Buy David Burnett’s Photo of Usain Bolt on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

 Photo by David Burnett

“Usain Bolt Wins the Gold Medal in the 100 Meters” London Olympics 2012 

By Lauren Kupferberg – August 12, 2014

The roar of the crowd is wild. The chants of victory can be heard miles away. The race is over, but the champion remains. His smile does not leave his face.  He had won. He had once again made his dreams a reality. Although the photograph is not only of a man winning a race, but rather a man accomplishing the goals he set out to accomplish, and surpassing everyone else’s opinion of him. The photograph represents that anything is possible, if you just believe

About David Burnett

David Burnett has been a photojournalist for over 4 decades. He has captured some of the most life changing events in this lifetime. He has received many rewards, including being voted to be one of the “100 most important people in photography.” He works with many publications and organizations. He has spent his whole artistic life taking photographs of places, trying to capture moments of people all over the world.

Dimensions:  

20 x 24

Medium:  

Signed, open edition, Digital C print

Creation Date:  

2012

Signed

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

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Own Bridgette Carnochon’s Tulip Magnolia III on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

 © Bridgette Carnochon

By Lauren Kupferberg – August 5, 2014

“Tulip Magnolia III” by Bridgette Carnochon

At first look at this photograph you would not believe that it is a photograph. While the shape of a beautiful flower presented seem realistic, the texture and colors are actaully painted. The artist used an old technique to design her photo.  She first took the photo and printed it in her dark room. After she printed it she used many different types of oil paints and cotton balls, she inscribed her own personal view of the flower.   The flower is delicate, but strong, which is translated through her use of light casting down on the petals, with hints of darkness in the center.  The background is dull allowing the flower to become the center of the viewer’s eye. Although the majority of the colors used in the photograph are light, the image gives a hint of darkness, allowing the perfect contrast between delicacy and strength.

“Tulip Magnolia III” 1993
Signed
Value: $2,000

Dimensions:  

10 X 14 in (25.4 X 35.56 cm)

Medium:  

archival pigment print

Creation Date:  

2010

Signed

About the Photographer

Brigitte Carnochan is an internationally sold photographer, who has recently published another book of her spectacular work, this is her fourth book of photographs. She has had many exhibitions of her work. She has received recognition for her work along with the Hasselblad Masters award in 2003 She has photographed for numerous publication including, AfterCapture, Black & White US & UK, Lenswork, Zoom, and many others.  Carnochan also teaches at Stanford’s Continuing Studies program.

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

 

Learning Digital Photography to Keep Your Brain Sharp

©Photo UT Dallas

By Jackie Augustine – July 29, 2014

Learning digtial photography is an excellent way to keep your brain sharp. The process of learning how a new digital camera works involves time, patience and enthusiasm. We are very excited to be beginning a new program next week with The Education Alliance Sirovich Center for older adults.  Our volunteer photographers will start by introducing the basic steps of using a digital camera.  In subsequent weeks, the “senior students” will be given a variety of projects to perfect their skills and enjoy the amazing results!  Yesterday I read an article by Lauren Silverman of NPR about the amazing power of photography to prevent brain loss in seniors.  I wanted to share with you some of the findings from that article.

by Lauren Silverman – NPR.org

Brain training is big business, with computerized brain games touted as a way to help prevent memory loss. But new research shows you might be better off picking up a challenging new hobby.

To test this theory, Dr. Denise Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, randomly assigned 200 older people to different activities. Some learned digital photography. Another group took up quilting.

The greatest improvement was for the people who learned digital photography and Photoshop — perhaps, Park says, because it was the most difficult.

Jimmy Wilson, 82, agreed to learn to use a computer, a camera and Photoshop for the trial. “That was really quite a challenge for me when I got into the photo class,” Wilson says, “because it involved a computer and I had never even touched a computer.”

Wilson is motivated to fight dementia, in part because he saw what the disease did to his wife toward the end of her life.

“When my wife died,” he says, “it would have been real easy to just become a total recluse.” Instead, Wilson embraced being socially and mentally active. He’s a member of the choir at his church, and when he’s not reading current events and books on his Kindle, he gets together with family for Mexican food.

Since Wilson participated in the trial, he says, he has noticed improvement in his memory, although he says it still isn’t perfect. He admits it can be frustrating learning to use new technology, but he knows it’s good for his brain.

So how does learning a new skill help ward off dementia? By strengthening the connections between parts of your brain, says cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman. While brain games improve a limited aspect of short-term memory, Kaufman says, challenging activities strengthen entire networks in the brain.

“It really is strengthening the connectivity between these team players of these large-scale brain networks,” he says.

