The Josephine Herrick Project commissions artists to teach photography to diverse communities. Celebrating its 75th year, JHP started when Josephine Herrick, a society photographer, taught photography to veterans in the VA hospitals during WWII.
Archive Exhibitions Supported by Josephine Herrick Project
In a time of heightened tensions in society, we are focusing our lens on individuals interacting in a humane manner toward one another, or toward the viewer, as a way to counteract negative news stories. The goal is for the audience to connect to the image through an emotion — happiness, nostalgia, compassion, sadness, love — as a way to grow empathy toward others and highlight our shared stories.
This exhibition features photography by JHP program participants from 18 community partnerships, JHP teaching photographers, and by JHP’s founder Josephine Herrick. Highlighted work is by youth in the Step Up program, at the McSilver Institute on Poverty Policy and Research at NYU.