Event: 6:00PM; Auction: 7:50PM
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 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. 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 meaningful event will feature a photography auction of more than 35 prints donated by well-known photographers including Man Ray, Douglas Kirkland, Michael Grecco and more. Small bites will be provided by David Waltuck’s new restaurant élan and the live auction will be run by a Christie’s auctioneer.
Proceeds from the Benefit Party and Photography Auction will support Josephine Herrick Project programs. Founded in 1941, Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) is a volunteer service organization, providing free photography programs to underserved audiences. JHP believes that cameras are transformational tools that give a voice to all people and strengthens visual literacy. Participants photograph their communities with the help of professional photographers, promoting volunteerism and advocacy. Through workshops, exhibitions and publications, participants connect to the world through the visual language of photography. Josephine Herrick Project serves over 1000 participants a year.
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. Purchase tickets at www.jhproject.org/benefit.