Vivian Maier Print for Auction on Paddle8 March 17-31

Proceeds support Josephine Herrick Project.

During Women’s History Month, we are thrilled that a Vivian Maier print was donated to us by John Maloof and Howard Greenberg Gallery.

The print is up for bid through March 31, 2015.

Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926-April 21.2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. Although born in the U.S., it was in France that Maier spent most of her youth. Maier returned to the U.S. in 1951 where she took up work as a nanny for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, Maier had begun to venture into the art of photography. Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City. She was recently the subject of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier.

Andrew Borowiec’s photograph is part of the JHP Auction November 4th!

 

 “Turtle Creek Pennsylvania 2012” by Andrew Borowiec

By Sara Sweetwood

 

About the Photograph:

This signed print is a rustic look at American life. The grungy Pennsylvania landscape offers a glimpse into life in Turtle Creek. The trees, highway, and houses converge to demonstrate humans congregating with nature. Instead of a manicured, neatly trimmed suburban vista, we see overgrown flora battling against human inhabitants, taking back the land.

 

This photograph will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/

 

About the Photographer:

Andrew Borowiec has photographed America’s changing industrial and post-industrial landscape for over 25 years. His books include Along the Ohio (2000), Industrial Perspective: Photographs of the Gulf Coast (2005), and Cleveland: The Flats, the Mill, and the Hills (2008). He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ohio Arts Council, and in 2006 was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize. Boroweic’s photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in the collections of Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, among others.

Boroweic was born in 1956 in New York City, but moved to Paris with his parents when he was nine months old. He spent his childhood in France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Switzerland, where he graduated from the International School of Geneva. He received a B.A. in Russian from Haverford College in 1979 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1982. He has worked as a photojournalist, and the staff photographer for the International Center of Photography in New York City, as the Assistant Director of Workshops for the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, and as the Director of the University of Akron Press. Boroweic has taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research, Germantown Academy, and Oberlin College. Since 1984, he has taught at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. In 2009 he was named a Distinguished Professor of Art.

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit www.jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and until 6pm EST at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

 

Vietnam veteran and JHP student Sheridan Dean’s “Negative Flowers” up for auction Nov. 4th

 

Sheridan Dean “Negative Flowers”

By Brittany Connolly 

*Fun fact: Sheridan Dean is a Vietnam veteran who completed a JHP photography course at the Brooklyn VA.  

Sheridan Dean’s photograph “Negative Flowers” is interesting a multitude of different levels. Not only is Sheridan a Vietnam Veteran who has taken the JHP funded photography course at the Brooklyn VA, he also has a keen eye and a creative mind.

The subject of this photograph is a simple flower, but the colors he has chosen using the negative effect give it a lively and exciting feeling. The lines of the photograph’s subject explode out from the center of the image and create movement and an overall beautiful composition. The detail in the center of the flower is hypnotic and draws the viewer directly into the photograph.

We here at JHP headquarters had the opportunity to view many of Sheridan Deans amazing photographs from his course at the Brooklyn VA. We are exciting to have this budding artist in our midst and can’t wait to see his future works.

 

This beautiful image will be available for bidding at the November 4th Masters of Photography Benefit Auction. 

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit www.jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid today until 6pm EST and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

 

Three Iconic Man Ray Prints Up for Auction November 4th!

“Le Violin D’Ingres (1924)” by Man Ray

“Tears (1930)” by Man Ray

“Noir et Blanche (1926)” by Man Ray 

 

By Sara Sweetwood

 

“I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.” – Man Ray

 

About the Photographs:

The Josephine Herrick Project’s Live Benefit Auction will include these three iconic Man Ray photographs. The first, “Noir et Blanche,” was featured in March 2013 in the U.S. Postal Service’s Modern Art in America Series of Stamps. It juxtaposes a beautiful, pale woman with a smooth, brown mask. The second, “Le Violin D’Ingres,” Or Ingres’s Violin, depicts a female form made to resemble a violin. The striking similarities in shape are made clear by Ray’s daring photograph. The third, a close-up entitled “Tears,” depicts a captivating eye shedding large beaded tears. Many have said that the fake tears are meant to symbolize his breakup with lover Lee Miller previous to taking this picture.

 

These iconic photographs will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/ 

 

About the Photographer:

Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia in 1890, was an acclaimed artist and photographer. He spent most of his life creating art in Paris; however, he was forced to return to America during the Second World War. He is known for his contributions to both the Dada and Surrealist art movements. He is also renowned for his avant-garde photography. He passed away in 1976 from a lung infection. In 1999, ARTnews magazine named Man Ray one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century. They stated, “Man Ray offered artists in all media an example of a creative intelligence that, in its ‘pursuit of pleasure and liberty’, unlocked every door it came to and walked freely where it would.” 

