Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Alluring Images

Lisa Kereszy

From cherry blossoms to civil rights mugshots to photographs of the female figure. I know it’s sometimes a leap, but that’s what this blog was always intended to be – an appreciation of the kaleidoscopic breadth of photography that I am lucky to engage with in my daily life.

The pictures above and below are from a benefit auction I helped ALLURE Magazine curate, all proceeds of which go to fund skin cancer research. Nadine McCarthy, ALLURE’s Director of Photography worked with me on their end. The theme, based on the magazine’s May issue, is “Alluring Bodies”. The auction takes place tonight.

Above and below are a number of my favorites from the 60 pictures being auctioned. And no, I do not think these pictures objectify women in an inappropriate way. And yes, that is Carla Bruni, the first lady of France, at the end. (Last month the first nude picture of her to come up at auction since she married President Sarkozy sold at Christies for over $90,000 to a Chinese collector! And once the picture began to garner an undue amount of publicity the seller gave the entire proceeds to charity.)

Lillian Bassman

Michael Dweck

Flor Garduno

Susan Meiselas

Fernand Fonssagrives

Juergen Teller

Jeff Hornbaker

Craig McDean

A unique collaboration by Edward Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith

Annie Leibovitz

Regan Cameron

Pamela Hanson

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