Charlize Theron auctions Doug Menuez photo to benefit her Africa Outreach Project

Last night at the Darby, the Manhattan hotspot that just opened in the space once occupied by the legendary Nell’s, Charlize Theron hosted a gala auction to raise funds for her Africa Outreach Project, which primarily provides AIDS education to youth and support to HIV-positive people in South Africa, and works on other issues such as those related to clean water. And one of the items on the auction block was a photograph of Charlize with Jane Goodall taken by Doug Menuez.

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The auction invitation (left) and the brochure featuring Doug's photo.

 

“I was asked by Charlize to donate one of my images of Charlize with Jane Goodall taken during our recent shoot in the Congo for the Sundance Channel Iconoclasts show,” he explains. “My photograph was featured as part of the silent auction, along with prints by Shepard Fairey, a bag by Stella McCartney, Gucci and Dior products, and other artwork.”

Comedian Todd Barry emceed the event, and as Doug reports, the people watching was pretty darn good. “Attending and seen bidding were Jon Hamm, supermodel Jessica White, Johnny Knoxville, Russell Simmons, and various fashionistas and New York beautiful people. Mos Def performed, as well,” he says.

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Doug Menuez and Charlize Theron at the Darby.

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Best of all, the night brought in a healthy sum for Africa Outreach Project. “Charlize raised over $100,000 for her charity by evening’s end,” says Doug.

To learn more about the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, go here. And to see more of Doug’s Iconoclasts images and to read about the shoots, see “Interview: What does it take to photograph ‘Iconoclasts’?”

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