Newswomen’s Club Spring Auction featured work of New York City photographers

More than 60 images by leading photographers, including Pulitzer-prize winner Catherine Spangler of the New York Times, were auctioned on May 15 at the Newswomen’s Club of New York spring photo auction and reception.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Club’s educational programs for journalists, such as master classes in new media technology and panels on job hunting, book writing and ethics in a new media environment.

The auction and reception were held at the Ukrainian Institute of America, a landmarked mansion at 2 East 79th Street in Manhattan.

Photo by Catherine Spangler

Award winning photographers working for the city’s leading news organizations donated work. Ms. Spangler won her Pulitzer as lead video editor for “Snowfall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” for the New York Times. Her breath-taking photograph of an Icelandic horse was among those that were auctioned.

Other participating staff and freelance journalists included NPR’s Lam Thuy Vo; Francesca Andre, a producer at FK Network, which features stories about women by women; Chad Rachman of the New York Post; Arlene Schulman, an independent photographer, filmmaker and author; Martinne Geller, a Newswomen’s Club board member and Reuters correspondent; Emily Anne Epstein, a multi-media journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, and Time Out; Catherine Tymkiw Meyer, markets editor for; Deborah Brunswick, an associate producer for CNN’s The Next List; Jasmina Nielsen, photo editor for Bonnier Publications; John Minchillo, a freelancer for the Associated Press; Nicole Bode, a Newswomen’s Club board member and deputy editor of, a New York news website; and Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York and a Reuters journalist.

Sponsors of the Newswomen’s Club Photo Auction included A.I. Friedman, which for more than 80 years has serviced the artist community with artist materials, graphic art supplies, custom and ready-made picture frames, stationery and home decorating products. The Manhattan store is at 44 West 18th Street (212-243-9000 and

The Newswomen’s Club of New York, founded in 1922, is the oldest professional organization for women journalists in the New York metropolitan area. Members include women who work for wires, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, the Internet, and new media. Now in its 91st year, the Club’s mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of newswomen. The Newswomen’s Club has presented for 75 years its annual prestigious Front Page Awards for journalistic excellence. This year’s awards will be held on November 14.


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