Resource Magazine Features JHProject in Snapping Photography for Good Causes

Snapping Photography For Good Causes

Vanessa_Oswald May 3, 2013 IMAGE MAKERS
 

The art of photography can be many things to a person—a job, a passion, a creative outlet, or a way to voice your opinion on an issue. Whether photography is something you practice just for fun or has become your profession, it’s worthwhile to remember the possibilities of using photography to give back.

There are several organizations out there that make it their mission to use photography for the sole purpose of helping those in need and bringing a smile to their faces. Below are twelve ways to use your camera for the power of good.

© Tonee Lawrence

Operation Love Reunited

For the men and women overseas serving our countries Operation Love Reunited is a way for photographers to give back before these soldiers are about to leave for deployment or are already deployed. Professional photographer Tonee Lawrence started the organization, which is a charity to benefit military members and their families. They provide them with free photo sessions with them and their families before they leave for deployment, mid-deployment, and/or when they come home from deployment. After the photos are printed they also send a photo album, free of charge, to the military members. Any photographers interested in becoming a part of this organization can fill out a form here.

Josephine Herrick Project

The Josephine Herrick Project was started in 1941 by Josephine Herrick as a way to bring a voice to those who might never have the opportunity otherwise. This organization gives children and adults, ages eight to eighty, the chance to use a camera and to express themselves freely. They partner with hospitals, social services agencies, schools, non-profits and receive support from the photography community to bring photography into the lives of the less fortunate. “Through free programs, exhibits and publications, students connect with their communities through their talents rather than their disabilities,” Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of the Josephine Herrick Project. To get involved with the Josephine Herrick Project photographers can volunteer their time by teaching an eight-week photo class. To sign up to teach send your resume and a letter to Maureen McNeil

Read more: 

http://resourcemagonline.com/2013/05/photography-shot-for-good-causes/

Tee Off For JHP At The PMDA 63rd Annual Golf Outing

 

Tee Off For Charity At The PMDA 63rd Annual Golf Outing

Featuring the 2nd Annual Industry Challenge for the PMDA CUP  

Proceeds to Benefit The Josephine Herrick Project (RTP)

        12:00 PM  Registration/Brunch/Warm-Up

       12:45 PM  Putting Contest

        1:30 PM  Shotgun Start- Individual Stroke Play- Callaway Scoring

      6:30 PM  Cocktail Reception

         7:30 PM   Dinner and Awards Ceremony

       __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 When

Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM

 

Where 

North Hempstead Country Club 
291 Port Washington Blvd.
Port Washington, NY 11050 

 

For all Event Information and Sponsorship Information Contact:

Michelle Tramantano     PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association, Inc. 

michelle@pmda.com

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

We’d like to thank our PMDA Member sponsors who have already contributed to this event.  If you would like to become a sponsor at the outing, the following opportunities are available: 

Sponsors will receive prominent signage at venue and recognition during the awards ceremony.  

  • Diamond Sponsors $2,500: Logo on Golf Carts, Scorecards, Caddie Bibs, or Putting Contest   
  • Platinum Sponsors $1,500: Logo at Brunch, “Lunch at the Turn”, Cocktail Party, Steak & Lobster Dinner, Dessert or Snacks & Beverage areas 
  • Gold Sponsors $750: Logo on Pin Flag
  • Silver Sponsors $500: Logo at Driving Range or Tee off

Golf packages:

  • JHP Benefactor Package: Foursome, Brunch, Dinner & recognition at Event $1500
  • JHP Benefactor Single: Brunch, Golf & Dinner per person $380
  • Industry Networking Special: Brunch, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony per person $195

 

 Please make check payable to PMDA

Sponsorships will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

When registering your foursome, please include each player’s name.  Should you not have that informaion now, you may forward it when we are closer to the event date.  Please indicate “TBD” in the appropriate fields.

Golf Carts and One Caddie per Foursome Included 

Your payment MUST be made prior to event. 

 

 

About the Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography)

Today, the Josephine Herrick Project, Enhancing Lives through Photography, continues to partner with Veteran Administrations as well as schools, social service agencies and like-minded nonprofits.  Following her model, volunteer photographers educate underserved populations throughout the New York City area.  Thanks to the support of the photography industry and corporate and foundation grants, JHP continues Herrick’s mission with free programs, exhibitions and publications that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enabling them to transform communities through their artistic vision.  Some of the current partners include: Birch Susser School for Exceptional Children, the Block Institute, Cartwheel Initiative, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Fresh Art, IUDU School for Students with Special Needs, Jewish Union Foundation, University Settlement House, Millennium High School, International High School, Warrior StillShots, and U.S. veterans in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Josephine Herrick Project is entirely supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.