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit www.jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Farber Photograph Available for Live Auction November 4th!

 

“Walking the Dog” by Robert Farber

By Sara Sweetwood

 

About the Photograph:

“Walking the Dog” exemplifies Farber’s skill in creating a harmonious composition. The enchanting woman draped in purple’s forwards pull competing with her canine rival’s backwards tug creates a pleasing, humorous capture that placates a viewer’s need for balance. The simple still seems to come to life and tells spectators a short, but entertaining story.

 

This captivating photograph will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/ 

 

About the Photographer:

Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic flair captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and architecture. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought Farber into Doubleday for the publication of his book By the Sea, which won the Art Director’s Award for Color Photography. Aside from numerous creative awards, Farber has also received the Photographer of the Year Award from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers. This award is given to those who have made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients include Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic.

Farber’s work with nudes in fine art as well as in the commercial realm is well-known and respected. He has lectured for Ogilvy & Mather on “Nude in Advertising”. ASMP requested to use Farber’s nudes as examples of artistic application in support of the National Endowment of the Arts, after its backing of the controversial Mapplethorpe/Serrano exhibit. His book, Farber Nudes, was also included in the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate collection.

Farber’s fine art photographs have been published in virtually every form. Farber has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute and the George Eastman House, as well as universities and professional groups across the United States, Japan, Australia, and Europe. Aside from his fine art photography, Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for television and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career is in development for PBS.

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit www.jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

Douglas Kirkland Photograph Up for Auction November 4th!

 

“Audrey Hepburn, Paris 1965” by Douglas Kirkland

 

By Sara Sweetwood

 

About the Photograph:

Audrey Hepburn is an American icon. Her beauty and grace are timeless. This stunning photograph captures her elegant, enduring charm. Kirkland masterfully depicts Hepburn’s iconic, radiant appeal that has spanned decades, and will continue to do so. This beautiful still is printed on archival pigment print, and is 16” x 20”. It will be available for live auction on November 4th.

 

This timeless photograph will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/ 

 

About the Photographer:

Douglas Kirkland was born in 1934 in Toronto, Ontario. He is a prominent photographer based in the United States. At age 24, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken for Look Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine.

A who’s who of notable persons have posed for Kirkland. From the great photography innovator Man Ray to Dr. Stephen Hawking to celebrities like Mick Jagger, Sting, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Morgan Freeman, Orson Welles, Andy Warhol, Oliver Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross among others. Kirkland’s portrait of Charlie Chaplin is at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Kirkland is contracted for work around the world and has worked in the motion picture industry as a special photographer on more than 150 films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Sound of Music, Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Pirate Movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Romancing the Stone, Titanic, and Moulin Rouge!. Some of his famous film shots include John Travolta in the dance sequence from Saturday Night Fever and a portrait of Judy Garland crying. In 1995, Kirkland received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Motion Picture’s Society of Operating Cameramen.

Douglas Kirkland has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the AFI Conservatory in Hawaii and Los Angeles, the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, as well as the Kodak Centers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Kirkland and his wife reside in Hollywood Hills, California.

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit www.jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

Ashok Sinha’s “Makarska Island Swimmers” is part of JHP’s Benefit Auction Nov. 4th

 

“Makarska Island Swimmers, 2008” By Ashok Sinha

By Sara Sweetwood

 

“Swimming is a way of life on Makarska Island on the Falmatian coast of Croatia and I decided to photograph the local swim team against the backdrop of the town.” – Ashok Sinha 

 

The excitement of the swimmers combines with the obvious exquisiteness of Makarska Island to create a unique and beautiful photograph. The tranquil, clear water mirrors the cloudless, vibrant sky to frame the picture in a calming blue hue. It will be available in a 17” x 22” print.

 

This amazing photograph will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/ 

 

About the Photographer:

Ashok Sinha was born in Calcutta, India, and has been living and working in New York City for the past two decades. His interest in photography began in the early 2000s and grew during his years confined in an office cubicle in downtown Manhattan. In 2008, Ashok changed his field and began his career as a professional photographer working with photo agency Getty Images. Since then he has traveled to more than forty countries for his photographic projects. Many have appeared in numerous magazines, publications, and advertising campaigns. Ashok’s personal work has been exhibited in fine art galleries in the United States and abroad. He is also the founder of The Cartwheel Initiative, a nonprofit organization that uses photography and creative media to help young people build bridges within their communities and across ethnic and social divisions. Ashok’s accomplishments have been recognized by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Lucie Foundation, Photo District News (PDN), Association of Photographers UK, World Photographic Arts, and the BBC.  Source: ashoksinha.com

