Fine Print Auction

Eikoh Hosoe (Japan)
Man and Woman #33, 1960
Silver Gelatin Print
Yao Lu (China)
Mountains and Streams through Autumn Mist, 2007
Type C Print

Alfredo De Stéfano (Mexico)
Red Mummy in the White Desert, Sahara Desert, Egypt, 2008
Archival Digital Print

ROMA is the exclusive framer for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial

FotoFest Headquarters Hotel for the FotoFest 2010 Biennial Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown.

For more information please contact:
Rocio Carlon, 713 223.5522  ext 14 or


2010 Auction Prints


Auction Artists and Bios


Auction Sponsors

On March 23, 2010, over four hundred guests filled the Ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston for FotoFest's 2010 International Fine Print Auction. Thirty-eight sponsor tables were filled with collectors, patrons, guests and artists from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada and the United States..

Bidding was very strong and all eighty-one prints, donated by important contemporary artists from 17 countries, were sold. Eikoh Hosoe, Alfredo Jaar, Yao Lu, Liliana Porter, Xing Danwen, David Maisel, Susan Derges and Bohnchang Koo were a few of the distinguished artists featured in the 2010 Fine Print Auction.  Archival framing was done by Justin Matthias, Artists' Framing Resource, Houston, Texas. All prints were framed with fine Italian wood molding donated by ROMA Moulding.

The FotoFest 2010 Benefit Auction earned close to $400,000. For the ninth year, Denise Bethel, Director of the Photographs Department, Sotheby’s, New York, led the Auction. Ms. Bethel, who donated her services, gave a much applauded presentation on collecting fine art photography to sponsors and collectors on the evening before the Live Auction. 

The 2010 Auction chairs, Austin James and Blakely Bering, were an integral part in the Auction’s success along with the corporate sponsorship from the Doubletree Hotel, ROMA Moulding, individual sponsors, volunteers and the FotoFest Board of Directors.

Revenues from the print sales and major sponsorships support FotoFest's Biennial and year-round art programs. Ticket sales and individual sponsorships support both FotoFest's art programs and its school-based Literacy Through Photography education program.

The Auction is one of the main events of the FotoFest 2010 Biennial and provided a rare opportunity to encounter high quality contemporary fine art photography from Latin America, Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

    Every two years FotoFest organizes one of
    the finest charitable auctions of its kind I
    have seen.

             - Denise Bethel , Sotheby's Inc., New York

 David Maisel (U.S.)
Library of Dust 1165, 2005
Type C Print, Mounted on Dibond