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In-Sight’s annual Exhibition and Benefit Auction returns for its 20th year

BRATTLEBORO—On Oct. 5, the In-Sight Photography Project opened its 20th annual photography exhibition and benefit auction at the Vermont Center for Photography, located at 49 Flat St.

The auction continues all this month at, where all available auction prints are on display. Bidding ends on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

The inspiration for the name of this year’s auction, Standing Still, is taken from the world renowned documentary photographer, Dorothea Lange, who wrote, “photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

This annual show, presented both live at the Vermont Center for Photography and online, features works submitted by a wide range of international, national, and local contributors: contemporary Guggenheim fellows, historically renowned artists, and accomplished locals — as well as In-Sight alumni.

Subject matter, mediums, photographic techniques, and sizes vary widely, as does the price range. This is an auction designed to appeal to all audiences.

In-Sight empowers youth, through photography, to find their own creative voices and to communicate their unique personal visions. Classes in photographic arts are provided regardless of ability to pay. Curriculum is guided by understanding and respect for individuals, communities, and cultures.

Bids in this auction support In-Sight’s scholarship fund, which makes it possible for In-Sight to provide its programs to all youth, regardless of their family’s ability to pay equipment and class fees. Over 90 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Thanks to the auction, In-Sight has consistently met 100 percent of its scholarship need.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #480 (Wednesday, October 10, 2018). This story appeared on page B2.

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