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 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.

 

Robert Farber featured in JHP Modern Masters of Photography Auction

“Seeing Montana” by Robert Farber

“To me this image has special meaning. It’s an image of someone I was very close to. She took me back to her roots in Kalispell, Montana and that’s where I captured her amongst the land where she was raised. Not only is it a special gallery image, but it’s also in my book ‘Natural Beauty, Farber Nudes'”  By Robert Farber

Archival Pigment Photograph on Somerset Museum Rag
1992, Printed Later
20 x 30 Inches
Signed

About Robert Farber

Robert Farber’s global recognition has been established through his books, fine art exhibitions, lectures, TV interviews and award winning advertising campaigns. All in the genres of fashion, beauty, and life style.

Robert Farber’s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style 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, Robert Farber also received the Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers. This award was given to those who’ve made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award 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 known and respected. He has lectured for Ogilvy & Mather on the “Nude in Advertising.” ASMP requested to use Farber’s nudes as an examples of the artistic application in support of the National Endowment of Arts, after its backing of the controversial Mapplethorpe/Serrano exhibit. His book, “Farber Nudes,” was also included 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 world-wide. He’s lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, The George Eastman House, as well as Universities and professional groups throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career, is in development for PBS.

JHP Modern Masters of Photography Auction

This year’s event will feature a photography auction of more than 35 prints donated by well-known photographers including Man Ray, Douglas Kirkland, Robert Farber and more.

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

Josephine Herrick Project has been “Enhancing Lives through Photography” since 1941 and 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, the Bronx and recently launched in New Jersey.

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.

 

Phoozl “Beauty” Photo Contest Results are in!

 

Janaury 16, 2014 – by Jackie Augustine

The Winner is…….

We are delighted to announce that David M.M. Taffet’s amazing photograph, “Breathing Beauty” has been selected by our head judge, Robert Farber, as the grand prize winner in the Phoozl “Beauty” Photo Contest.  Here are Robert’s comments about the winning photograph:

“The concept of beauty was captured perfectly with many of the images that were submitted. Some captured pure visual beauty that any viewer could appreciate. Others captured beauty that I could tell was mostly in the eyes of the creator.”

“So all in all, the submissions made it very difficult to choose only the top three and three honorable mentions, but it was job to do and the following are my selections. ”

— Robert Farber, www.farber.com

 

Special Thanks!

Special thanks to Robert Farber for his support and for his generous donation of time to judge all the entries and select our grands prize winner, to Matt Sweetwood and Unique Photo for providing the generous grand prize, to Harald Johnson and the Phoozl team for partnering with us on this project and to all the photographers who supported JHP by entering the contest. Their entry fee of $25 was donated to JHP.

 

 

Grand Prize (1st Place Overall)
by David M.M. Taffet
“Breathing Beauty”
Judge’s Comment: My first choice, which may surprise some viewers, is out of a pure, personal sensitivity to the interpretation of beauty, in this case with the feeling that was captured between the two people. Their expressions, the glistening in her eye, his hand tenderly reaching to her, the expression on his face… It all shows that there’s more to an image than just good technical execution.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


2nd Place Overall
by Lesley Ackman
“Beauty of Flight”
Judge’s Comment: Now here’s a beautiful image that is captured beautifully, elegantly, technically, and with grace. The perfect composition of the flying bird with a highlight on the wings against the sky (and nice light on the eye) creates a gorgeous image.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


3rd Place Overall
by Stefano M
“Thoughtful Beauty”
Judge’s Comment: A lot to like here: I like the whimsical sensitivity, the composition of the off-center subject, her looking down, the wispy hair,
the lighting on the background, and the mood of the image overall. I feel this really captures beauty.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


 

Honorable Mentions

More winning images chosen by the judge in the Honorable Mention category…
(Judge Robert Farber adds: “There is such a fine line between the honorable mentions and the ones in first, second, and third place.”)


by skinsel
“Making the Best of It”
Judge’s Comment: There are a number of elements that give this image great strength. A hand tells a story so well and becomes a great portrait in itself. In this case a monkey holding onto the cage says even more than just the hand on its own.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


by Jose R. Moreno
“Misty”
Judge’s Comment: There are a number of great qualities about this image: Its monochromatic tones, the composition of the trees with the one bent tree in the center and the graphics of the two trees along the right edge, and the one old or broken tree leaning toward the other on the right.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


by rodriguezjrv
“Talia”
Judge’s Comment: I like the intensity of her eyes, the composition, the angle of her face and her hand delicately touching it. All this adds to the drama of the image. It creates a mystique. It’s not just a beauty shot … It tells a story.
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 

 


 
PhoozL thanks all the photographers who participated in this photo contest, the final one of 2013. We hope you were challenged, had your creativity sparked, and learned more about photography along the way. And a huge thanks to our judge: ROBERT FARBER, and to additional Prize Sponsors: Unique Photo, APERTURE Magazine and Cengage Learning PTR. Feel free to comment on this contest (or others, or on any photo) wherever you see the Comment boxes at the bottom of pages. 

 

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

– See more at: http://www.phoozl.com/phooznews/results-beauty/#sthash.qgeUavF5.dpuf

Enter the Phoozl “Beauty” Photo Contest to support JHP!

