Leonard Joel presents 19th Century, modern and contemporary Australian and international photographs as a popular part of our regular Prints & Multiples auctions.

Leonard Joel has offered some of this country’s most significant photographs at auction, ranging from contemporary works to silver gelatin prints. Leonard Joel has also facilitated the sales of significant collections, including the estate of Wolfgang Sievers which set numerous record prices for the artist.

If you have a single photograph or a collection you are thinking of selling, please contact us for a complimentary valuation.

Photography Auction Highlights

TRACEY MOFFATT, Scarred for Life 1994

Sold for $17,360

MAX DUPAIN (1911-1992), Sunbaker 1937

Sold for $35,000

POLLY BORLAND (Born 1959), Untitled (Pink, Green, Orange) 2018

Sold for $15,000

BILL HENSON (Born 1955), Untitled 2009-2010

Sold for $31,250
Photography Specialists
Hannah Ryan

Art Specialist, Manager of Speciality Auctions

Hannah Ryan began her career working as a Gallery and Projects Assistant for an established Australian artist, where she facilitated important commissions, curated public exhibitions and managed events. In 2019, Hannah joined Leonard Joel as the Prints & Multiples Specialist, developing the category into one of Leonard Joel's most popular. During her time managing the Prints and Multiples department, Hannah has further cemented it as the most established Prints and Multiples department in Australia by achieving global record prices for artists including Keith Haring, Del Kathryn Barton, Invader, and Brett Whiteley.

In 2021, Hannah's role expanded to Art Specialist & Manager of Specialty Auctions, involving the management of Leonard Joel's annual Centum, Women Artists and Indigenous Art auctions.

Our Departments

Leonard Joel offers specialist experience and regular, curated auctions across a diverse range of categories.

Important Collections

Over our 100 year history, Leonard Joel has been entrusted with the auction of some of the most interesting and important collections in Australia.


Founded over four decades ago, Leonard Joel’s Jewellery department leads the market in Australia with regular, curated auctions in Melbourne and Sydney.


Leonard Joel’s Art Department offers expertise and extensive market knowledge in traditional, modern, international and contemporary art.

Decorative arts

Leonard Joel presents fine European and Australian interiors in curated collections.

Asian Art

Featuring important Chinese jade, ceramics and textiles, Himalayan, Indian, Japanese and Korean works of art.

Modern Design

Modern Design is one of Leonard Joel’s most dynamic and increasingly popular collecting categories.


Unique to the Australian marketplace, Leonard Joel’s Luxury department offers vintage and contemporary handbags and accessories.


Leonard Joel provides unrivalled expertise in this eclectic collecting category.