Works Donated for 'Month of Photography' Auction
BYLINE: MELVYN MINNAAR
In an era of bling-bling and a world that is increasingly tuned into instant visual communication, one would think that smart photographers make a good |living.
Not so. It's a pretty crowded field out there and, for all their admiration of artistic bent, locals are always too shy to pay properly for photographs.
Let's hope it's a different story when a line-up of very good pictures are put up for sale on Wednesday. The very commendable local South African Centre for Photography is raising funds for a major upcoming art event: the fourth Cape Town Month of Photography.
Lack of money has been a serious impediment to previous efforts; the last festival took place in 2005.
With exhibitions all over the city, in venues small and large, the Month of Photography is a major celebration and showcase of a remarkably wide range of talent, including some world stars.
The fourth is planned for October and the auction has seen all the big names rally in support. …