Great work being auctioned for a worthy cause
Here at Popular Photography, we truly believe that learning the craft of photography is a special thing. The Josephine Herrick Project believes the same. Here it is in their own words: "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."
Now, JHP is holding an auction, both online and live, to raise funds to help expand their programs. The online auction runs through November 3rd and the live auction will take place in New York City on November 4th. There's a wonderful and diverse collection of work up for grabs, so check out the site to see what's available.
Popular Photography editor-in-chief, Miriam Leuchter serves on the board of directors for JHP. "For more than 70 years, this nonprofit has brought the power of photography to veterans, people with autism and physical disabilities, formerly homeless adults, at-risk youth, and others who come to express themselves, document their worlds, and unleash their creativity through the camera.
I'm proud to build on the volunteer work of generations of great photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White, Richard Avedon, and Ansel Adams, who all supported this organization in the past, to Art Wolfe, Ron Haviv, and Jill Enfield-- among the scores of photographers pitching in today."