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