition 53/500
Signed by Kate Moss

Kieran Doherty

Fisherman pull in their nets at dawn, Kovalam, Kerala
Archival pigment print

Matias Costa/Panos

Glycee print of fibre paper
Limited edition 2/5
Certificate of authenticity

Stuart Franklin/Magnum Photos

USA. New York City. Central Park
Silver gelatin print

Kevin Frayer

Waiting, Kashgar,Xinjiang, Western China
Epson Archival Inkjet

Ron Haviv

Courtesy of V11 Agency
Helicopter, Darfur Sudan
Archival Pigment Print
Limited edition 20/20

Tom Hunter

Up Before The Beak
From the series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’,
Digital C-type print
Limited edition 1/1

Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images

Dancing in the street
Silver gelatin fibre print
Limited edition 4/50

Ed Kashi

Archival pigment print

Michael Kenna 

Evening Light, Lake Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand
Sepia toned silver gelatin print
Limited edition 3/45

Ludovic Maillard

Exchanger Porte de la Chapelle, Paris ring road
Giclee print to hahnemuhle
Limited edition 3/14
Certificate of authenticity

Greg Marinovich/The Stand

Soweto funeral in train
Soweto, South Africa, 16 October, 1995 Gang members celebrate at the funeral of slain gangster ‘Darkie’ in Soweto’s Avalon cemetery. It is customary to have a party and celebrate rather than mourn at gangsters and criminals funerals. Darkie was killed by former child soldiers turned vigilantes
Digital print on archival paper
Limited edition 3/8

Peter Marlow/Magnum Photos

Refugee, Francine Mukamana, 26yrs, Burundi, has come for help from Tanzania’s Women’s Legal Aid Centre after suffering domestic violence from her husband
Archival pigment print (inkjet)

Steve McCurry

Afghan Girl with Hands of Face
Fiji flex crystal archive fine art print
Serial number
Signature label

Tim Page

During the U.N.T.A.C. peace process in Cambodia, the helicopter bearing FUNCINPEC leader Prince Ranaridith Norodom departs a football field in Prey Veng after campaigning for the upcoming elections, May 1993
Fuji pearl print
Limited edition 1/5

Adam Patterson/Panos

Jean-Claude (aka Vipoh) shows the scars he received after being attached by a rival group of up to 20 youths in 2007. His life was saved when a doctor found him on the street after the attack and brought him to hospital. Vipoh’s family fled violence in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) in the late 1990s and settled between France and England.
C-type print on fuji crystal archive paper
Limited edition 2/20
Certificate of authenticity

Espen Rasmussen

The inland ice sheet, at places up to 4km thick, seen for air
Limited edition 1/1
Certificate of authenticity

Simon Roberts

Clevedon Pier #C, Somerset,
February 2011
Archival pigment print
Edition 38/50

Peter Robinson/EMPICS sport

Pele’s Final Match – New York Cosmos Santos

Christopher Sykes

Cibachrome print
Limited edition 1/1

Paolo Ventura

Courtsey of Flatland Gallery
Winter Stories #53
C-print, archive matt paper
Limited edition 4/10
Signature label

Massimo Vitali

Dune du Pyla
Light-jet print
Limited edition 1/35
Signature label

For further information please contact:

Harriet Constable
Communications Assistant
T: +44 (0) 207 873 4241
E: harriet.constable@ft.com

Annabel Cook
Picture Editor
+ 44 (0) 207 873 4050
E: annabel.cook@ft.com

Paul Donohoe
Press and PR Manager
T:+44 (0)20 7692 2739
E: Paul.Donohoe@rescue-uk.org

About The Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 690,000 (Deloitte assured, Q3 2014). The FT’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme works with charities that support education and literacy, journalism, local communities and the environment, as well as the annual seasonal appeal. For news about the FT follow @FTPressOffice.

About International Rescue Committee:

A global leader in humanitarian assistance, the International Rescue Committee works in more than 30 countries offering help and hope to refugees and others impacted by violent conflict and disaster. During crises, IRC teams provide health care, shelter, clean water, sanitation, learning programmes for children and special aid for women. As emergencies subside, the IRC stays to revive livelihoods and help shattered communities recover and rebuild. A tireless advocate for the most vulnerable, the IRC is committed to restoring hope, dignity and opportunity.

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