Tuesday, April 20, 2010


CRISIS, the homelessness charity, announced the successful conclusion of A Positive View following Christie’s sale of vintage and contemporary photography last night.

An impressive £305,000 was raised at the auction, with 100% of sales going to the charity. The sale included works by masters such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh and Corinne Day, as well as the Crisis Royal Diptych, created by Prince William and Crisis client Jeff Hubbard.

The auction was preceded by a Royal Gala Reception attended by A Positive View Patron Prince William. The Prince met guests, including members of Crisis, who have been studying photography at the Crisis Skylight, education, training and employment centres in London and Newcastle, and whose photographs were part of the exhibition and sale.

Co-hosted by Barclays Wealth and Vogue, the Royal Gala Reception and auction attracted a glittering array of photography celebrities and collectors.