Read more:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/05/05/309006780/learning-a-new-skill-works-best-to-keep-your-brain-sharp

About The Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services to 50,000 New Yorkers annually through dozens of programs at 16 locations in lower Manhattan. We are a Jewish-founded organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.  Since its founding in 1889, the Educational Alliance has helped more than 4,000,000 New Yorkers build better lives through education, arts, recreation, and social services.Our Program

About the Sirovich Center

Older adults from the five boroughs travel to Sirovich for the its warm atmosphere and vibrant community.  In addition to the variety of programs and events, Sirovich also provides a hot lunch five days per week. At Sirovich, everyone is part of a big family. There’s always someone to turn to for a shoulder to lean on or a smile to brighten the day!

 

 

Volunteer Photographers Needed!

JHP is now interviewing volunteer photographers
to teach free programs to underserved communities
in NYC area. Send letter & resume to maureen@jhproject.org

Volunteer Photography Instructors

Our photographers are an active group of volunteers that donate their time and expertise to our diverse populations in New York area. JHP is looking for experienced photographers that are comfortable teaching the basics of digital photography from a basic academic level to a more advanced level, but that also have patience and flexibility to fit the needs of a sometimes mixed group of individuals with different levels of learning abilities and interest.

For more information about the duties of volunteer photographers visit: http://jhproject.org/about/our-photographers/volunteer-photographers-needed/

 

Own Jack Reznicki’s Famous Number Series #1 on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

 By Jack Reznicki

Number Series 1 – By Lauren Kupferberg – July 23, 2014

As you view this photographic collage you see numbers from 1 to 50. The mystery behind where these individual numbers come from forces the viewer to look closely at every detail of the photograph finding hints in the background. Even though each number is from a different place, ranging from a mailbox to a house number to a table card, the image comes together. The numbers blend into one photo, the darks of one image is lightened by the image next to it. The numbers pop out in random places, forcing the viewer’s eye to move all around the image, rather than stay on one particular place.  The photograph is the combination of many singular photos that has morphed into one singular photograph.

 

 “Numbers Series 1”
Archival inkjet on cold press bright paper
Value $1,000
Size: 17 x 22

Dimensions:  

10 X 14 in (25.4 X 35.56 cm)

Medium:  

archival pigment print

Creation Date:  

2010

Signed

 

About the Photographer

Jack Reznicki is an Israeli, born to a Holocaust survivor. He moved to America at four and grew up in Rochester, NY. He went to Rochester Institute of technology (RIT). In 1980 he opened his own studio after working with many amazing photographers.  He is very insightful on the psychology of photography.  He has authored books, and teaches classes about the business of photography. He has helped promote many brands, such as AT&T, Toys “R” Us, Kodak and others.  He was been honored to win many awards, including winning the IPC twice. Reznicki does not just promote photography from his classroom, he has traveled all over the world trying to capture culture of people.

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

JHP Celebrates Volunteer Photographers with a Mexican Fiesta & a View!

 Maureen McNeil, Executive Director

Thank You JHP Volunteer Photographers!

On July 16th, the Josephine Herrick Project hosted a Volunteer Photograher Party on the rooftop of the Arabella in New York City.  The rooftop space was provided by our Development Director, Elana Hart.  The weather cooperated and it was a “picture perfect evening” for the gathering. The theme was a “Mexican Fiesta with a View.”  The purpose was to thank our wonderful volunteer photographers for all their hard work! It was also an opportunityfor the volunteer photographers to meet other volunteer photographers and exchange ideas, tips and stories. A great time was had by all!

Here’s a few photos of the event:

 Elana Hart, JHP Development Director and our hostess for the night overseeing the festivities.

Buy JHP Volunteer Photography Instructor Fiona Guedalia’s The Window Painters on the JHP Online Gallery!

 By Fiona Guedalia, JHP Volunteer Photography Instructor

The Window Painters

By Lauren Kupferberg – JHP Volunteer – July 15, 2014

At first glance the two men in the photo seem to be washing the windows, but after taking a closer look you can see paint brushes in their hands. The shadows of this print are very defined.  The shadows are both above and beneath the men, but never next to them.  Up close this image holds hidden details from the possessions in the windows to the objects in the man’s hands. “The Window Painters” is one in a series of prints called Windows.

“The Window Painters”    Size: 8 x 11

About the photographer

Fiona Guedalia is a recent graduate of Stern College.  She has had a passion for photography since she picked up a camera at fourteen.  She has been published in her school literacy magazines, and had her art hung at her school galleries. She taught a course on photography through JHP, the class stemmed from the University Settlement’s Beacon program, which offers free afterschool and summer programs for children and many other classes for people of all ages. The organization helps those in need have the basic classes that most people take for granted. She taught a class about the inner works of photography, the basic structure of a camera, and the best way to take an image. After she taught her students the ‘how’ of photography, she taught them the ‘why’, her students were told to take a form of photography and put it to action. Now she is taking pictures at events, while maintaining her work as an artist taking pictures of objects and scenes that call to her.

