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The Massachusetts College of Art and Design Photography Department is pleased to announce that after holding our annual photobook auction virtually last year, the 16th Annual Photobook Auction will take place in person in 2021.


Please join us at MassArt x SoWa, from Monday December 6th to Wednesday December 8th for in-person viewing and bidding, culminating in a live auction event with refreshments on December 8th from 5-8pm


The silent auction will feature some of this year’s highest rated photobooks, and bidding starts at only half of the retail price! This is a great opportunity to discover and collect new work by artists such as Judith Black, Richard Rothman, Ben Brody, Michael Lundren, Jesse Marlow, Will Harris, Alec Soth and many more, while supporting the Photography Department’s graduating seniors.


The auction will also be a chance to view work from the 2021 MFA Photography Winter Thesis ExhibitionThe Nature of Your Departure, at MassArt x SoWa, the MassArt Graduate Programs' satellite gallery space in Boston's SoWa Arts District.


Proceeds from the auction fund the senior catalogue, a department tradition that celebrates the graduating class with a collection of the graduating students’ work. The catalogue is remade in a new form each year, designed by each class to serve as a cumulative portfolio of their time with the department. 


In addition to the signed artists books, seven portfolios of original works by photography majors will be available for purchase at the auction. Many of the book titles are available for viewing on the auction’s Instagram page:


Please share this social account and event; we hope to see you at the auction. 



Browsing and Bidding Hours:

  • MONDAY 12/6 | 12-6pm
  • TUESDAY 12/7 | 12-6pm
  • WEDNESDAY 12/8 | 12-5pm


Live Auction:

  • WEDNESDAY 12/8 | 5-8pm


This event is free and open to the public.

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