  

Enhancing Lives Through Photography: RTP is now “Josephine Herrick Project”

We Use Photography to Enhance Those in Need

RTP announces spring appeal in honor of our founder and our name change to:

Did you know that photography can heal, enhance and have a positive influence on people’s lives? Our Founder Josephine Herrick understood that in 1941 when she used photography to help WWII soldiers overcome the emotional effects of war. We have continued that tradition for over 72 years as we enhance the lives of veterans, autistic children, mentally challenged adults, as well as others. Today Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP) has become the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), to honor of our founder and inspirational pioneer Josephine Herrick.

The new name is just the latest initiative in the organization’s achievements over the last six months. Important milestones have included naming a new Executive Director, attracting new members of the Board of Directors, adding six new photo programs, and mounting the organization’s first exhibit in many years, “Portraits of Courage”, photography by the Veterans at the Brooklyn VA, at St. Francis College.

Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of Josephine Herrick Project stated, “Josephine Herrick is a great role model for young people today. Her dedication gained the support of master photographers of the day, like Ansel Adams and Margaret Bourke-White. Today we continue in her footsteps to reach underserved populations with free photography programs, and the goal of providing an opportunity for everyone to participate in society.”

There is only one way to sustain, and build on these initiatives—that’s with the donations of our supporters, colleagues and friends. This will be our only appeal for your support until the fall. There will not be a better chance than right now to reward this progress and help us continue to provide the gift of photography to our students.

As an added incentive to help us continue our work, the Board of Directors, many who have supported RTP for over twenty years, has decided to celebrate the new name and progress with a ‘Directors Matching Grant’—Board members will match a portion of all donations made before June 30, 2013. This will add tremendous value to every dollar you give.

Matt Sweetwood, Director: “Josephine Herrick was a unique individual and a woman who was way ahead of her time. We are simply carrying out the mission that Josephine started in 1941. We want to exhibit how strongly we feel about the reinvigorated Josephine Herrick Project with our matching grant offer.”
So please help us celebrate the progress of the past and our promising future by making a donation now, which will help us take advantage of our Director’s Matching Grant.

-Randy Bourne, Chair, Development Committee

 

Giving Thanks to Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

 

Photo: Memorial Tribute by Cindy Seigle

 

From The White House Blog – May 25, 2013 

In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country

“On Memorial Day, we honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country. And while our commitment to those who serve and their families remains important every day, Memorial Day is the perfect time to offer a simple act of kindness to our veterans and military families. You can send a message of thanks to our troops or a military family. Or pledge hours of service. Or even start your own volunteer project. And afterward, please share your story — tell us how you made a difference in your community in support of military families.”

Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography) started over 70 years ago to help returning veterans from World War II recuperate and heal using photography. We  want to take a moment to thank all our veterans for their service. 

 

Josephine Herrick Project currently has several veterans’ programs. Last month we were very excited to have the “Portaits of Courage” exhibit open at St. Francis College.  The Portraits of Courage exhibit, featured photographs by veterans from the Vietnam, Korean, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The show is a mix of portrait and still lives, with writing both somber and poignant. 19 men and one woman depict wars that have stuck with them physically and mentally, a weight to every moment and thought. And yet, that they shared these personal feelings with the crowd of strangers who were interested and cared, brought them a measure of honor and comfort.

Read more about the exhibit at:

http://jhproject.org/2013/04/portraits-of-courage-exhibit-opens-at-st-francis-college/

 

How you can help:

For more information: contact Maureen McNeil @ maureen@jhproject.org

 

Read President Obama’s full address:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/25/weekly-address-giving-thanks-our-fallen-heroes-memorial-day

 

 

Pop Photo Editor’s Letter: A Photographer’s Legacy

 

 
 

Popular Photography Editor in Chief Miriam Leuchter explains the importance of giving back through photography

 

Josephine Herrick started her organization in 1941, by photographing young men going to war, and sending the photographs to their loved ones.
 
