Day Two of JHP NJ Veterans Photography Program @ Unique Photo

 

 On the front lawn learning how to capture passing cars with a “panning technique.”

By Jackie Augustine – October 21, 2014

On Saturday, October 18th we had day two of our first JHP Veterans Photography Program in NJ.  We started the day with Harmon Kaplan and Michael Downey, our photography instructors reviewing some of the basics of operating the Canon EOS Rebels. Next, we took advantage of the studio backdrops that were already set up in our classroom.  Harmon paired up the students to take portraits of each other with the other person’s camera.  This handy concept will allow us to keep track of which photos were taken by which Veterans.  The media card is now identified by name and photo of the Veteran

  Instructor Harmon Kaplan giving tips during the Portait sessions.

 

 Instructor Michael Downey giving tips on Panning on the front lawn of Unique Photo.

Our partners Canon USA donated the Canon EOS Rebel DSLR cameras and Unique Photo donated the classroom space and I supplied the muffins, apples and bananas to keep our energy up!

 

Instructors for the NJ Veterans Program are Harmon Kaplan, Rick Gerrity, Michael Downey, and Jackie Augustine.

Rusk Rehabilitation and photographer Nina Berman honored at Josephine Herrick Project Annual Benefit Party and Modern Masters of Photography Auction

Dr. Steven Flanagan, Chair of Rusk Rehabilitation

Nina Berman documentary photographer

 

New York, NY, October 20, 2014

 

Josephine Herrick Project is proud to present its Annual Benefit Party and Photography Auction being held on November 6th at Affirmation Arts New York. Event Co-Chair Cathy Kaplan, Sidley Austin LLP states “it is a privilege to be part of an institution and event which recognizes members of the community who support arts education and the transformative power of photography.”

 Master of Ceremonies, Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox Business Network

 

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Fox Business Network editor and on-air personality Elizabeth MacDonald. The honorees for the evening are Dr. Steven Flanagan, Chair of Rusk Rehabilitation NYU Langone Hospital and photographer Nina Berman. Rusk Rehabilitation has been partnered with Josephine Herrick Project since WWII. “ At Rusk,” says Dr, Flanagan, “we treat the full range of problems associated with brain injury – physical issues such as difficulty walking and performing the normal activities of daily life, as well as, behavioral problems,  “Vocational therapy is also a very big part of our approach.” Notes Dr. Flanagan,” and our vocational program is among the best in the world. Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art and Dublin Contemporary. Her photographic series Marine Wedding was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial 2010 and is considered an iconic work of the Iraq war.

 

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. “We are so thankful for the continued support of the professional photographers that donate their amazing photography to support our cause”, stated, Jackie Augustine, President of Josephine Herrick Project, “and to all the camera manufacturers who make monetary donations and supply us with cameras for our programs.”  To add to the festivities, small bites will be provided by David Waltuck’s new restaurant élan, the LIVE AUCTION will be run by Rachel Orkin-Ramey from Christie’s and music will be provided by GRACENOTES trio.

 

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.

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Josephine Herrick Project Announces Theo Vaskevitch of Mylo Elected to Board of Directors

New York, NY, October 20, 2014 

 

Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) announces the recent election of Theo Vaskevitch, Head of Business Development at Mylo Development LLC to the Josephine Herrick Board of Directors.  Mylio is the next generation Photo Management System that will be unveiled to the world on 10.28.2014 as part of Photo Plus Expo 2014.  In his role of Head of Business Development of Mylo, Theo is In charge of execution of external relationships including the design and implementation of Mylo’s National Retail Sales Program. He is currently executing a running rollout of a unique. new organizing product to 50 retail locations within the U.S. with a goal of expanding to 200+ locations in winter of 2015. Upon his election Theo Vaskevitch stated “I am proud and honored to join the board of JHP.    I believe that photography is a powerful tool for good and JHP is a crucial piece in realizing its potential.”

 

“I am very excited that Theo has agreed to join our board of directors,” said Matt Sweetwood, Vice President of the JHP Board of Directors. “He brings a unique blend of youthful energy, a diverse and thoughtful perspective and a vast array of business connections that will help JHP continue to grow into an elite level non-profit. This is a very good day for our organization and all of the people we serve with our programs’”

 

The current Board of Directors are: Jackie Augustine, President; Matt Sweetwood, Vice President; Miriam Leuchter, Secretary; Craig M. Nisnewitz, Treasurer; and directors Randy Bourne, Mark Hempel, Russell Pomeranz, Richard Rabinowitz, and Ron Sharpe, Immediate Past President.

