Monday, June 04, 2007

A Benefit Auction on Philippine Photography, 1970-2007, Silverlens Gallery

A Benefit Silent Auction

6 June 2007, Wednesday, 3pm to 6pm

Silverlens Gallery, 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Warehouse 2, Yupangco Bldg., Makati City

On Wednesday, June 6, 2007, the Silverlens Gallery will be hosting a first of its kind Benefit Silent Auction of Philippine Photography 1970 - 2007. Bidding will begin at 3pm and will close promptly at 6pm. The auction will feature prints by more than twenty established photographers of diverse reputation and renown, including Jes Aznar, Alex Baluyut, Claro Cortes IV, Albert Garcia, Nap Jamir, Ronnie Lazaro, Luis Liwanag, Isa Lorenzo, Rolex dela Pena, Ben Razon, Dennis Rito, Ed Santiago, Fernando Sepe Jr., Nico Sepe, Angelo de Silva, Jose Enrique Soriano, Wig Tysmans, George Tapan, Dennis Sabangan, Ernie Sarmiento, and Stephen Wallace. Proceeds from the auction will go to the medical treatment of photojournalist Mon Acasio.

Silverlens Gallery is located at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Warehouse 2, Yupangco Building. Gallery hours are 10 to 7pm Mondays to Fridays and 1 to 6pm on Saturdays.

For more information, call (02) 816-0044 / (0905) 52650873 or email

To the photographers, a final reminder for you to include your one-page bio to attach to the auction catalog, and for those who have not texted or emailed me privately of their commitment to participate, please do so now as we are finalizing the list of photographers whose work will be presented on the auction day. Silverlens Director Isa Lorenzo is requesting that for each participating photographer including even those who are not, that they invite at least five of their friends or contacts who can attend the benefit auction event from 3 pm to 6 pm, to encourage the viewing and the sale of the photographs to be presented.

For everyone and especially the auction participants, please direct any last minute questions or inquiries about the auction to Rica Estrada of Silverlens, at <> or call the gallery at 8160044 / 09178170198 / (0905) 52650873 or email <>.

Let's all do our part to make this special one-time benefit auction event a success, and again, maraming salamat sa inyong lahat mula sa pamilya ni Mon Acasio.

We'll see the contributing photographers on wednesday morning, the 6th of June, from 9:30am to 11am, and welcome the bidding participants and guests at the start of the silent auction at 3pm to 6pm.

Mabuhay kayo, and with our sincerest gratitude.


WHAT: Benefit Auction/Sale of 'Philippine Photography 1970 - 2007'

WHEN: Wednesday, June 6 2007, 3PM to 6PM

WHERE: Silver Lens Gallery , 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension, Yupangco Bldg 2, Makati City, Metro Manila

WHY: For the proceeds of the auction/sale to help fund the physical therapy and rehabilitation of our colleague, Mon Acasio, in the aftermath of the near fatal stroke he suffered last May 4, 2007.

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