Josephine Herrick Project
2017 HONOREE: Humanitarian Award
Josephine Herrick Project is a nonprofit that enlists professional photographers to educate students who have not had the opportunity 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.
Since 1941, the Josephine Herrick Project (formerly RTP), a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has implemented a broad range of photography programs, providing training, direction and equipment to undeserved communities. JHP believes that by providing a creative platform to the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk youth, homeless and the visually impaired populations, this will both inspire and enable individuals to channel their energy in an open and expressive way. This reinforces independence, self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment that rekindles a lasting interest and enthusiasm about life. No longer are they labeled by their disability but they are enabled by their ability to connect to and capture the world around them through photography.