 

About the Josephine Herrick Project

Today, the Josephine Herrick Project, Enhancing Lives through Photography, 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 and the Bronx.

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.

 

To learn more visit our website at www.jhproject.org or join the conversation at:

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JHP looks into the 1985 archives on #ThrowbackThursday

 By Jackie Augustine – October 16, 2014

“Wine Decanter Reflections” is an amazing photograph taken by David Kramer in May 1985.  He is the Third Place Prize Winner in the 1985 Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP) photo contest (now Josephine Herrick Project).

We continue the mission created by Josephine Herrick of helping the underserved through “the 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.

To learn more about our programs visit us at: http://jhproject.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day One of JHP’s first Veteran’s Photography Program in NJ at Unique Photo

By Jackie Augustine – October 14, 2014

On Saturday, October 11th we started our first JHP Veterans Photography Program in NJ.  The rainy weather did not deter the enthusiastic Veterans.  We started the day by meeting everyone and distributing the cameras and notebooks.  Harmon Kaplan, our lead photography instructor, took us through the basics of operating the Canon EOS Rebels.  Rick Gerrity was on hand to talk about other Veteran programs he had taught and to give tips and advice.

Another amazing feature was the photo gallery that Rick Gerrity hung with photos from Vietnam “Then and Now”.  It really resonated with the Vietnam Veterans in the group.  Actually, all of us, were amazed at the beautiful photographs of Vietnam today.

Our partners Canon USA donated the Canon EOS Rebel DSLR cameras and Unique Photo donated the classroom space and Rick Gerrity supplied the yummy Dunkin Donuts!

This is my first time being part of the teaching team.  It was a wonderful learning experience and I can’t wait for Lesson 2 next Saturday!

Instructors for the NJ Veterans Program are Harmon Kaplan, Rick Gerrity, Michael Downey, and Jackie Augustine.

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Visit JHP at the Largest Photography Show in North America

Scott Nidermaier, Volunteer JHP Photographer and Richard Rabinowitz, member of the JHP Board of Directors at Photo Plus Expo 2013

Join JHP at Photo Plus Expo

 

Join Josephine Herrick Project at the PhotoPlus Expo Oct 30 – Nov 1 at Javits Center Register before October 28th and get a 3-day Expo Pass for free! The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 22,000 professional photographers and enthusiasts. Explore over 220 exhibits, see thousands of new products, attend over 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, special events & more.

Visit us at booth #881

 

PhotoPlus Expo at Javits Center Offers Seminars, Tutorials, and New Technologies for Taking Better Photos and Videos with Cameras and Mobile Devices and Lets Consumers Try Latest Gadgets, Learn How to Take Better Pictures

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

Photography and filmmaking have become more mainstream than ever – a record number of people are now using mobile phones to take and share images and this number will only get bigger. Recognizing this, PDN’s 2014 PhotoPlus Expo will host several seminars and free presentations on Saturday November 1st for people who want to enhance their skill sets and make the most out of the technology they use.

The largest photography show in North America, PhotoPlus Expo is home to more than 225 exhibitors who will be displaying the latest in photo, video, and mobile imaging technologies. On Saturday, November 1, photography lovers of all levels are invited to the Javits Center to experiment with the latest imaging technologies, explore awe-inspiring photo galleries, and learn from world-class professionals about how to take better photos and videos from any imaging device. Admission to PhotoPlus Expo is free by registering online through October 28th.

Between conference seminars and show-floor presentations, Ben Folds – the multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer will give the final keynote presentation from 12:30-1:30 p.m. performing several of his songs and sharing his experiences as a successful performer and how he fell in love with photography. Folds will share not only his music, but several of his images, explain how photography has become a creative extension of his musical art, and discuss how anyone can create an art of their own with photography and video. Tickets are $15 online and $20 on site. Admission to the keynote is included with the purchase of any PhotoPlus conference seminar pass.

