Josephine Herrick Project
Formerly RTP (Rehabilitation Through Photography)

The Josephine Herrick Project is a nonprofit that enlists photographic community volunteers to educate students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Through partnerships with local organizations, JHProject’s completely free programs inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.

Rusk Rehabilitation and photographer Nina Berman honored at Josephine Herrick Project Annual Benefit Party and Modern Masters of Photography Auction

Dr. Steven Flanagan, Chair of Rusk Rehabilitation

Nina Berman documentary photographer

 

New York, NY, October 20, 2014

 

Josephine Herrick Project is proud to present its Annual Benefit Party and Photography Auction being held on November 6th at Affirmation Arts New York. Event Co-Chair Cathy Kaplan, Sidley Austin LLP states “it is a privilege to be part of an institution and event which recognizes members of the community who support arts education and the transformative power of photography.”

 Master of Ceremonies, Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox Business Network

 

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Fox Business Network editor and on-air personality Elizabeth MacDonald. The honorees for the evening are Dr. Steven Flanagan, Chair of Rusk Rehabilitation NYU Langone Hospital and photographer Nina Berman. Rusk Rehabilitation has been partnered with Josephine Herrick Project since WWII. “ At Rusk,” says Dr, Flanagan, “we treat the full range of problems associated with brain injury – physical issues such as difficulty walking and performing the normal activities of daily life, as well as, behavioral problems,  “Vocational therapy is also a very big part of our approach.” Notes Dr. Flanagan,” and our vocational program is among the best in the world. Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art and Dublin Contemporary. Her photographic series Marine Wedding was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial 2010 and is considered an iconic work of the Iraq war.

 

This year’s event will feature a photography auction of more than 35 prints donated by well-known photographers including Man Ray, Douglas Kirkland, Robert Farber and more. “We are so thankful for the continued support of the professional photographers that donate their amazing photography to support our cause”, stated, Jackie Augustine, President of Josephine Herrick Project, “and to all the camera manufacturers who make monetary donations and supply us with cameras for our programs.”  To add to the festivities, small bites will be provided by David Waltuck’s new restaurant élan, the LIVE AUCTION will be run by Rachel Orkin-Ramey from Christie’s and music will be provided by GRACENOTES trio.

 

Proceeds from the Benefit Party and Photography Auction will support Josephine Herrick Project programs. The upcoming Benefit Party and Auction is another excellent opportunity for the community to support arts education for veterans, youth impacted by poverty and all communities in the tri-state area. To purchase tickets, please follow this link: www.jhproject.org/benefit.

 

 

About the Josephine Herrick Project

Josephine Herrick Project has been “Enhancing Lives through Photography” since 1941 and continues to partner with Veteran Administrations as well as schools, social service agencies and like-minded nonprofits.  Following her model, volunteer photographers educate underserved populations throughout the New York City area.  Thanks to the support of the photography industry and corporate and foundation grants, JHP continues Herrick’s mission with free programs, exhibitions and publications that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enabling them to transform communities through their artistic vision.  Some of the current partners include: Birch Susser School for Exceptional Children, the Block Institute, Cartwheel Initiative, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Fresh Art, IUDU School for Students with Special Needs, Jewish Union Foundation, University Settlement House, Millennium High School, International High School, Warrior StillShots, and U.S. veterans in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and recently launched in New Jersey.

Josephine Herrick Project is entirely supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

To learn more visit our website at www.jhproject.org or join the conversation at:

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/JosephineHerrickProject

Twitter  https://twitter.com/JHP1941

Instagram  http://instagram.com/jhproject

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/josephine-herrick-project

Josephine Herrick Project Announces Theo Vaskevitch of Mylo Elected to Board of Directors

New York, NY, October 20, 2014 

 

Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) announces the recent election of Theo Vaskevitch, Head of Business Development at Mylo Development LLC to the Josephine Herrick Board of Directors.  Mylio is the next generation Photo Management System that will be unveiled to the world on 10.28.2014 as part of Photo Plus Expo 2014.  In his role of Head of Business Development of Mylo, Theo is In charge of execution of external relationships including the design and implementation of Mylo’s National Retail Sales Program. He is currently executing a running rollout of a unique. new organizing product to 50 retail locations within the U.S. with a goal of expanding to 200+ locations in winter of 2015. Upon his election Theo Vaskevitch stated “I am proud and honored to join the board of JHP.    I believe that photography is a powerful tool for good and JHP is a crucial piece in realizing its potential.”

 

“I am very excited that Theo has agreed to join our board of directors,” said Matt Sweetwood, Vice President of the JHP Board of Directors. “He brings a unique blend of youthful energy, a diverse and thoughtful perspective and a vast array of business connections that will help JHP continue to grow into an elite level non-profit. This is a very good day for our organization and all of the people we serve with our programs’”

 

The current Board of Directors are: Jackie Augustine, President; Matt Sweetwood, Vice President; Miriam Leuchter, Secretary; Craig M. Nisnewitz, Treasurer; and directors Randy Bourne, Mark Hempel, Russell Pomeranz, Richard Rabinowitz, and Ron Sharpe, Immediate Past President.

 

About the Josephine Herrick Project

Today, the Josephine Herrick Project, Enhancing Lives through Photography, continues to partner with Veteran Administrations as well as schools, social service agencies and like-minded nonprofits.  Following her model, volunteer photographers educate underserved populations throughout the New York City area.  Thanks to the support of the photography industry and corporate and foundation grants, JHP continues Herrick’s mission with free programs, exhibitions and publications that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enabling them to transform communities through their artistic vision.  Some of the current partners include: Birch Susser School for Exceptional Children, the Block Institute, Cartwheel Initiative, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Fresh Art, IUDU School for Students with Special Needs, Jewish Union Foundation, University Settlement House, Millennium High School, International High School, Warrior StillShots, and U.S. veterans in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Josephine Herrick Project is entirely supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

To learn more visit our website at www.jhproject.org or join the conversation at:

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/JosephineHerrickProject

Twitter  https://twitter.com/JHP1941

Instagram  http://instagram.com/jhproject

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/josephine-herrick-project

JHP looks into the 1985 archives on #ThrowbackThursday

 By Jackie Augustine – October 16, 2014

“Wine Decanter Reflections” is an amazing photograph taken by David Kramer in May 1985.  He is the Third Place Prize Winner in the 1985 Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP) photo contest (now Josephine Herrick Project).

We continue the mission created by Josephine Herrick of helping the underserved through “the power of photography.”

Through partnerships with local organizations, JHProject’s completely free programs inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.

To learn more about our programs visit us at: http://jhproject.org/