Hammond Museum and Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center team up for benefit auction


Sarah Corbin (1947-2022), Galloping Through the Marsh, 2012, archival pigment print. Courtesy of George Corbin and the Hammond Museum.

The Hammond Museum, in partnership with Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center, are teaming up to host a benefit auction for the work of photographer and former Peach Lake resident Sarah Corbin. Corbin's work is on view at The Hammond through July 15. The auction will run from July 5 through 19 at iGavel Auctions.

The exhibition “Sarah Corbin Photographer: A Tribute” covers over forty years of Corbin's photographs of equestrian, landscape, and alternative photographic techniques. The show includes landscapes, animals, and people of the Camargue in southern France, Ireland, Iceland, and Mongolia.

Sarah Corbin (1947-2022), Mongolian Father and Son on a Ride, 2016, archival pigment print. Courtesy of George Corbin and the Hammond Museum

Corbin, who died in 2022 at the age of 75, was an artist and an enthusiastic equestrian. Originally a classical musician, a printmaker and an abstract painter, she became a fine art photographer in the early 1980s. Her images attempted to capture her emotional response to a particular event or scene in time and place, and her hope with each photograph was to share and recreate those emotions in the eyes of the viewer. 

Corbin taught all levels of photography at Herbert Lehman College in the Bronx, and showed regularly at Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. She won numerous awards in juried shows throughout the tri-state area. She pursued her passions for photography and horses from her weekend home on Peach Lake, which she shared with her husband, George Corbin.

Corbin was a longtime volunteer at Pegasus, spending time as a ‘walker’ for the organization’s horses and as a special events photographer. At the Hammond, Corbin participated in the group exhibition “Visions Revealed” in 2014.

On Friday, July 7, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding will host “Saddle Up and Bid!,” a celebratory cocktail reception from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. George Corbin will host an illustrated talk about his and his wife’s travels and the horses of the Camargue in southern France. Drinks and small bites will be served, and Chick’s Candy Store will provide musical enjoyment to the evening. Dress is “farm chic.”

All proceeds from the sale of Corbin’s work will be donated to Pegasus and the Hammond as a way of recognizing and honoring her commitments.

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