YPA Announces presenters and benefit auction

The Young Photographers Alliance Scholarship awards are taking place ont he 12th of October. The organisation has released a number of details about the event.


Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering the next generation of image-makers, is delighted to have six of America’s leading photographers present the 2010 YPA Scholarship awards on Tuesday, October 12th. YPA is honored to have Barbara Bordnick, Doug Menuez, Eric Meola, Michel Tcherevkoff, Ron Haviv, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders present this year’s awards to six promising young photographers at the YPA Award Ceremony and Benefit Auction, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, from 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday, October 12th.

The scholarship awards are just one of the programs YPA runs with the aim of nurturing talented young photographers to emerge as tomorrow’s top visual artists and documenters of our world. A preview of the results from this year’s mentoring program will also be on show at the event: images on the theme of Answering Adversity, created by eleven teams of young photographers in the US, Canada and UK, will be exhibited for the first time.

The Benefit Auction, which will begin at the Award Ceremony and continue online until October 28th, will include highly collectable signed prints by renowned photographers Amy Arbus, Antoine Verglas, Barbara Bordnick, Brad Trent, Cameron Davidson, Chris Jordan, Daniel Kramer, Darrell Gulin, Doug Menuez, Hans Neleman, Henry Horenstein, Howard Schatz, Jill Enfield, John Lund, Marcus Gaab, Martyn Thompson, Russ Quackenbush, Sean Justice, Sebastian Smith, Shannon Fagan, Spencer Jones, Stephen Mallon, Toby McFarlan Pond, Vincent Dixon, and others.

There will also be prints by the 2010 and 2009 YPA Scholarship winners. Images can be previewed from October 1st at www.youngphotographersalliance.org/auction. The Award Ceremony and Benefit Auction is YPA’s principal fundraising vehicle. The event is open to all and is a unique opportunity to meet leading players in the photography and stock image business; to delight in – and possibly acquire – some stunning photography; to enjoy complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz; and to celebrate and support young talent. Tickets may be purchased online and cost $50 ($75 at the door

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