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. . .the Bemis Center has 35 photographs up for bidding during our 9th Annual Art Auction? Whether you like nature photography or surreal snaps, portraits or documentary frames, our photography lots let you view photography through an entirely new lens.

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. . .Omaha photographer Larry Ferguson has traveled the globe to bring you unique perspectives and singular experiences? Just check out his image of a street vendor in Xian, China.

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. . .one of our photographers received rave reviews for his book of photographs, Harvard Works Because We Do? Greg Halpern's bare bones black-and-white photographs of menial workers on Harvard's campus drew critical acclaim from media outlets like NPR, Publisher's Weekly and the New York Times Book Review. And this book is just one example of his unflinching eye for the subtle beauty and power in everyday life.

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. . . you should "Always Listen to What the Man Said," or at least when you listen to this # 1 hit that Paul McCartney turned out with Wings, know that Sylvia de Swaan took the photograph that graces the cover of the best-selling album Venus & Mars. And de Swaan is still turning out work that stay in the memory just as McCartney's songs do.

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. . .that even though George Woodman spent close to thirty years as a painter, he has made enormous artistic impact with his highly constructed, double exposure photographs? Part post-modern, every bit museum quality, Woodman's work has earned places in the Denver Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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. . . you can be the next work of art captured by the photographer's lens? Laurie and Charles Photographs Studio in Omaha, NE counts some of the nation's most prominent businesses and public personalities as clients. Owned by husband-and-wife team Charles and Laurie Victor Kay, the studio's client list includes the N.B.A., Wells Fargo, Robert Redford, the New York Times, American Red Cross, Michael Douglas, Titleist, Hallmark, Travel + Leisure, AT+T, Borscheims, Getty, Fortune Magazine, Lauritzen Gardens, Warren Buffet and now-just maybe you! You can bid to win an exclusive private sitting with this highly sought after photographic team.

Did You Know... Absentee Bidding at the 9th Annual Art Auction

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791
E-mail: info@bemiscenter.org