La Lettre June 12, 2012

Elton John’s: The AIDS Foundation Portfolio

Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) released its second Photography Portfolio. It features the work of ten renowned photographers from five countries: Tina Barney (USA), Rineke Dijkstra (Netherlands), Elger Esser (Germany), Candida Höfer (Germany), Chen Jiagang (China), David LaChapelle (USA), Alex Prager (USA), Ed Ruscha (USA), Hedi Slimane (France), and Frank Thiel (Germany).

The edition size is made of 40 prints and 12 Artist Proofs, each sized 20 x 24 inches. Each portfolio is enclosed in a custom-designed, archival photographic storage box that includes the ten photographs, a table of contents and a letter to the purchaser signed by Sir Elton John. Photographs included in the EJAF Photography Portfolio II are unique and are only available through purchase of the entire $25,000 portfolio.

“From the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, artists have engaged their talents to raise awareness to the challenges of the epidemic and inspire others to action,” said EJAF Founder Sir Elton John. “I have had the great pleasure of collecting the works of the artists represented in this portfolio for many years, and I am so thrilled and deeply grateful to them for joining us in this important project.”

By Gilles Decamps

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