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I’ll be honest and say I was surprised when I saw Hamburger Eyes and Fotovision team up for an annual fundraiser.

Hamburger Eyes specialises in the grubby, PBR-stained, punk-inertia of San Francisco. High-brow by comparison, Fotovision flies the flag for photojournalism as crucial art in our cynical times. It’s like a teenage kid having a joint birthday party with their sensible aunt?

But, what the feck do I know? The line up is astounding:

Prints by: Larry Fink, Dorothea Lange, Nick Waplington, Bill Owens, Herb Ritts, Michelle Vignes, Colin Finlay, Marcus Bleasdale, Tim Hetherington, Ami Vitale, James Whitlow Delano, Camille Seaman, Kim Stringfellow, Ian Martin, Doug Menuez, Matt Herron, George Ballis, Richard Gordon, Darcy Padilla, Michael Rauner, Chris McCaw, Ernest Lowe, Jack Picone, and Antonin Kratochvil.

Signed collectible books by: Susan Meiselas, Sebastião Salgado, Alec Soth, Alex Webb, Ken Light, Amy Arbus, Chris Killip, and Danny Lyon.

Hamburger Eyes offerings include: Jim Goldberg, Ray Potes, Michael Jang, John Harding, Bill Burke, Ari Marcopouos, Peter Sutherland, Barry McGee, Ted Pushinsky, Oscar Mendoza, and Elena Carrasco.

The auction opens TODAY. Go to Hamburger Eyes’ eBay auction or Fotovision’s online listings. Then go to a big party on the 25th July from 5:30 – 9pm at the Fotovision Office at 5515 Doyle St, Emeryville, CA 94608.

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Photograph by Michael Jang, who interviewed with Wired’s Raw File last year.

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