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.
It was heartbraking to hear the news that Anja Niedringhuas was killed in Afghanistan last week. A brave photojournalist, and the only female, working with a team of photographers, was killed in the attack. At the Josephine Herrick Project, we cherish the photographs that these brave photographers have taken and shared with us over the years. We use photography as a form of therapy, to help solders and other underserved populations, to express their feelings. But it is hard to hear that a photojournalist who is there to spread the news through documenting it with photography was lost to us. We express our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends and collegues.
Article from the Washington Post 4/04/2014
(Bernard Tripin/Josephine Herrick Project/Soho Photo Gallery)Chris Burns receiving a photography award from Josephine Herrick Project, with Mrs. John G. Rolph, at Bronx VA Hospital, 1955 .
By Chelsea Matiash – www.wsj.com
Previously unpublished work from the Josephine Herrick Project will be featured at Soho Photo Gallery April 2 to May 3 in New York. The project experimented with photography as a type of art therapy, used as a healing aid to wounded World War II veterans, both physically and psychologically.
“From their hospital beds, young men were given hope, inspiration and photographic skills,” the gallery said of the project. The Josephine Herrick Project is still active more than 70 years after its inception, and “continues to reach communities in-need with free programs combining photography and service.”
Below, a preview of the never-before-seen photographs, taken by Josephine Herrick, the photographers she trained, and wounded veterans during World War II.