We’re Proud of Proud! Meet JHP’s Spring Intern

Meet Proud.

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.

Watch Proud’s Video Here! 

Photos of Proud’s School Exhibit. Photographs by: Elana Hart


 

 

 

THIS WEEK: JHP Photo Editor and Photographer Nousha Salimi Exhibits “S.HE” at miLES

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.

 

Program Spotlight: Pre-Schoolers Who Photograph at Birch Family Services

 

The month of May was themed “Living and Non-Living” at Watson Avenue Early Childhood Center of Birch Family Services in Parkchester. Two separate classes of preschoolers found themselves utilizing JHP provided cameras for four weeks with the help of volunteer photographers Elena Bernstein and Susan Falzone.

The co-teachers instructed on basic, graspable topics like: how to hold the camera properly, what is a shutter button, how to fill the frame and how to stand still to avoid blurry photos. Both classes had an integrated student population with some students existing on the autism spectrum and of course both classes maneuvered with mountains of energy despite the small bodies.

The JHP team and the staff at Watson are very pleased with the outcome of the program. The students proved their ability to retain information and follow instruction with the goal of producing enjoyable photographs and understanding the difference between living and non-living (a necessary skill in society). Over the next week, each class is culminating their school year with a moving up ceremony that includes a student art gallery of their photos from the program—a very special addition to their tradition.

Today, parents were made aware of their child’s artistry and invited to enjoy the exhibit. JHP received gratitude for exposing their children to more ways of finding identity and creative expression. And we are proud to say, that with another successful program, we have enhanced some very special lives.

Student captures “non-living” – Photo by Afiya Shani W. (Program Coordinator, Photographer)
Student captures “non-living” – Photo by Afiya Shani W. (Program Coordinator, Photographer)
The Globe = Non-Living Photo by Justus Severino, Participant
The Globe = Non-Living Photo by Justus Severino, Participant
A Photo of “living” – Photo by Nestor Quezada, Participant
A Photo of “living” – Photo by Nestor Quezada, Participant
Student capturing “living” – Photo by Susan Falzone, Volunteer Photographer
Student capturing “living” – Photo by Susan Falzone, Volunteer Photographer
Student captures “non-living” – Photo by Afiya Shani W. (Program Coordinator, Photographer)
Student captures “non-living” – Photo by Afiya Shani W. (Program Coordinator, Photographer)

 

Fleet Week — Old Tradition .. New Photos!

Photograph by: Krista Kennell

Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

Josephine Herrick was first known for her work with New York City debutants, but her legacy in photography is also tied to her work with veterans returning home from war in need of healing, holistic healing.

In honor of our water-based warriors of the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, New York City celebrates with its 27th annual Fleet Week. During this week span of time, citizens of NY and the tri-state area are invited to board and tour ships docked in Manhattan and Staten Island for just this purpose. This year, photographers Krista Kennell and Camille Tokerud from the JHP family were invited to capture moments of sailors and supporters as they experienced a small taste of the world our soldiers live within.

Fleet Week began in 1935 and is a tradition that continues to excite major cities. We are honored to have the opportunity to walk a bit in the shoes of our namesake. And though Fleet Week has passed, we continue to honor our soldiers and continue the commitment and legacy of bringing photography programs to veterans.

Photograph by: Krista Kennell

Photograph by: Krista Kennell


Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

Photograph by: Camille Tokerud

JHP Photographer Peter Neumann Exhibits Photographs

JHP is thrilled that one of the members of our photography community, Peter Neumann, had an exhibition of his work at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office through May. Peter also spoke about his work at the Arts Spring Mixer for arts organizations and schools held at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office and hosted by Gale Brewer on May 27th. Congratulations Peter!

You can see more of Peter’s work on his website www.peterneumann.com.

JHP Remembers Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark

March 20, 1940 – May 25, 2015

Photograph by Grant Delin, Allure Magazine November 1997
Photograph by Grant Delin, Allure Magazine November 1997

Last week, the world said farewell to the dynamic and talented photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Her artistic and socially aware vision led her to excel in photojournalism and documentary photography where she is known for capturing non-mainstream subjects. The JHP team will continue to utilize  photography with local communities following in the foot steps of our founder Josephine Herrick and other strong female photographers like Mary Ellen Mark. A role model and trailblazer, we honor Mary Ellen Mark for her work, leadership and legacy as a woman photographer.