Center for Photography at Woodstock auction unfolds in Kingston

Valerie Shaff, Larissa’s Sheep, 2017, archival pigment print, 40 x 40 inches

On Saturday, September 29, the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) will be holding its 40th annual Awards & Benefit Auction, and online bidding is already underway on this year’s offerings: 64 excellent works of art by a diverse group of artists, spanning from early to contemporary photography. This year, the highly anticipated event will honor Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, with CPW’s highest recognition, the Vision Award. Founding curator of the museum’s Photography Department in 1976, she has acquired over 30,000 photographs made on all seven continents, curated or co-curated more than 40 major exhibitions, and contributed articles to over 150 magazines, books and other catalogues.

The Benefit Auction that follows the award ceremony features contemporary and classic photographs by Berenice Abbott, Mariette Pathy Allen, Corey Arnold, Brenda Bancel, Craig Barber, Alva Bernadine, Gay Block, Margaret Bourke-White, Cornell Capa, Elinor Carucci, Jack Delano, Alinka Echevarria, Daesha Devón Harris, John Huba, Connie Imboden, Kenro Izu, Yumiko Izu, Raymond Jacobs, William Klein, Oliver Klink, David LaChapelle, Jungjin Lee, Arthur Leipzig, Phillip Leonian, Lisa Levine, Leon Levinstein, Vivian Maier, Mary Ellen Mark, Elaine Mayes, Janice Mehlman, Doug Menuez, Ray K. Metzker, Joel Meyerowitz, John M. Miller, Jeffrey Milstein, Hye-Ryoung Min, Martin Munkacsi, Ber Murphy, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Arnold Newman, Sarah Palmer, Laurie Peek, Matthew Pillsbury, Colleen Plumb, Jan Rattia, Terrence A. Reese, Justine Reyes, Aaron Rezny, Roger Ricco, Joanne Savio, Valerie Shaff, Carla Shapiro, Alan Siegel, Tema Stauffer, Ernest Stone, Josef Sudek, Allan Tannenbaum, Michael Thompson, Martín Weber, Weegee and Minor White, as well as a portrait session with Elliott Landy.


Proceeds from this event support CPW’s programs, which champion artists through residencies, workspace and other support, and provide opportunities for the photo community to engage with thought-provoking exhibitions, workshops and professional resources. To preview the auction items and place bids, download the ARTSY app or visit Online bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. on September 29, after which bids may also be placed live until 8 p.m. at the benefit, to be overseen by Lucas Hunt of Hunt Auctioneer. Auction lots are expected to sell anywhere from $300 to $10,00.

The CPW Awards & Benefit Auction takes place at Prince Street Studios at 76 Prince Street in Kingston, with a VIP champagne reception starting at 5 p.m. and the awards ceremony getting underway at 6 p.m. Visit to order event tickets. To find out more, call CPW at (845) 679-9957, e-mail or visit

CPW Awards & Auction Benefit, Saturday, Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m., $125-$500, Prince Street Studios, 76 Prince Street, Kingston, (845) 679-9957, or