“Mobile technology has let people define and share their lives in an unprecedented way. Communities have formed around image sharing and that is what PhotoPlus wants to help nurture,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo+ group. “Our educational classes gives everyone opportunities to explore new and creative ways making images and/or video even more interesting and exciting. Saturday’s seminars are focused on consumer interests ranging from secrets to taking great travel photos to tips for taking better action shots with a smartphone.

Seventeen conference seminars will be held on Saturday, November 1, each presented by some of the biggest names in the photo industry. For those who want to roam the floor, several booths will be hosting dynamic presentations and lectures at the Photography and In Motion Filmmaking Theatres; admission to the both Theatres will be included for those who register for an Expo Pass, free of charge before October 28. Conference seminars include:

Top Ten Secrets to Great Travel Photographs
(Saturday, November 1 – 10:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.)

In this visually stunning presentation, Andy Katz will show you how to use the available light in your travels to produce breathtaking images. Learn how to find the best light in any environment, what to look for and what to avoid, and how to choose the best places and times to shoot. Katz will also discuss the best ways to approach subjects. Finally, he’ll share his top ten secrets for getting powerful travel photos every time. This session is ideal for those looking to take their travel photos from good to great or from great to extraordinary. Sponsored by Sony

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Mobile Device
(Saturday – November 1 – 2:00 pm. -4:00 p.m.)

Mobile phones have become a valuable creative tool that allows us to explore, capture, and create photos and videos in a fun and easy manner. During this presentation a panel of experts will share new and creative ways to photograph with your smartphone, how to use a variety of imaging applications to process panoramas and collages, and to apply numerous creative effects for stunning results you can’t wait to share with the world. The panelists will offer tips about the latest shooting and creative apps and address how to process and publish images meeting the highest visual standards.

Earth is My Witness
(Saturday – November 1 – 2:00 pm. -4:00 p.m.)

Nature photographer Art Wolfe’s definitive opus, Earth Is My Witness, represents forty years of expeditionary photography. For the first time, Wolfe presents the three subjects at the heart of his work—landscapes, wildlife, and cultures on the edge of extinction—in a single masterpiece that takes us through the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions in a vivid display of the fragility and interconnectivity of life on Earth, while simultaneously exploring his evolution as an artist and the techniques he uses to capture the nuances and rhythms of nature. Sponsored by Leica

More than 225 Exhibitors
(Saturday, November 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.))

Beyond the extensive list of seminars lies an entire seventy-five thousand square foot expo show floor where the latest imaging devices and accessories from more than 225 exhibitors and presenters will be demonstrated, including Adobe, Canon, Epson, Fujifilm, Hasselblad Bron, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon, Sigma, Sony and Tamron among many others. Beyond the latest camera and printing technologies and software, consumers will see drones designed for photos systems.

Consumers are encouraged to register online in advance as admission to the expo is free. Alternatively, registration onsite for the expo costs $70 per person. All seminars that are part of the conference program cost $99 each if purchased online in advance or $149 each if purchased onsite. A one-day conference seminar pass costs $199 for unlimited access to seminars, including the keynote presentation that day, if purchased online in advance or $249 if purchased onsite.

For more information or for frequent updates, visit the PhotoPlus Expo website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PhotoPlus Expo on Twitter.

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About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries and photo hobbyists, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services — everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

In 1961, Dr. Rusk Praises Rehabilitation Photography Programs of VSP

By Jackie Augustine – October 9, 2014

Dr. Howard A. Rusk and the Rusk Institute has been a long time partner with our organization.  Today, I’d like to share a flashback to a press release where Dr. Howard A. Rusk was awarding prizes to the Veteran Photography winners from the Volunteer Service Photographers, now know as, Josephine Herrick Project.

And, next month on November 6th, we are excited to honor Dr. Stephen Flanagan, Chair of Rusk Rehabilitation at our annual benefit party and photogra[hy auction, Modern Masters of Photography 2014.

For more information about the event visit: http://jhproject.org/benefit/ or call 212-213-4946

 

Here’s the flashback press release from 1961………………….

Press Release: May 24, 1961

Dr. Howard A. Rusk, Director of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University Medical Center, was guest speaker at Volunteer Service Photographers’ Annual Inter-Hospital Contest Showing held recently at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Eight Grand Prize Winners were chosen from 162 student-patients in 23 hospitals and institutions, entering a total of 362 black and white and photo self-colored prints. VSP has more than 40 Rehabilitation Photographic Programs in six states.

