JHP provides a unique opportunity for 1,000+ participants throughout the NYC area, including children, veterans, the elderly, and more.
Many photographers have supported our project since its inception. Click here to see our current photographers and past supporters.
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.
We are very excited to welcome our new Development Director, Elana Hart! Elana has brought a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and knowledge to this newly created position.
Elana has over 15 years experience in non-profits. She has an M.A. in social anthropology from SOAS, University of London and a certificate in fundraising and philanthropy from the Heyman Center for Philanthropy at NYU. Elana strongly believes in the power of informal education to change lives.
As we approach our 75th anniversary, we are looking to Elana to help us increase our ability to reach more underserved populations, to create more awareness of our organization’s history of hope and help, and to secure relationships with corporations and donors to support our efforts.
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.
Anja Niedringhaus, Pulitzer-winning photographer, killed in Afghanistan
Article from the Washington Post 4/04/2014
Anja Niedringhaus, a German-born photojournalist who shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Iraq War, was shot dead April 4 by a policeman while on assignment in Afghanistan. She was 48.
Ms. Niedringhaus was killed while reporting on an election- commission convoy preparing for the presidential election in Afghanistan, according to Baryalai Rawan, a spokesman for the governor of Khost province. A Canadian-born reporter, Kathy Gannon, was wounded in the same attack. The women were seated in the back of a car when the officer fired.
In the past month, Afghanistan’s Taliban has killed at least 25 people in Kabul, including policemen, election officials and foreigners. A Swedish journalist was shot dead in the Afghan capital last month, while a local man who worked for Agence France-Presse and his family were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel.
A photographer for the Associated Press since 2002, Ms. Niedringhaus was the only woman in a team of 11 photojournalists from the AP who won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in the breaking-news category for coverage of the Iraq War.
She was the chief photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency during the war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, where she covered the conflict from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to her Web site.