Josephine Herrick Project Announces Benefit Party and Photography Auction to Support Foundation’s Community Photography Programs, Exhibitions, and Publications

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Original Prints from Douglas Kirkland, Amy Arbus, Man Ray, Robert Farber and Other Legendary Photographers Highlight New York Fundraising Gala in October


NEW YORK – August 11, 2015 — The Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students through the communicative power of photography, will host its annual Benefit Party and Photography Auction on Monday evening, October 19th at Affirmation Arts in New York City. Proceeds from the event will help support and sustain the foundation’s extensive community and youth programs which center on photography as a powerful learning and communications tool.


The focal point of the evening will center on its live (and online) auction of original photographs from some of the world’s most notable and legendary photographers, whose proceeds represent approximately 25% of the foundation’s operating budget to continue funding education programs for adults and children nationwide. The list of photographers who have donated prints to the auction are a venerable who’s who in the world of photography including Robert Farber, Michael Kenna, Marion Post Wolcott and Douglass Kirkland. In cooperation with Paddle8, a New York-based auction house, art lovers around the world will be able to bid on their favorite photographs online.


“Since 1941, The Josephine Herrick Program has brought the magic of photography to more than 100,000 disadvantaged Americans and the core of its success lies with the unwavered support of the photographic community,” explains Jackie Augustine, president of JHP and Jackie Augustine Consulting. “This annual event is a great representation of how artists, manufacturers, and executives from the photo community work together for a common cause.”


For additional information about the Benefit Party and Photography Auction or to learn more about the Josephine Herrick Project, please visit


About the Josephine Herrick Project

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.


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














Save the Date: PMDA 64th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Josephine Herrick Project

Save the Date: Thursday May 8, 2014



To Benefit The Josphine Herrick Project



5933 Northern Boulevard

East Norwich, NY 11732


Scramble Format – All Levels Welcome!


JHP Benefactor Sponsorship Package ◦Foursome, Brunch, Dinner & Recognition at Event: $1,500

Single JHP Benefactor Package ◦Brunch, Gold & Dinner – Per Person: $380

•Industry Networking Special ◦Brunch, Dinner & Awards Ceremony: $195


For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities contact Michele Tramantano

For more information about The Josephine Herrick Project contact Maureen McNeil

Annual W. Eugene Smith Awards in NYC Open to Public on Oct 16th!


The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund extends an open invitation to attend the ceremony for the 34th Annual W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography and Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism.

The annual W. Eugene Smith grant and awards presentation honors the very best in photojournalism and will take place on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.  The event will be held at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater and is open and free to the public.  Details about the event can be found here.

More than $40,000 in grants will be presented to this year’s nominees, and anyone who is a fan of photojournalism or the very best in documentary photography will want to attend.


What:  34th annual W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography awards presentation

When:  Wednesday, October 16, 2012 / 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

 Where:  School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater — 333 West 23rd Street / New York City 

Why:  This annual event honors one of the greatest photojournalists in the history of   photography and also honors those who continue to tell the stories of human spirit  and condition from around the world.  If you love photography, or have an appreciation for the power and impact photography has on society, you will want to be here.


Event Details

W. Eugene Smith Grant Ceremony
October 16, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Event runs 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free admission, limited seating

The School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011

The program will include presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients and finalists, a unique tribute to the work of W. Eugene Smith, a special keynote speech, and the announcement and presentation of the 2013 jurors’ discretionary grant, the 2013 Howard Chapnick grant, and the 2013 W. Eugene Smith Grant.

About The Grant

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to photographers whose work is judged by a panel of experts to be in the best tradition of the compassionate dedication exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is funded by generous contributions from American Society of Media Photographers, the Open Society Foundations, the International Center for Photography, NYCFotoWorks, Harbers Family Foundation, Canon USA, MediaStorm, the School of Visual Arts, and Photo District News.

For more information visit

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



Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM



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.



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.


Louisa Marie Summer’s Exhibit “Jennifer’s Family” Opens at the Ober Gallery

RTP volunteer photographer, Louisa Marie Summer exhibit “Jennifer’s Family” plays an important role as a “social conscience” that can change people’s views and raise awareness.

From Ober Gallery

I was introduced to the work of the German photographer, Louisa Marie Summer, by my friend Ray Learsy, the well known collector of contemporary art and board member of the Whitney Museum. Ray spoke very highly of Louisa’s work. In fact, I have never heard Ray speak so glowingly of an artist. My reaction to Louisa’s work was similar to Ray’s. I was not only struck by the raw and beautiful power of her photographs, but by the quiet dignity that underpins them. Read more

Tee Off For RTP At The PMDA 62nd Annual Golf Outing on July 12, 2012








Tee Off For Charity At The PMDA 62nd Annual Golf Outing

Proceeds to Benefit RTP -Rehabilitation Through Photography

  • Featuring the 1st Annual Industry Challenge for the PMDA CUP
  • Proceeds to Benefit Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP)
  • 11:00 AM Registration/Brunch/Warm-Up
  • 12:00 PM Putting Contest
  • 1:00 PM Shotgun Start- Individual Stroke Play- Callaway Scoring
  • 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 PM Lobster and Steak Dinner
  • 7:30 PM Awards Ceremony


Thursday July 12, 2012


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


For more information contact: Michelle Tramantano

PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association, Inc.

RTP awarded the Voice of Hope Award at Birch Family Services




Budding Photographer

Celebrate the positive impact the

Fotography in Friendship program

 is making in their lives!


Join us on Tuesday May 15, 2012 for the Feelings in Focus Spring Fundraising Event for Birch Family Services, for details click on this link: 



Birch Family Services, founded in 1975, has grown from one small school into one of the largest networks of comprehensive programs serving New York children and families. Birch provides special schools, residences, and other services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 72. 

Our “newest” New Frontier Program is Fotography for Friendship which uses a shared interest in photography to promote social skills development in young adults on the autism spectrum.  In recognition of your organization’s integral role in making Fotography for Friendship a success, as well as the great work you’ve been doing with our students at our School for Exceptional Children, it is at this event that we would like to present Rehabilitation Through Photography with our Voices of Hope Award.