There to present awards to two prize-winning patients of his, Stavros Kalcandis, of the institute, and Charles Morano, Goldwater Memorial Hospital, Welfare Island, N.Y..  Dr. Rusk said: “I have been associated with VSP since the early days of the organization, when it was active at the U.S. Air Force Rehabilitation Center in Pawling, N.Y. This wonderful work that we have seen today show us that individuals with disabilities can learn to utilize certain parts of their bodies and develop skills that the ordinary person never achieves.  The organization which provides the means to express their abilities is especially wonderful.  My congratulations to Volunteer Service Photographers.”

Charles Moreno, a double amputee, took First Grand Prize, the Posner Cup and twenty-five dollars cash, for his study of a fellow patient.

Stavros Kalcandis, a quadriplegic, formerly a Major in the Greek Air Force, who was wounded in World War II, also won a cash award for his photo-oil colored print which placed third among the Grand Prize winners.

About seventy VSP student-patients, many of them in wheel-chairs, were on hand to see their pictures shown at the Museum and to hear Dr. Rusk, known internationally as “Mr. Rehabilitation.”

Active as a volunteer group since 1941, VSP will observe its twentieth anniversary of Service Through Photography in September.

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JHP “All-Girl Program” at Boys Town a Real Success!

 

JHP’s Boys Town Program for Girls

By Maureen McNeil – October 8, 2014

This summer’s all-girl JHP photography program through Boys Town was a real success, said Renato Foz, Youth Activities Specialist, and he will publish their images in the Boys Town New York Newsletter this month. “For the girls, having fun out in the fresh air and taking positive healthy photographs of each other is very powerful,” he continued. “They didn’t know they could do it. They had to collaborate to get the poses right. They had to break down barriers and work together.”

JHP’s teaching photographers Nousha Salimi and Vik Gupta focused on portraits, street photography, and had a fashion shoot beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. They also photographed one day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a New York institution the girls had never visited. By the last day the girls were curious about Nousha—she had become a role model for them. “If you love photography, this is a great career,” she said. “But you won’t get rich. You have to make a choice.”

 

Boys Town: A Beacon of Hope From Coast to Coast

Since 1917, Boys Town has been a haven of support and safety for at-risk children and their families. With locations all across the United States , we help improve thousands of lives through the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Care® . This unique approach enables us to deliver the right care at the right time to help those children and families who are on the brink of crisis.

JHP selects Nina Berman and Dr. Steven R. Flanagan as 2014 Honorees at Annual Benefit

 

Josephine Herrick Project is proud to announce the selection of Nina Berman and Dr. Steven R. Flanagan as the 2014 Honorees for  The 2014 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Josephine Herrick Project 2014 Benefit Party and Auction.

 

By Jamie Ogrodnik – October 7, 2014

 

Josephine Herrick Project is presenting The 2014 MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY Josephine Herrick Project 2014 Benefit Party and Auction.on November 6th.  Beautiful and Iconic photographs will be auctioned off to raise money as we honor inspirational humans who have touch our hearts, all while we attend a fabulous party. The two honorees will be the lovely Nina Berman and the amazing Dr. Steven R Flanagan.

 

 

 Nina Berman

 

Nina Berman is a native New Yorker as well as one of the best documentary photographers, authors, and educators of our generation.  She has exhibited her photographs and videos in more than 100 international venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Dublin Contemporary, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  In 2010 she exhibited her series Marine Wedding, iconic work on the Iraq war, at the Whitney Biennial.  Nina is also the author of two monographs; Purple Hearts — Back from Iraq, and Homeland, which examine the aftermath of war and the militarization of American life.  She is currently a professor at Columbia UNiversity and is a member of the Amsterdam based NOOR photo collective. Her art is so breathtaking and thought provoking that we cannot wait to honor Nina at the benefit. To view her work visit www.ninaberman.com.

