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.

Buy David Burnett’s Photo of Usain Bolt on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

 Photo by David Burnett

“Usain Bolt Wins the Gold Medal in the 100 Meters” London Olympics 2012 

By Lauren Kupferberg – August 12, 2014

The roar of the crowd is wild. The chants of victory can be heard miles away. The race is over, but the champion remains. His smile does not leave his face.  He had won. He had once again made his dreams a reality. Although the photograph is not only of a man winning a race, but rather a man accomplishing the goals he set out to accomplish, and surpassing everyone else’s opinion of him. The photograph represents that anything is possible, if you just believe

About David Burnett

David Burnett has been a photojournalist for over 4 decades. He has captured some of the most life changing events in this lifetime. He has received many rewards, including being voted to be one of the “100 most important people in photography.” He works with many publications and organizations. He has spent his whole artistic life taking photographs of places, trying to capture moments of people all over the world.

Dimensions:  

20 x 24

Medium:  

Signed, open edition, Digital C print

Creation Date:  

2012

Signed

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide completely free programs that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

Own Bridgette Carnochon’s Tulip Magnolia III on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

 © Bridgette Carnochon

By Lauren Kupferberg – August 5, 2014

“Tulip Magnolia III” by Bridgette Carnochon

At first look at this photograph you would not believe that it is a photograph. While the shape of a beautiful flower presented seem realistic, the texture and colors are actaully painted. The artist used an old technique to design her photo.  She first took the photo and printed it in her dark room. After she printed it she used many different types of oil paints and cotton balls, she inscribed her own personal view of the flower.   The flower is delicate, but strong, which is translated through her use of light casting down on the petals, with hints of darkness in the center.  The background is dull allowing the flower to become the center of the viewer’s eye. Although the majority of the colors used in the photograph are light, the image gives a hint of darkness, allowing the perfect contrast between delicacy and strength.

“Tulip Magnolia III” 1993
Signed
Value: $2,000

Dimensions:  

10 X 14 in (25.4 X 35.56 cm)

Medium:  

archival pigment print

Creation Date:  

2010

Signed

About the Photographer

Brigitte Carnochan is an internationally sold photographer, who has recently published another book of her spectacular work, this is her fourth book of photographs. She has had many exhibitions of her work. She has received recognition for her work along with the Hasselblad Masters award in 2003 She has photographed for numerous publication including, AfterCapture, Black & White US & UK, Lenswork, Zoom, and many others.  Carnochan also teaches at Stanford’s Continuing Studies program.

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide completely free programs that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

 

Learning Digital Photography to Keep Your Brain Sharp

©Photo UT Dallas

By Jackie Augustine – July 29, 2014

Learning digtial photography is an excellent way to keep your brain sharp. The process of learning how a new digital camera works involves time, patience and enthusiasm. We are very excited to be beginning a new program next week with The Education Alliance Sirovich Center for older adults.  Our volunteer photographers will start by introducing the basic steps of using a digital camera.  In subsequent weeks, the “senior students” will be given a variety of projects to perfect their skills and enjoy the amazing results!  Yesterday I read an article by Lauren Silverman of NPR about the amazing power of photography to prevent brain loss in seniors.  I wanted to share with you some of the findings from that article.

by Lauren Silverman – NPR.org

Brain training is big business, with computerized brain games touted as a way to help prevent memory loss. But new research shows you might be better off picking up a challenging new hobby.

To test this theory, Dr. Denise Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, randomly assigned 200 older people to different activities. Some learned digital photography. Another group took up quilting.

The greatest improvement was for the people who learned digital photography and Photoshop — perhaps, Park says, because it was the most difficult.

Jimmy Wilson, 82, agreed to learn to use a computer, a camera and Photoshop for the trial. “That was really quite a challenge for me when I got into the photo class,” Wilson says, “because it involved a computer and I had never even touched a computer.”

Wilson is motivated to fight dementia, in part because he saw what the disease did to his wife toward the end of her life.

“When my wife died,” he says, “it would have been real easy to just become a total recluse.” Instead, Wilson embraced being socially and mentally active. He’s a member of the choir at his church, and when he’s not reading current events and books on his Kindle, he gets together with family for Mexican food.

Since Wilson participated in the trial, he says, he has noticed improvement in his memory, although he says it still isn’t perfect. He admits it can be frustrating learning to use new technology, but he knows it’s good for his brain.

So how does learning a new skill help ward off dementia? By strengthening the connections between parts of your brain, says cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. While brain games improve a limited aspect of short-term memory, Kaufman says, challenging activities strengthen entire networks in the brain.

“It really is strengthening the connectivity between these team players of these large-scale brain networks,” he says.

Read more:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/05/309006780/learning-a-new-skill-works-best-to-keep-your-brain-sharp

About The Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services to 50,000 New Yorkers annually through dozens of programs at 16 locations in lower Manhattan. We are a Jewish-founded organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.  Since its founding in 1889, the Educational Alliance has helped more than 4,000,000 New Yorkers build better lives through education, arts, recreation, and social services.Our Program

About the Sirovich Center

Older adults from the five boroughs travel to Sirovich for the its warm atmosphere and vibrant community.  In addition to the variety of programs and events, Sirovich also provides a hot lunch five days per week. At Sirovich, everyone is part of a big family. There’s always someone to turn to for a shoulder to lean on or a smile to brighten the day!