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.
Originally from Thailand and currently attending International High School in Manhattan, Proud recently concluded her internship here at JHP. During her time, she assisted with in office tasks including but not limited to camera inventory and exhibition preparations. Alongside her office work, she created both a Blurb.com book (click the link to view or purchase Proud’s book) with photos she captured over her time with us and also, a short movie about her internship experience. Proud chose to study and follow the style of photographer Dimitri Mellos as she created her book from images on the streets of New York. Proud had the opportunity to sit with Dimitri and share her work.
Later, Proud shared the details of her internship during a presentation held at International High School that celebrates the students’ work and internships. Proud’s video was shown at the June 3 awards ceremony and is now being incorporated into our marketing materials.
In additional to purposeful photography programming, JHP offers young adult participants and high school students at partner schools the opportunity to gain office experience and more time with the camera through an internship. We offer this as another way for JHP to engage with NYC communities and for participants to further engage the world despite the challenges they face.
Photos of Proud’s School Exhibit. Photographs by: Elana Hart
Join the JHP family this week, June 22- June 25 at miLES (103 Allen Street) to celebrate the hard work and creative mind of Nousha Salimi, JHP photo editor and volunteer photographer. This exhibit is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts which also supported Nousha’s work with the veterans at Services for the Underserved: Knickerbocker Housing. The participants from this JHP program will also have their work exhibited all week.
The exhibit will be open 12pm-7pm each day with the final day concluding in a reception. The reception will be held Thursday June 25th from 6 -9pm.
We look forward to basking in the beauty that is photography with you.