April is “Autism Awareness Month” and the perfect time to “make a gift” of $50 or more to Josephine Herrick Project

Congratulations to JHP Student Akeem Bonaparte on graduating High School and starting a full time position at the United Nations

“Photography makes me peaceful.”
Akeem Bonaparte
JHP Student,
2013 Award Winner from President Obama for his volunteer services.

As you know, Josephine Herrick Project teaches photography to children on the Autism Spectrum in partnership with community organizations throughout New York and beyond.


Through photography JHP creates opportunities for children with autism to build the skills and inspire the creativity to express themselves in a meaningful way.

Your Gift is Important. All of JHP’s programs are free. It costs $10,000 to run a year-long photography program at a community organization. All funding support is provided by people like you.

Donate now and help us continue transforming lives through photography

Thank you for your continued support
Yours Sincerely,

Maureen McNeil
Executive Director

Join us at Soho Photo Gallery on April 24th for a panel discussion on Photography as a Therapeutic Approach to Healing


Please Join us Thursday April 24th, 6-8 pm

At Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St

for a panel discussion:

Photography as a Therapeutic Approach to Healing

  WWII to Today

Moderated by Miriam Leuchter

Editor-in-chief of Popular Photography and American Photo



  • War Photographers Nina Berman and Ron Haviv
  • Brooklyn VA Art Therapist Beryl Brenner
  • Veteran Sheridan Dean
  • Dr. Karen Riedel, Rusk Institute NYU





Soho Photo Gallery 15 White St. NY  10013

For more information contact JHP 212-213-4946
















Welcome Elana Hart new JHP Development Director


April 7, 2014  – By Jackie Augustine


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.


Stay tuned for more exciting news from JHP!


A Tribute to Anja Niedringhaus, Pulitzer-winning photographer, killed in Afghanistan last week

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.

Read more: http://m.washingtonpost.com/world/anja-niedringhaus-pulitzer-winning-photographer-killed-in-afghanistan/2014/04/04/e04fc01c-bc10-11e3-9c3c-311301e2167d_story.html