Douglas Kirkland (b. 1934) is a prominent photographer based in the United States. At age twenty-four, Kirkland was hired as a staff photographer for Look magazine and became famous for his 1961 photos of Marilyn Monroe taken for Look’s 25th anniversary issue. He later joined the staff of Life magazine.
JHP Annual Benefit Party & Photography Auction
This year’s event will feature a photography auction of more than 35 prints donated by well-known photographers.
Proceeds from the Benefit Party and Photography Auction will support Josephine Herrick Project programs. The upcoming Benefit Party and Auction is another excellent opportunity for the community to support arts education for veterans, youth impacted by poverty and all communities in the tri-state area. To purchase tickets, please follow this link: www.jhproject.org/benefit.
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.
Here’s your chance to preview an array of amazing photographs that have been donated to JHP by very generous professional photographers who help JHP serve underserved populations. Bid now and bid often before our event on October 19th!
Proceeds from this photography auction support 74 years of free photography programs aimed at enhancing the lives of Americans impacted by poverty or disabilities. Featuring works by Man Ray, Michael Kenna, Robert Farber, and Marion Post Wolcott.
The focal point of the evening on October 19th will center on its live (and online) auction of original photographs from some of the world’s most notable and legendary photographers. Proceeds from the auction represent approximately 25% of the organization’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 Douglas 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.
Iron Eyes Cody was most known to the American public for his role as the man who played the Indian that sheds a single tear for a blighted American environment in “Keep America Beautiful” ads that ran from 1971 into the 1980s.
Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or “Oscar” DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy. In 1924 he moved to California, changed his name from “DeCorti” to “Corti” to Cody, and started working as an actor, presenting himself as a Native American. He married an Indian woman, Bertha Parker, and together they adopted two Indian sons, Robert and Arthur. Iron Eyes Cody lived and worked as an Indian for all his adult life; he labored for decades to promote Native American causes, and was honored by Hollywood’s Native American community in 1995 as a “non-Native” for his contribution to film. He was born on April 3, 1907 and passed away of natural causes on January 4, 1999,
About the photographer: Ron P. Jaffe
Ron. P. Jaffe is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. By 1974 he was teaching photography at the University level as professor of photography at Chapman College – World Campus Afloat, aboard ship traveling to South America, Africa and Europe. Prior to 1974 Jaffe was involved doing fashion publicity shots for fashion designers including Barco of California, Jag Swimwear, and DeWeiss, along with taking portraits of federal politicians and shooting commercial ads. He then got a job in glamour industry for two years and was published in high profile magazines: Club, Gallery, Penthouse, etc. Jaffe entered into a long term contract with a company known as Elson Alexandre in Los Angeles in 1977 – shot Corporate Executives, Doctors, Attorneys, Judges and family portraits for 20 years shooting more than 37,000 portraits casual and formal. http://ronjaffe.com/bio/
Man Ray’s- Hattie Carnegie wearing a Vionnet Dress
Man Ray’s Glass Tears (variant)
Today we launch our online photo auction, the JHP Paddle8 Auction.
By Jackie Augustine – December 2, 2014I
f you missed our JHP Masters of Modern Photography on November 6th, you will be delighted to learn that we have created a partnership with Paddle8. Paddle8 curates auctions of art and design and partners with non-profits on benefit auctions, offering collectors the chance to bid on carefully sourced works.
This is a great opportunity to own some amazing photographs from photography legends and support the Josephine Herrick Project.
Two Man Ray photographs will be included in the JHP Paddle8 Auction. Here’s some information from the Man Ray Trust and some background about the subkject of these two photograph, Hattie Carnegie.
