The auction of 3 photos by Teun Voeten on November 5 in Kooyker Bookshop, brought a revenue of € 500,- in total. This revenue will be donated to the Willem-Alexander Children’s Fund (WAKF LUMC). The auction was led by Pieter-Gerrit Binkhorst of the Leiden Auction House Onder De Boompjes.
Voeten, an awarded war photographer, anthropologist and philosopher, also gave an presentation about the underground homeless in New York, following his book an exhibition ‘Tunnel People’in art gallery Amber. The 3 photos available for the auction were Lunch time in the orphanage (2003), Burkhas in the mist (2001) and Child soldiers in Liberia (2003). The photos are silver gelatin prints (baryte prints) with a limited edition and signed by the photographer.
The Willem-Alexander Children’s Fund aims at improving the quality of life of chronically ill children. The WAKF LUMC started realising interactive/digital rooms in the Willem-Alexander Childrens’ Hospital, which is a part of the Leiden University Medical Centre. This room makes sure that family, friends and school are always near. Because ‘Every dime helps’ the Fund is very much helped with the revenue of the auction.
Photos by J.P. Kranenburg.