JHP Paddle 8 Auction features Iron Eyes Cody by Ron Jaffe

Iron Eyes Cody Portrait by Ron Jaffe
By Jackie Augustine – December 4, 2014

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/
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JHP Paddle8 Online Auction LIVE December 2nd to Dec 16th!

 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.
100% of all proceeds are charitable donations! Visit the JHP Paddle 8 auction today: www.paddle8.com/auction/jhp
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.

Visit the JHP Paddle 8 Auction today: www.paddle8.com/auction/jhp

Young deaf man communicates through photography

  • Adam Richard of Acushnet displays some of his photographs. Richard, 22, who is deaf, has found a special creative outlet in photography.

By Jackie Augustine – November 24, 2014
When I read this article over the weekend, I was delighted to hear of Adam’s creative outlet in photography.  At the Josephine Herrick Project we have been using the creative power of photography since 1941 to help individuals 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. We have worked with a variety of organizations to share the amazing power of photography as a communications tool.  One of the programs we had recently was with the Lighthouse for the Blind helping to teach visually impaired individuals express themselves through photography.  I’m not sure if we have ever worked with the challenges of a deaf individual, but Adam Richards is proof that photography is an amazing outlet to express your creativity and to give a voice to a myriad of populations.  Kudos to Adam for what he has achieved. Please read his story below.

By Brian J. Lowney –  Contributing writer – SouthCoastToday.com –  Posted Nov. 21, 2014
ACUSHNET — A profoundly deaf young man has discovered the power of communication through a camera lens and looks to share his photography as he captures the history and beauty of the South Coast region.Adam Richard, a 22 year-old Acushnet resident and art student, spent many years living in an isolated world, like many individuals with disabilities. His only contacts were his parents Sharon Hollis and Steven Richard, several teachers and a small circle of deaf friends, he said. On the long daily commute to Providence, where he attended the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, he used his cell phone to take pictures of passing landmarks and sights that captured his interest. “I decided to try photography and then I felt I really liked it,” he signs to his mother Sharon Hollis, an employee of the Middleboro-based READS Collaborative, which provides services to students with special challenges. “I saw my mother’s photos and felt that her pictures expressed a lot feeling,” he continues, adding that he soon began photographing old buildings, fishing boats and nature. As his interest in photography grew, Richard said he tried to emulate various photographers whose work he saw in magazines.“I also took a lot of pictures of my pets,” he adds, noting that his favorite subjects included his family’s two Shetland sheepdogs, now deceased — a female named Max and her male counterpart Milo. Both dogs were deaf and intuitively formed a special bond with their young owner, a relationship that continues to bring a warm smile to his face. “Max was one of the first words he read when he started to read closed caption,” Hollis recalls.The enthusiastic photographer has particularly enjoyed photographing his three delightful cats, females Roy and Lola and a tomcat named Yo-Yo.“ I gave them names I could voice,” he says. “The cats are easy to photograph. They just lie around in the sun.” Now that he has a high-powered Nikon digital camera, Richard likes to jump in his car and drive along country roads scouring for interesting subjects to photograph.
Read more: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20141121/News/141129857

JHP Photo Plus Grand Prize Winner of the Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera Announced









Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera

By Jackie Augustine – November 19, 2014

Last month’s Photo Plus Show was a great success.  We had the opportunity to meet with many old friends and supporters to update them on the amazing year we’ve had at the Josephine Herrick Project.  We also go to meet hundreds of people who haven’t heard about our organization and the wonderful work we do creating FREE programs to help our students learn to communicate through the “power of photography.” Our grand prize winner hadn’t heard about JHP before but stopped by our booth at the Photo Plus Show.  He was impressed by what he saw and donated by buying a raffle ticket.

Our Grand Prize Winner of the Canon Powershot GX1 Digital Camera is Paul Cheung of North Bergen, NJ.  After receiving the news, Paul was very pleased and wrote us a wonderful letter that I would like to share:

My name is Paul Cheung, a retired marine biologist and fish pathologist at the New York Aquarium, the Wildife Conservation Society.  Upon retirment, I picked up photography and had been taking classes at the Senior Center of the University of Seattlement, Allen Street, in New York,

I enjoy beautiful images taken with a camera at different angles and lighting.  I came to appreciate artistic photos very much.

The donation I made (to JHP) was very small but I saw the good works that your Project had done, i.e., the young man’s photo album.  Your work helps the young people discover themselves through the eyes of the camera.  Congratlations for the job well done.”

Sincerely,  Paul Cheung

The Josephine Herrick Project is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that enlists photographic community volunteers to educate students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Our volunteer photographers teach Veterans, children, teens, adults and seniors.  We create FREE programs to help our students learn to communicate through the “power of photography.”





New JHP Veterans Program at St. Francis College Announced








On Veterans Day, Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of Josephine Herrick Project announced the start of a free photography program for veterans at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Veteran Sheridan Dean commented on his experience in JHP photography programs at the Brooklyn VA. and how he has now become an assistant photography teacher at Genesis program for Services for the Under Served.

JHP Celebrates Veterans Teaching Veterans







By Jackie Augustine – November 11, 2014 – Veterans Day

At Josephine Herrick Project we have a strong passion for helping Veterans.  Our organization was founded over 70 years ago by Josephine Herrick helping returning Veterans from World War II.  Josephine realized that the “power of photography” could help returning veterans rehabilitate and give them a voice. We continue Josephine’s mission by providing “free” photography programs to Veterans and other underserved popoulations.  As we celebrate Veterans Day today, we thank all of you who have served to help make our country safe and free!

Today we have Veterans Photography Programs in New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island and last month started our first New Jersey Veterans program at Unique Photo In Fairfield, NJ using Canon EOS Rebel cameras.  I am delighted to be an Assistant Teacher at this program and have been loving every minute of the experience.  Here are a few portraits of some of our veterans taken by others veterans in the class.


















Special thanks to our great photography instuctors and veterans: Harmon Kaplan, Michael Downey and Rick Gerrity








#Throwback Thursday 1950’s Bronx Veteran’s Program









By Jackie Augustine – November 6, 2014

1st Prize Winner Linton B. Salmon for his photograph At Prayer in the Bronx VA Program.

1st Grand Prize Winning Print in 1950 VSP Contest by Linton B. Salmon while a patient at Bronx VA Hospital. Salmon went on to become a medical photographer after his discharge from the hospital.

Josephine Herrick Project was originally known as Volunteer Service Photographers and then Rehabilitation Through Photography. Our organization started in 1941 by helping Veterans communicate through the visual language of photography.

Sneak Peek into JHP LIVE AUCTION items on Nov 6th!

  “Noire et Blanche” by Man Ray

 “Seeing Montana” by Robert Farber

” Coco Chanel – Paris 1962″  by Douglas Kirkland

LIVE AUCTION EXPERIENCE: Drinks with best-selling author Sebastian Junger at his popular Chelsea bar The Half King.

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.