 

 Dr. Steven R. Flanagan

 

Dr. Steven R Flanagan is a nationally renowned expert in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center. His medical expertise include traumatic brain injury to stroke rehabilitation, to adult and pediatric brain injury rehabilitation and spasticity therapy. Dr. Flanagan was rated one of the “Best Doctors” in the New York metropolitan area by New York magazine in 2009 and 2010, and by Castle Connolly from 2006 through 2009. He was also named to Castle Connolly’s list of “Best Doctors in America” in 2010. He has given numerous presentations both nationally and internationally, and has conducted research on various aspects of brain injury, including emotional control, fatigue and sleep disorders, and on the use of electrical stimulation to aid stroke recovery. It is truly a special event that we get to honor such an incredible man.

 

Please join us on Thursday, November 6th 2014 from 6-9pm at the Affirmation Arts (523 West 37th St, New York NY 10018).  To support JHP and the people we servce please buy tickets to the auction at: http://jhproject.org/benefit/

 

For more information about JHP or the auction, please contact Elana Hart at 212-213-4946.

 

 

 

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Jean Lewis: An Extraordinary Life

 Jean Lewis

 

55 Years of Service at Rehabilitation Through Photography (now Josephine Herrick Project)

 

By Jackie Augustine – October 2, 2014

My memories of Jean Lewis are fond.  She was the tenacious phone call several times a year to tell me about the progress Rehabilitation Through Photography (now Josephine Herrick Project) was making in helping a myriad of underserved populations.  As the Publisher of Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic magazine, I was her target for an annual donation to the organization, a definite buyer of the annual raffle tickets and always interested in writing a story in our magazine about the power of photography to make a difference.  But it wasn’t until I came across the article in the archives that I discovered who Jean Lewis really was.  It tells an amazing story of a woman who was ahead of her time.  She believed in service. She believed in giving back.  She believed in helping the underprivileged. And she had an interesting career as an actress on radio, in theater and as a children’s book author.  Read this wonderful story about her from our archives that was published in Photo Marketing in 2004.

 

Jean Lewis began work at VSP in 1954 and remained for 55 years and served as the Executive Director for over 20 years.

Published in Photo Marketing – November 2004

Lots of people daydream about having exciting professions, like becoming an actor, writing and publishing books, or deciding their lives to serving others.  In her long and remarkable career, Jean Lewis has done all these things.

Born in Shanghi, China to a father who worked for Texaco and a mother who came from a family of missionaries, Lewis was the thrid generation of her family to be born in China or Japan.

“I always thought life was going to be anticlimax after being born in Shanghai, but that didn’t happe,? Lewis said. Not by a long shot.

In the early 1940’s, Lewis was an actress on a number of radio soap operas, such as, “John’s Other Wife.” On one show, she performed opposite Tony Randall.

“In those days, it was 15-minute soap opera and you had exactly an hour beforehand for rehearsal.” Lewis said. “The time went very quickly.  Some directors would actually cut from the bottom while you were reading from the script on the air.  You would get the signal to cut a certain number of lines from the bottom of the page and scary things like that.”

From radio, Lewis went into theater,

“Back in 1944 and 1945, during the war, I was part of the nine-month national tour of a play called “Harriet” about Harriet Beecher Stowe, starring Helen Hayes. She was absolutely one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met.  In those days, stars did road tours. You hit the best of the best cities when you were touring with Helen Hayes, of course.  I played her daughter in the play. It was the first professional theater job I had and everybody was agog that I had come to this from radio amateur theater.”

After the tour, Lewis continued her theater and radio work.  She eventually took a position as program director of the American Theater Wing.  “I was with them for about five years, booking entertainment for military and VA hospitals. That was a wonderful experience too,” Lewis said.

Lewis was also the author of about 100 children’s books.

“I got my start through Little Golden BooksI began by writing adventure books for “The Flinstones” and “Bugs Bunny.”  I seemed to have a knack for it, so the editors started giving me assignments,” she said. “It was interesting, because you had to think in terms of pictures, illustrations.  The pictures had to carry the story, which is also true of photography.  It was very good training for me.”

Lewis also wrote versions of “The Jungle Book” and “The Swiss Family Robinson,” among many other books, for Golden.

In addition, Lewis called on her experience growing up in Asia when she wrote books like “Kathi and Hash San- The case of Measels” and “Jane and the Mandarin’s Secret.” The foreward of the latter book was was written by famed author Pearl Buck, who grew up with Lewis’ mother.

Lewis has served the sick, injured, elderly, and disadvantages as executive Director of Rehabilitation Through Photography since 1953.