Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) has been transforming lives through photography for eight decades by teaching and showcasing the work of underrepresented communities.
From children in culturally diverse and low-income neighborhoods to military veterans and vulnerable seniors, JHP provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves through the powerful medium of photography. Their work is exhibited in public spaces such as cafes, libraries, galleries, streets, and parks, allowing a wide and diverse audience to experience the unique perspectives of these individuals.
Voice, Skills, Inclusivity—these values remain at the heart of all we do.
A Vision for a Creative Society
JHP envisions a vibrant and creative society, where everyone can establish their own voice through images. Their mission is to amplify underrepresented voices through photography, giving people the tools to see differently, communicate across cultures, and advocate for themselves and their communities.
Teaching Model and Curriculum
The teaching model of JHP focuses on experiential learning, with program participants handling cameras from day one and regularly collaborating to create and review their images. The organization's teaching artists direct learning through the use of critical questions, fostering visual literacy, creativity, critical thinking, self-advocacy, and community engagement. Each program is designed to meet the needs of the specific population it serves, through partnerships with organizations operating within the community.
Making a Lasting Impact
Through the powerful medium of photography, JHP is able to give a voice to those who have been historically underrepresented, empowering them to advocate for themselves and their communities. Their work not only enriches the lives of the individuals they teach but also provides a platform for their unique perspectives to be shared with the world.