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Photography masters capture attention in Bonhams photographs auction

NEW YORK, N.Y.- Bonhams announces its auction of Photographs, November 1 in New York, simulcast in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The sale will feature a wide range of subject matter as seen through the lenses of various photographers. Judith Eurich, Bonhams Director of Prints & Photographs, states about the highlights in the sale, “There is a broad range of works by important 19th century photographers, such as Alfred Stieglitz and Carleton Watkins, the mid-century masters represented by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, and contemporary images by Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and Hiroshi Sugimoto.” Known for his documentary portraiture, as well as fashion photography, Irving Penn has an exemplary talent for working between two opposite worlds. This is apparent in his “Five Okapa Warriors, New Guinea” available in the sale (est. $20,000-30,000). This selenium-toned gelatin silver print