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.

I HAVE A VOICE, a new JHP program at International High School

By Jamie Ogrodnik – August 28, 2014

I HAVE A VOICE is a new Josephine Herrick Project 8-week photography program starting in October at the International High School in partnership with the Cartwheel Initiative and Children’s Museum of the Arts. Nousha Salimi will teach the class along with a Parsons intern, Julia Himmel. Students will also write stories, compose music and use their photographs to create a stop film animation with Ashok SInha, Deborah Feingold and the staff at the Children’s Museum.  Click on the link to see a film the I.H.S. students created last spring.  Also, you can “meet” our participants in this short video:

The Josephine Herrick Project began partnering with the International High School in 2013 in an afterschool photo club. Students at I.H.S. are English Language Learners from all over the world who are new to NYC in the last two years. Photography is a perfect tool to help them tell their stories and to explore the city.






Josephine Herrick Project @ Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call

Listen to a great radio interview about our Veteran Photography Programs.

Camille Tokerud, professional photographer and JHP Volunteer Photographer was interviewed by Eric Dehm, host and producer of the Morning Wake-Up Call on WRHU-FM, Hemstead, NY about JHP’s Veteran programs.  It’s a great segment that shows how “the power of photography” has made a d.ifference in the lives of the Brooklyn VA Hospital Veterans

Here’s the link to the Morning Wake-Up Call on WRHU-FM, Hemstead, NY Video:


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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.


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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: