Annie Leibovitz’s place in the culture is secure as long as Vanity Fair is still being printed and doesn’t replace her glossy conceptualism with Terry Richardson’s stark sexscapes. But the lady caught a social consciousness from Susan Sontag, and now she’s giving back. For one, night, the Mayson Gallery is displaying Ms. Leibovitz’s photos in conjunction with those taken by children sponsored by the New York Foundling Organization—and the latter set of photos will be on sale at the event. Sure, kids don’t have the access to photograph Whoopi Goldberg in a milk bath, but buying their art will help them get to college and pursue their own dreams of becoming celebrity shutterbugs.
The Foundling in Focus, Mayson Gallery, 254 Broome Street; 7 p.m. Tickets and information can be found at http://donors.nyfoundling.org/.
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