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

 

Own this beautiful Brian Lav Photo Visit our New Online Gallery Today!

Snow Fence, Point Pleasant, NJ by Brian Lav Photography

Blog by Jamie Ogrodnik – July 8, 2014.

Since 1969, Brian Lav has been photographing the world around him. He is recognized as a prominent contemporary photographer, a master printer, as well as an exceptional educator.  He has had over forty one-man and group exhibits.  His work is also in permanent collections, such as The International Center for Photography, The Rochester Institute of Technology, The New Jersey State Museum, The Newark Museum, and the Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, Switzerland.  Brian has been published in many books and magazines and has been teaching at Parsons the New School for Design in NYC since 1974 when he received their prestigious Teaching Excellence Award.

Originally Brian Lav’s primary photographic focus was working with a large format camera to produce breath-taking images in black and white. He felt that without color to distract, the black and white image revealed more clearly his feelings, and the large negative conveyed all the visual details.  Recently, Lav has succumbed to the wave a new technology and purchased a Nikon digital camera, a printer, and several software programs.  By engaging in the new technology, the digital process has opened creative doors.

Brian Lav’s subjects range from classic landscapes to haunting and foreboding depictions of the world in abstract and surreal fragments, to portraits of friends and family.  Lav was born and raised in New Jersey and has developed a special rapport with its landscape.  Most of his images, including the one featured here, Snow Fence, are taken in that state. This archival pigments add subtle surrealism and beautifully relaxing color to Brian’s portfolio, and I am positive, would add nothing but brilliance to your own gallery collection at home!

Dimensions:  

10 X 14 in (25.4 X 35.56 cm)

Medium:  

archival pigment print

Creation Date:  

2010

Signed

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at:

NBC Today Show features JHP’s Brooklyn VA Program on July 4th!

Photo by Calogero Bongiovanni

Picture Perfect: Veterans Turn to Photography

By Jackie Augustine – July 4, 2014

NBC Today Show “Hope to it” segment on The Josephine Herrick Project and our program at the Brooklyn VA was featured this morning! It’s a wonderful segment that illustrates how “the power of photography” can make a differnce in the lives of Veterans and other underserved populations.

Special thanks to the NBC Today Show for doing and amazing piece on JHP, to Matt Sweetwood for leading the charge in “sharing our story” across many platforms, to professional photographer and instructor for this program Camille Tokerud, to Beryl Brenner, recreation & creative arts therapist at the VA and to Maureen McNeil, our Executive Director who puts her heart and soul into creating and implementing programs and making sure our organization continues to help others through the power of photograhy.

Here’s the link to the NBC Today Show Video: http://www.today.com/video/today/55575203&hl=en

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To learn more about the programs JHP offers, please visit www.jhproject.org/programs.

To help us create more programs to help Vetgerans and other underserved populations, please visit our donate page at: http://jhproject.org/donate-2/

 

 

Buy Rory Mulligan’s “Barcelona” on the new JHP Professional Photographers Gallery Today!

Rory Mulligan’s “Barcelona”

By Maureen McNeil – July 2, 2014

I can smell the spikey flora and dry heat of Spain as I observe up close the details in Rory Mulligan’s mysterious image, “Barcelona.”  Included is a crumbling wall, dirt, trees and steps leading up a hillside, and both intense sunlight and deep shade. Gazing at it I am transported to a vacation escapade, and it even brings on a hint of salt from the nearby turquoise Mediterranean Sea.

The photograph  is beautifully printed, too.  Mulligan said in a 2013 interview http://www.lavalette.com/a-conversation-with-rory-mulligan/ with Rachel Stern that he sees analog prints as lush objects and enjoys his time spent in the darkroom.  He likes best landscapes that depict the mundane, the image that asks questions rather than tells answers. Even when photographing people he prefers the banal rather than the magical.

 

About Rory Mulligan

Rory Mulligan has an MFA in photography from  Yale University School of Art and hasexhibited in Tokyo, New York, and Philadelphia, and has lectured and taught at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College, Wesleyan University, and the International Center for Photography in New York. Visit his website at: www.rorymulligan.com

 

Own an Amazing Photo and Support an Amazing Cause!

We are excited to announce the launch of the Josephine Herrick Project Professional Photographers Online Gallery.  Our gallery was launched with 12 amazing photographs generously donated by 12 amazing professional photographers who are supporters of the Josephine Herrick Project’s mission which is “to provide 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.”

This is a great opportunity to own an amazing  photograph and help support our programs!

 

Please visit the Online Gallery at: