The 2010 Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, on October 12, 2010. Thanks go to everyone who made the event a real blast! We managed to raise valuable funds for next year’s programs from ticket sales, the silent and online auctions, and the raffle.
A big thank you to everyone who helped with the preparation and organization of the event. In particular YPA would like to thank Lynn Martin; our dedicated Events Committe, Don Bitzer, Lindsey Nicholson, Lisa Curesky, and Yvette Naylor; and our enthusiastic volunteers, Arturo Santos, Aurelie Graillot, Courtney Smith, Dawn Bauer, Dexter Lane, Eric Schwortz, John Stukes, Katina Houvouras, Pascaline Klein, Philippe Paktor, Robert Herman, Sumner Hatch, and Tegan Mahford.
2010 Awards Ceremony & Benefit Auction Gallery. Images by Robert Herman.
A quick review of the night…
Six promising young photographers were presented with awards sponsored by our Major Founding Sponsor ASMP Foundation, as well as APA, Alamy, Jerry Tavin, and Photolibrary. YPA was honored to have some of the country’s finest photographers present the awards: Barbara Bordnick, Doug Menuez, Eric Meola, Michel Tcherevkoff, Ron Haviv and Timothy Greenfield Sanders.
Many thanks to all the photographers who generously donated their work for auction:
Bonnie Eveline Briant
Carl R. Sams
George Del Barrio
Getty Images/Grant Faith
J. Ryan Roberts
Robert A Schaefer Jr
Scott W Baker
Toby McFarlan Pond
There was also a preview exhibition of photo essays from the 2010 mentoring program on the theme of Answering Adversity.
All profits help fund the various programs we run. YPA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its sponsors and supporters. The YPA scholarship awards are given through the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Program.