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Canary Wharf snaps help world famous photo museum

PUBLISHED: 09:59 27 September 2011

A man walks in front of the One Canada Square tower. This photo, by Anthony Jones, is being auctioned to benefit the George Eastman House museum in New York

A man walks in front of the One Canada Square tower. This photo, by Anthony Jones, is being auctioned to benefit the George Eastman House museum in New York

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Black-and-white images of Canary Wharf have taken their place in an auction for one of the most famous photography museums in the world.

Photographer Anthony Jones, 49, has donated his bold prints to be included in an online benefit auction for George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

Earlier this month the pictures were part of a preview display at the 64-year-old museum, which is named after the founder of Kodak who was also a pioneer in the birth of cinema.

Mr Jones’ contributions show the One Canada Square tower and escalators inside Canary Wharf underground station, and are included with 12 other prints of his showing London scenes.

The online auction started last night and finishes on October 7.

Mr Jones, from Lewisham, said: “This was a great opportunity to help one of the world’s great museums dealing with photography.

“I had to say yes. I think it’s fabulous.

“They [the Canary Wharf photos] are really a part of a set.

“I was looking for iconic buildings in London and the whole area is full of them.”

The full set, taken between 1999 and 2001, previously displayed at the John Stevenson Gallery in New York until three years ago and had been in the possession of friends of Mr Jones’ living in the Big Apple.

The prints, which are 12in by 16in, have a guide price of £537 each.

It is the second benefit auction for the museum, which contains works by over 14,000 photographers, with £410,000 raised last year.

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