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May 15, 2012: an auction of photojournalism prints at Christie's in New York to help Anton Hammerl's 3 kids.

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    On May 15th we – you – raised $135,089 to help secure the future of Anton’s three children. We are humbled by everyone’s generosity. Penny, Anton’s wife, is over the moon for the children. Anton’s mother is “gobsmacked”.

  • Anton Hammerl 1969-2011

    Anton came under fire while covering frontline battles near Brega. Journalists Clare Gillis, James Foley and Manu Brabo were with him. They were imprisoned for 44 days. Anton is survived by his wife and 3 kids.

  • Photojournalism print auction at Christie's

    Sebastiao Salgado, Tim Hetherington, Alec Soth, Gilles Peress, Platon, Chris Anderson, Robert Capa, Ed Kashi, Bruce Davidson, Yuri Kozyrev, Larry Fink, Lynsey Addario, Susan Meiselas, Ron Haviv, David Burnett, Joao Silva, Marcus Bleasdale, Vincent Laforet.

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About Anton
  • "Anton was murdered trying to do the tremendously important work of journalism in a war zone. His family will be suffering the consequences of this for many years. Anton can no longer help them but we can."

    — Sebastian Junger, filmaker

  • "Anton was very avant-garde, his images were stylistic. The last work I saw of his was some time ago. It was beautifully shot, great craft and funky, very artistic, fresh thinking.”

    — Greg Marinovich, photographer

  • "His sartorial savvy delighted us each day he stepped into the photo department and his offbeat sense of humour entertained us and often found resonance in many of his images."

    — Robin Comley, photo editor

  • "He was a great photographer and a good friend. He had a range, a lot of variety and, among other things, he was very brave."

    — Alf Kumalo, photographer

  • "Anton was a very special, sensitive soul who saw in many ways what people don't see. He was an artist with light."

    — Debbie Yazbek, photographer

  • "I always thought he brought in something else, he had an artistic eye. I used to think of him not so much in conflict. He could create brilliant portraits."

    — Jodi Bieber, photographer