A silent auction and cocktail reception will be held Thursday, June 21 in Manhattan to benefit the grantmaking and fellowship programs of the Chris Hondros Fund. The fund, a non-profit organization, was established to honor the life and work of Chris Hondros, the award-winning Getty Images photographer killed in Libya in April 2011. It supports photojournalists through grants and a fellowship to the Eddie Adams Workshop, and it support organizations that educate the public about photojournalism.
At the reception, the inaugural Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award will be given to the winners, Andrea Bruce and Dominic Bracco II. Among the items being sold through the silent auction are a print by Robert Capa (donated by the International Center of Photography), Murray Garrett’s signed 1953 portrait of Marilyn Monroe, prints by Todd Heisler, Lynn Johnson, Rick Loomis and other photographers, and the Super Bowl XLVI football, autographed by Eli Manning.
The event will be held at the James Burden Mansion from 6 to 9pm. Tickets are still available for $50. Tickets can be bought online at www.chrishondrosfund/benefit. Information on the Chris Hondros Fund can be found on the fund’s web site, www.chrishondrosfund.org.
Andrea Bruce Wins Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award