Your $25 entry free helps us reach children, veterans, teens, and adults to express themselves “through the power of photography”

 

November 26. 2013 – (Charlottesville, Virginia) – Photography competition site PhoozL is running a special photo contest (‘Beauty’) that will benefit the Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography). This is a paid-entry ($25), judged contest where the contest winners not only win prizes but also contribute to photo charity JHP (via their entry fees). The head judge, Robert Farber, is globally recognized for his genre-crossing style in nudes, still life, landscapes, and fashion. The contest is open to all, amateur to pro, 18+, worldwide. To see more details and to submit by December 22, go to: : http://www.phoozl.com/photo-contests/beauty-extended/

 

“We are delighted to partner with PhoozL on this project, says Jackie Augustine, President of Josephine Herrick Project. “Our programs use photography to help our participants express themselves. The theme ‘Beauty’ aligns perfectly with our goal to help people see the beauty in their world through a camera lens. We are honored to have Robert Farber as our judge and most thankful for our sponsors: Unique Photo, Aperture Magazine and Cengage Learning.”

Contest prizes include: a 1:1 personal communication with judge Robert Farber about the winner’s entries or photographic work, a $500 Gift Card from photo retailer Unique Photo, a one-year subscription to award-winning Aperture Magazine, a free book selection from the digital photography catalog of Cengage Learning PTR, custom award icons, inclusion in PhoozL’s Winners Showcase, and bonus PhoozL Points.

“We’re very excited to partner with the Josephine Herrick Project in this special photo contest,” adds Harald Johnson, PhoozL’s founder. “The entry fee is $25 for up to 3 submissions, and the entry proceeds will be donated to JHP to support their good works in enhancing lives through photography.”

About Josephine Herrick Project
The Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography, established 1941) is a New York-based 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, JHP projects are completely free programs that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.

About Judge Robert Farber
Robert Farber‘s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and fashion. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies. Robert’s fine-art photographs have been published in virtually every form, and he has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career, is in development for PBS.

About PhoozL
PhoozL® (www.phoozl.com) provides photographers and photo enthusiasts with Recognition for their photo talents, photo Learning, and Inspiration via unique photo challenges/contests, professional judging and judge commenting, and other valuable feedback from pros and peers alike.

*PhoozL® and Photo IQ® are registered trademarks of Harald Johnson Communications.

Enter the contest here: http://www.phoozl.com/photo-contests/beauty-extended/

Phoozl Photography Contest Deadline Extended!

 

This is a unique opportunity to have your worked judged by professional photographer, Robert Farber, win a UniquePhoto $500 gift card and support our organization the Josephine Herrick Project. 

By Sara Sweetwood

The deadline for our Phoozl photo contest has been extended! Submissions will now be accepted up until Sunday, December 22.

This benefit photo contest will help support JHP and our efforts in the community to use photography as a panacea for veterans, autistic children, senior citizens and struggling youth. 

The subject of submissions should be beauty. Beauty is different for every person, so show us what you find beautiful! Where do you see beauty in your life? “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” so be unique!

This exciting photo contest will be judged by world-famous photographer Robert Farber, who will be picking a first, second, and third place entry, along with 3 honorable mentions.

 

 

 

Help support our charity and submit your depictions of beauty by Sunday, December 22 at 7:00 pm EST! Winners will be announced by December 31st.

About the Josephine Herrick Project

JHP enists professional photographers to educate communities who do not have a voice in society. Through partnerships with local organizations, JHProject’s free programs inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities through artistic vision.

 

For more information on the contest or to submit photographs visit: http://www.phoozl.com/photo-contests/beauty-extended/

 

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

PhoozL Announces Photo Contest Benefiting the Josephine Herrick Project

 

Globally recognized professional photographer, Robert Farber is the head judge

September 23. 2013 – (Charlottesville, Virginia) – Photography competition site PhoozL announces a special photo contest (‘Beauty’) that will benefit the Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography). This is a paid-entry ($25), judged contest where the contest winners not only win prizes but also contribute to photo charity JHP (via their entry fees). The head judge, Robert Farber, is globally recognized for his genre-crossing style in nudes, still life, landscapes, and fashion. The contest is open to all, amateur to pro, 18+, worldwide. To see more details and to submit by November 19, 2013, go to: http://www.phoozl.com/photo-contests/beauty/

“We are delighted to partner with PhoozL on this project, says Jackie Augustine, President of Josephine Herrick Project. “Our programs use photography to help our participants express themselves. The theme ‘Beauty’ aligns perfectly with our goal to help people see the beauty in their world through a camera lens. We are honored to have Robert Farber as our judge and most thankful for our sponsors: Unique Photo, Aperture Magazine and Cengage Learning.”

Contest prizes include: a 1:1 personal communication with judge Robert Farber about the winner’s entries or photographic work, a $500 Gift Card from photo retailer Unique Photo, a one-year subscription to award-winning Aperture Magazine, a free book selection from the digital photography catalog of Cengage Learning PTR, custom award icons, inclusion in PhoozL’s Winners Showcase, and bonus PhoozL Points.

“We’re very excited to partner with the Josephine Herrick Project in this special photo contest,” adds Harald Johnson, PhoozL’s founder. “The entry fee is $25 for up to 3 submissions, and the entry proceeds will be donated to JHP to support their good works in enhancing lives through photography.”

About Josephine Herrick Project
The Josephine Herrick Project (formerly Rehabilitation Through Photography, established 1941) is a New York-based 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, JHP projects are completely free programs that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.

About Judge Robert Farber
Robert Farber‘s style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and fashion. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies. Robert’s fine-art photographs have been published in virtually every form, and he has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career, is in development for PBS.

About PhoozL
PhoozL® (www.phoozl.com) provides photographers and photo enthusiasts with Recognition for their photo talents, photo Learning, and Inspiration via unique photo challenges/contests, professional judging and judge commenting, and other valuable feedback from pros and peers alike.

*PhoozL® and Photo IQ® are registered trademarks of Harald Johnson Communications.