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Destruction in Astrodome among the striking photos that get this new Houston director off to great start

Destruction in Astrodome among striking photos that help new director

13 Randy Rakes, from left, Sarah Sudhoff, Andy Blitzer and Jeff Myhrah at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Randy Rakes, from left, Sarah Sudhoff, Andy Blitzer and Jeff Myhrah. Photo by Galina Kurlat
10 Rick Wester, from left, Libbie Masterson and Frazier King at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Rick Wester, from left, Libbie Masterson and Frazier King. Photo by Galina Kurlat
15 Paul Hester, from left, Anne Tucker and Lisa Hardaway at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Paul Hester, from left, Anne Tucker and Lisa Hardaway. Photo by Galina Kurlat
14 Chuy Benitez, from left, Bevin Dubrowski and Steven Evans at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Chuy Benitez, from left, Bevin Dubrowski and Steven Evans. Photo by Galina Kurlat
11 Rashed Haq and Tayyba Kanwal at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Rashed Haq and Tayyba Kanwal. Photo by Galina Kurlat
9 Frank and Joanne White at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Frank and Joanne White. Photo by Galina Kurlat
8 Jason Dibley, left, and Will Michels at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Jason Dibley, left, and Will Michels. Photo by Galina Kurlat
7 Rick Wester, from left, Xavia Karner and Mickey and Mike Marvins at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Rick Wester, from left, Xavia Karner and Mickey and Mike Marvins. Photo by Galina Kurlat
2 Geoffrey Koslov, left, and Joe Aker at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Geoffrey Koslov, left, and Joe Aker. Photo by Galina Kurlat
12 Sarah Sudhoff, from left, Krista Dumas and Dean Putterman at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Sarah Sudhoff, from left, Krista Dumas and Dean Putterman. Photo by Galina Kurlat
6 Drs. Mary Ann and Bob Wilkins, from left, and Chuck and Charlene Nickson at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Chuck and Charlene Nickson, left, with Mary Ann and Dr. Bob Wilkins. Photo by Galina Kurlat
5 Laszlo and Lexi Perlaky at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Laszlo and Lexi Perlaky. Photo by Galina Kurlat
4 John Chakeres and Catherine Couturier at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
John Chakeres and Catherine Couturier. Photo by Galina Kurlat
3 Rick Wester and Joan Morgenstern at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Rick Wester and Joan Morgenstern. Photo by Galina Kurlat
1 Roberto Fernandez, from left, Alicia Ibanez and Frazier King at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
Roberto Fernandez, from left, Alicia Ibanez and Frazier King. Photo by Galina Kurlat
13 Randy Rakes, from left, Sarah Sudhoff, Andy Blitzer and Jeff Myhrah at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
10 Rick Wester, from left, Libbie Masterson and Frazier King at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
15 Paul Hester, from left, Anne Tucker and Lisa Hardaway at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
14 Chuy Benitez, from left, Bevin Dubrowski and Steven Evans at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
11 Rashed Haq and Tayyba Kanwal at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
9 Frank and Joanne White at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
8 Jason Dibley, left, and Will Michels at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
7 Rick Wester, from left, Xavia Karner and Mickey and Mike Marvins at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
2 Geoffrey Koslov, left, and Joe Aker at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
12 Sarah Sudhoff, from left, Krista Dumas and Dean Putterman at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
6 Drs. Mary Ann and Bob Wilkins, from left, and Chuck and Charlene Nickson at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
5 Laszlo and Lexi Perlaky at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
4 John Chakeres and Catherine Couturier at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
3 Rick Wester and Joan Morgenstern at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015
1 Roberto Fernandez, from left, Alicia Ibanez and Frazier King at the Houston Center for Photography Print Auction February 2015

What: Houston Center for Photography Print Auction.

Where: The Junior League of Houston.

The 411: Close to 200 photography aficionados gathered around the striking collection of prints for the auction that brought in $202,000 for HCP programs. It was a great start for new HCP executive director Sarah Sudhoff, who made her event debut in the new role.

Joe Aker and Geoffrey Koslov chaired the fundraiser for which Rick Wester of Rick Wester Fine Art in New York, reprised his role as auctioneer for the 10th consecutive year.

Top selling photographs included Geoff Winningham's Destruction Derby in the Astrodome, Richard Tuschman's Green Bedroom (Morning), Adam Magyar's 1364, Keith Carter's Butterfly Collection and Harold Feinstein's Hangin' Out, Sharing a Public Bench.

Who: Mickey and Mike Marvins, Libbie Masterson, Deborah Bay and Edgar Browning, Celia and Jay Munisteri, Sue and Bob Schwartz, Jereann Cheney, Bevin Dubrowski, Anne Tucker, Joan Morgenstern, Liz Anders and Nena and David Marsh.