“Legendary Photography, painter, and maker of objects and films, Man Ray was on the most versatile and inventive artists of this century. Born in Philadelphia in 1890, he knew the worlds of Greenwich Village in the avant garde era following the 1913 Armory show; Paris in the 1920’s and 1930’s, where he played a key role in the Dada and Surrealist movements; The Hollywood of the 1940s, where he joined others chased by war from their homes in Europe; and finally, Paris again until his death in 1976. “- from Man Ray Trust
About Hattie Carnegie
Fashion Entrepreneur/Dress Designer. In 1900, she immigrated to the United States, and settled with her family in New York City. There is a famous story that while on the ship to America, Hattie asked a fellow voyager about who the richest and most prosperous people in America were. The answer was, “Andrew Carnegie” and according to the story, young Hattie decided to change her name to Carnegie. Eventually the rest of her family dropped Kanengeiser and adopted the Carnegie name, a practice that was common among immigrants. She worked at various millinery establishments, and at Macy’s. But in 1909 she, along with friend Rose Roth, opened her own business, a tiny hat shop. It was called “Carnegie – Ladies’ Hatter.” As the business grew, Hattie and Rose were able to hire workers who made the designs that Hattie developed. At this time, all fashion came from Paris, and so Hattie studied the Parisian styles, choosing only the best, and adapting them for her customers. And while she could neither sketch nor sew, Hattie was ve ry good at communicating to her workers exactly what she wanted them to do. Her shop, at its peak, carried her own ‘Hattie Carnegie Couture’ collection, Paris couture imports from Chanel, Vionnet and Dior, a fur line, her several ready-to-wear lines under different names, a costume jewelry line, and a cosmetic line. Her dress designs were a success and soon she had such clients as Joan Crawford and the Duchess of Windsor. Hattie Carnegie’s colorful clothing and chic costume jewelry, even today, are greatly sought after by fashion and jewelry collectors. In 1956 Hattie was laid to rest and unfortunately for the business, much of the disirability of the label lay in the woman herself, and after her death, the label lost a lot of its luster. The business closed its doors for good in 1976.
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.
Online and Live Auction to Benefit Josephine Herrick Project
October 28, 2013, New York—A person would have to do a lot of gallery hopping to view and purchase a William Wegman photograph of his famous Weimaraners, one of Ron Galella’s many paparazzo shots of Jackie O, a slice of rock and roll history showing Janis Joplin in a 1968 recording session or the indelible 9/11 image of the plane headed for Tower 2, the 2001 “Photo of the Year.”
These and nearly 50 other signed prints are up for auction and open for bidding, starting today at http://auctions.readysetauction.com/josephineherrickproj/. The auction, “Modern Masters of Photography,” is a fundraiser with 100 per cent of the winning bid going to the Josephine Herrick Project, a New York City nonprofit that uses photography in therapeutic programs for autistic children, veterans, at-risk youth and developmentally challenged children and adults.
The online auction precedes a live auction on November 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th in New York City. Online bids are due by 3pm, November 3, with the highest online bid setting the opening for the live component, to be conducted by Christie’s auctioneer Rachel Orkin-Ramey. Tickets for the live auction and cocktail reception are $150 and can be purchased at http://jhproject.org/benefit/.
The donated images illustrate the range of modern photography, from still lifes, photojournalism, travel imagery, fashion and portraiture. Visitors to the online auction site will see behind the scenes of the Clinton White House as captured by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney, Douglas Kirkland’s gleeful portrait of a beaming Audrey Hepburn, historic images of the first Obama inauguration by Dana Bowden, images from the Man Ray archives as well as Robert Farber’s whimsical fashion imagery.
The Josephine Herrick Project, until earlier this year known as Rehabilitation Through Photography, has long had the devotion and support of the photographic community. At its first auction fundraiser n the early 1970s, Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Edward Steichen and Irving Penn were among the pros that donated work to help raise funds for the organization.
Started in 1941 by photographer Josephine Herrick to teach photography to returning World War II servicemen to help heal the emotional wounds of war, it eventually expanded to serve autistic children, new immigrants, developmentally disabled, recovering addicts and others. Today, The Josephine Herrick Project creates programs for a variety of social service agencies and hospitals across New York City, providing equipment, curriculum and volunteer photography teachers.
About The Josephine Herrick Project
The Josephine Herrick Project is a New York City-based nonprofit, founded in 1941, that enlists photographic community volunteers and the industry to provide equipment and photography skills to underserved populations. JHProject’s free programs inspire children, teens, veterans, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, which enables them to engage with others and in their communities through their artistic vision.