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

 

 

 

“Hitchcock Story, NYC. British Glamour, 2012” by Pamela Hanson part of JHP Auction

 

Title: “Hitchcock Story, NYC. British Glamour, 2012” by Pamela Hanson

 

By Shayna Miller

 

Although this photograph has all the potential of a classic 1940’s romantic scene in New York City, there is a clear sense of the ominousness that Alfred Hitchcock’s films are so well known for. Without the title, perhaps one would consider the couple’s body language to be a sign that there was a disagreement at some point; but throw in the word “Hitchcock,” and one knows that there is a more dangerous twist to this possibly inverted romance scene. While the photo was published in British Glamour in 2012, I feel that the photograph really captures two of Hitchcock’s most commonly used themes in his films: suspense, and the audience as a voyeur. One can almost feel the tension projecting through the photograph, exemplified through the intensity of the woman’s perplexed stare, while the man seems to have no idea what is going through her head. Perhaps she is keeping some dark secret from him that has, or will have, the potential to result in bloodshed. Either way, by utilizing the word “Hitchcock” in the photo’s title, any viewer becomes a voyeur, as we ponder the secret in this seemingly distorted intimate relationship from a distance. Through Hanson’s photograph, Hitchcock actually becomes a fashion style.

 

This stunning photograph will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC. For more information about the auction, please visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/

 

About the photographer:

Pamela Hanson was born in London, England and grew up in Geneva. She attended the American School in Lugano, Switzerland, and later attended the University of Colorado where she pursued her studies in fine arts. Hanson has over twenty years of experience in the fashion industry, with her work featured in: Allure, D Magazine, Elle, Glamour (American, English, Italian), GQ, InStyle, Jane, Marie Claire (American, English, Australian), and many others. In 2001, Hanson released Girls: a 200+ page photo book filled with personal and professional work, color and black and white images, which has had worldwide success. She released her second book Boys, in the spring of 2006. She has also directed several television commercials in Europe including L’Oreal, Andre Shoes, Stride Rite Shoes, Chantell, Nivea and Nouveau. Pamela also directed a series of television spots to raise funds for finding a Juvenile Diabetes cure and has recently received an award from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) for her “Family Stories” short documentary; a public service announcement collaboration with The Partnership at Drugfree.org. She currently lives in New York City with her two Sons. 

Visit Pamela Hanson’s website: http://pamelahanson.com/

 

 

For more information about the benefit auction and to purchase tickets visit jhproject.org/benefit

 

Our Online Auction is now LIVE!

Please visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/ to see all the amazing photographs up for bid now and at the Josephine Herrick Project’s 2013 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BENEFIT AUCTION on November 4, 2013 in NYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Magazine Features JHP: Josephine Herrick Project to Hold Photography Auction

Art Therapist Beryl Brenner and veteran Thomas Matonti at Brooklyn VA during a JHP photo class

October 30th, 2013

Josephine Herrick Project will hold its first public photo auction in 35 years on November 4. The 2013 Modern Masters of Photography Benefit and Auction will be held at the Aperture Gallery, located at 547 W. 27th Street in Chelsea. Past and present students, including notable photographers and artists Man Ray, Douglas Kirkland, Art Wolfe, Barbara Kinney, Mike Yamashita and Amy Arbus, will participate in the benefit. Over 90 prints have been donated by 84 photographers and will be available at the gallery showing.

To bid on the auction and learn more about the benefit visit: http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/

The non-profit organization, originally named War Service Photography, began in 1941, and has been transforming the lives of ordinary people and students through the power of photography. Josephine Herrick began photographing hospital-ridden soldiers during World War II and sending the pictures back to family members with a personalized note as a way of bringing families closer.

“Josephine is not just a pioneer in community service, but as a woman who transcended the social boundaries for women at the time,” said Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of Josephine Herrick Project. “Even today, our mission remains to assist those who want to express themselves through photography. This is attributable to the work done by Josephine Herrick.”

Blooming Flower by Lily from the International High School

Josephine Herrick remained as Executive Director until her passing in 1972, at which point, Jean Lewis, took over its leadership continuing their mission of teaching photography. However, the name of the organization was changed to Rehabilitation through Photography (RTP) as a means of providing therapeutic services to the disadvantaged, lower income children, substance users and the homeless.

This non-profit has become a driving force among like-minded organizations, including The Block Institute, Brooklyn VA, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Jewish Union and Birch Family Services.

Read more: www.downtownmagazinenyc.com/herrick