I’ve got a busy weekend planned, and then on Tuesday I’ll be going to the Friends Without a Border benefit auction in Manhattan. FWOB is an organization that created and maintains a hospital for children in Cambodia. It was begun by the photographer Kenro Izu, and the auction is a main source of funding for it. I bought an inexpensive print at its first auction in 1997, and then a more expensive one a few years later.
Will I get anything this year? Most of the prints are out of my price range, but there are a few that I like that are more reasonable, and with people cutting back on spending due to the economy, that may keep prices down. Of course, what may be good for me will be bad for raising money for the hospital, so I’ll just see what happens without wishing for too much of a bargain.