By Jackie Augustine – September 30, 2014
Are you a Veteran and interesting in learning digital photography for FREE?
Join the Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) for an 8-session introduction to digital photography at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ!
Using Canon Rebel DSLR cameras, this 8-session program will focus on several different subjects, including portraiture, still life, outdoor photography, special effects, macro photography, and much more.
Classes start Saturday, October 11th at 10am to noon at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ.
Instructors include Harmon Kaplan, Rick Gerrity, Michael Downey, and Jackie Augustine.
Canon DSLR cameras will be provided for use during class.
This program is FREE RSVP for VETERANS ONLY.
Please do not enroll if you are not a veteran.
Enroll early! Only 15 spots available.
Sign up here: http://www.uniquephoto.com/event/140
Our Instructors for the program
About Josephine Herrick Project’s Veteran Program
Since its founding in 1941, JHP has had a distinguished legacy of offering free programs to veterans. Dr. Howard Rusk, renowned rehabilitation pioneer, tapped photographer Josephine Herrick to train photographers to teach the art and technical aspects of photography to wounded soldiers. Portable darkrooms were designed so that bed-bound patients could learn to develop and print the photos they had taken. Today the Josephine Herrick Project has programs for veterans at the Brooklyn VA, the James J. Peter VA Hospital in the Bronx, and the St. Albans VA Hospital in Queens. Other veteran programs are in partnership with libraries, colleges and Services for the Underserved. Here is a link to The Today Show featuring a JHP program which aired on July 4, 2014, http://www.today.com/video/today/55575203&hl=en.
The goal of the free JHP photography programs for veterans is to connect participants to their communities. JHP provides at no cost, cameras, supplies, materials and professional instructors. The program introduces veterans to the camera, focusing on portraiture, still life, street photography and photojournalism. Selected veteran photographs are then exhibited in venues around NYC and the surrounding area, enhancing their ability to transform communities through their artistic vision.
For more information about JHP veteran programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-213-4946.