JHP Photo Plus Grand Prize Winner of the Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera Announced









Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera

By Jackie Augustine – November 19, 2014

Last month’s Photo Plus Show was a great success.  We had the opportunity to meet with many old friends and supporters to update them on the amazing year we’ve had at the Josephine Herrick Project.  We also go to meet hundreds of people who haven’t heard about our organization and the wonderful work we do creating FREE programs to help our students learn to communicate through the “power of photography.” Our grand prize winner hadn’t heard about JHP before but stopped by our booth at the Photo Plus Show.  He was impressed by what he saw and donated by buying a raffle ticket.

Our Grand Prize Winner of the Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera is Paul Cheung of North Bergen, NJ.  After receiving the news, Paul was very pleased and wrote us a wonderful letter that I would like to share:

My name is Paul Cheung, a retired marine biologist and fish pathologist at the New York Aquarium, the Wildife Conservation Society.  Upon retirment, I picked up photography and had been taking classes at the Senior Center of the University of Seattlement, Allen Street, in New York,

I enjoy beautiful images taken with a camera at different angles and lighting.  I came to appreciate artistic photos very much.

The donation I made (to JHP) was very small but I saw the good works that your Project had done, i.e., the young man’s photo album.  Your work helps the young people discover themselves through the eyes of the camera.  Congratlations for the job well done.”

Sincerely,  Paul Cheung

The Josephine Herrick Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that enlists photographic community volunteers to educate students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Our volunteer photographers teach Veterans, children, teens, adults and seniors.  We create FREE programs to help our students learn to communicate through the “power of photography.”





Josephine Herrick Project is pleased to announce Harmon Kaplan of Secaucus, New Jersey as the grand prize winner in the “Sony NEX Digital Camera Giveaway” on Facebook


Harmon Kaplan Grand Prize Winner

Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) – April 29, 2013 JHP announces the grand prize winner in the “Sony NEX Digital Camera Giveaway” on Facebook.  Congratulations to Harmon Kaplan the lucky winner!

To enter, contestants had to go to Facebook and like the newly launched JHP’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JosephineHerrickProject The contest ran from March 27, 2013 through April 10, 2013.  The results were amazing increasing mentions for JHProject Facebook page from 877 to 183,869 and adding 429 new fans!  The Sony NEX Digital Camera was a coveted prize.

Our grand prize winner, Harmon Kaplan, a talented photographer, dentist (retired), and Veteran discovered his passion for photography at age 9, inspired by his father’s photography. He currently runs a free photography group at the Secaucus Public Library, and truly enjoys sharing photography with others. Kaplan states, “most of all, photography has been my constant companion and friend for a long, long time!” This is what Josephine Herrick Project strives to bring for anyone who has not had the chance to experience just how therapeutic photography can be in every way. We are proud to give this camera away to a talented photographer who has always had an undeniable passion for photography, and will utilize his talent to help inspire others. Josephine Herrick Project sincerely thanks Sony for their generous donation, and again, congratulations to Harmon Kaplan!


About the Sony NEX-7

Our grand prize is more than a pocket camera, the 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 exceeds expectations.  Here’s performance that would give most DSLRs camera envy, including interchangeable lenses, a 2359K dot OLED eye-level TTL viewfinder, up to 10fps shooting, and outstanding Tri-Navi™ 3-dial manual control.  HD movies are superb with Full 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60p, 60i and 24p. For more information visit: www.sony.com

About the Josephine Herrick Project

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.