Charity auction of National Geographic competition photographs

22.10.2010

As part of the exhibition of the best photographs submitted for competition in the National Geographic Junior and the National Geographic Slovenija magazine (on view until 28 October in the TR3 building in Ljubljana), the traditional charity auction of this year’s 35 exhibited works took place last night in the exhibition venue. In collaboration with the editorial offices of the magazines, Galerija Fotografija prepared the auction, now already for the sixth year running.

The most expensive photograph entitled Na ulici (On the Street) was sold by the auctioneer, Mr Mitja Meršol, for 1700 EUR, which is a new record in the six-year history of the auction. The photograph was taken by Matej Košir, the winner of the “grown-up” part of the Places competition.

Among children’s photographs, the highest scoring photograph was taken by eleven-year-old Tomaž Maroh entitled Muca z repom (Cat with Tail), even though the photograph only reached 4th place in the Animals category. It was sold for 480 EUR.

As in previous years, the Rokus Klett Publishing House, the publisher of both magazines, added 1700 EUR – the value of the highest bidding photograph – to the collected sum.

All photographs sold at the auction are available to view on the website:

http://www.nationalgeographic.si/index.php?i=241 (children’s photographs)
and
http://www.nationalgeographic.si/index.php?i=240 (grown-ups’ photographs).