The ground-floor gallery at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights was buzzing one night this spring. Black-and-white photographs—portraits and close-up details of objects—lined the walls, along with heartfelt statements from the 20 photographers. The crowd included the artists’ friends and family, a famous photographer or two, scores of well-wishers, and even a service dog. I was one of two featured speakers (the other was Brendon Stanton, the photographer/founder of the popular Humans of New York street portrait site).The show, “Portraits of Courage,” was the culmination of a photography class for veterans taught at Brooklyn’s V.A. hospital. The vets had spent 10 weeks working with pro photographer Camille Tokerud and creative arts therapist Beryl Brenner to move beyond the snapshot and make images with a voice all their own. Partnering with the V.A. to create, teach, and support the program with cameras and printing was the Josephine Herrick Project.I wrote about this organization here about three years ago, before I joined its board of directors. Then it was called Rehabilitation Through Photography, a name that served it well for much of its 72 years. But we recently decided to change the name to honor its founder. Photographer Josephine Herrick started it by marshalling volunteers to take portraits of servicemen at the dawn of the World War II, and later retooled it to teach photography to wounded veterans. While extending instruction and equipment to a variety of other underserved people—including kids and adults with autism, at-risk teens, and the formerly homeless—Herrick and those directors who followed hewed to the same mission. It’s enshrined in our new tagline: “Enhancing lives through photography.”Thanks to incredibly generous donations by Canon, Fujifilm, Pentax, Sony, and other camera makers and members of the Photoimaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), I no longer have to repeat my request for your old cameras. We have new ones! But I urge you to think about how you might be able to help, whether as a donor or a volunteer. Visit our website at jhproject.org and follow us on social media. Order our books of photos from recent students—including the Brooklyn veterans—and from its fascinating archives on Blurb.com. Keep an eye out this fall for a show at the Leica Gallery in New York City and for the photography auction we’re putting together.

The Josephine Herrick Project, though small on funding, has a very big impact on the lives of those it touches. With your support it will flourish, grow, and keep enhancing lives through photography for decades to come.

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2013/05/editors-letter-photographers-legacy

 

Josephine Herrick Project is pleased to announce Harmon Kaplan of Secaucus, New Jersey as the grand prize winner in the “Sony NEX Digital Camera Giveaway” on Facebook

 


Harmon Kaplan Grand Prize Winner

Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) – April 29, 2013 JHP announces the grand prize winner in the “Sony NEX Digital Camera Giveaway” on Facebook.  Congratulations to Harmon Kaplan the lucky winner!

To enter, contestants had to go to Facebook and like the newly launched JHP’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JosephineHerrickProject The contest ran from March 27, 2013 through April 10, 2013.  The results were amazing increasing mentions for JHProject Facebook page from 877 to 183,869 and adding 429 new fans!  The Sony NEX Digital Camera was a coveted prize.

Our grand prize winner, Harmon Kaplan, a talented photographer, dentist (retired), and Veteran discovered his passion for photography at age 9, inspired by his father’s photography. He currently runs a free photography group at the Secaucus Public Library, and truly enjoys sharing photography with others. Kaplan states, “most of all, photography has been my constant companion and friend for a long, long time!” This is what Josephine Herrick Project strives to bring for anyone who has not had the chance to experience just how therapeutic photography can be in every way. We are proud to give this camera away to a talented photographer who has always had an undeniable passion for photography, and will utilize his talent to help inspire others. Josephine Herrick Project sincerely thanks Sony for their generous donation, and again, congratulations to Harmon Kaplan!

 

About the Sony NEX-7

Our grand prize is more than a pocket camera, the 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 exceeds expectations.  Here’s performance that would give most DSLRs camera envy, including interchangeable lenses, a 2359K dot OLED eye-level TTL viewfinder, up to 10fps shooting, and outstanding Tri-Navi™ 3-dial manual control.  HD movies are superb with Full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i and 24p. For more information visit: www.sony.com

About the Josephine Herrick Project

Today, the Josephine Herrick Project, Enhancing Lives through Photography, continues to partner with Veteran Administrations as well as schools, social service agencies and like-minded nonprofits.  Following her model, volunteer photographers educate underserved populations throughout the New York City area.  Thanks to the support of the photography industry and corporate and foundation grants, JHP continues Herrick’s mission with free programs, exhibitions and publications that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enabling them to transform communities through their artistic vision.  Some of the current partners include: Birch Susser School for Exceptional Children, the Block Institute, Cartwheel Initiative, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Fresh Art, IUDU School for Students with Special Needs, Jewish Union Foundation, University Settlement House, Millennium High School, International High School, Warrior StillShots, and U.S. veterans in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Josephine Herrick Project is entirely supported by tax-deductible donations from individuals, corporations and foundations and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.