Angel Oak #3, a photograph of a South Carolina 500-year-old oak tree by Joseph Jurson (BFA 1979), will be part of the Josephine Herrick Project Modern Masters of Photography Benefit Auction to be held on November 4, 2013 in NYC.
The Josephine Herrick Project will hold its first public photo auction in 35 years on November 4. The 2013 Modern Masters of Photography Benefit and Auction will be held at the Aperture Gallery, located at 547 W. 27th Street in Chelsea. Past and present students, including notable photographers and artists Man Ray, Douglas Kirkland, Art Wolfe, Barbara Kinney, Mike Yamashita, Joseph Jurson and Amy Arbus, will participate in the benefit. Over 90 prints have been donated by 84 photographers and will be available at the gallery showing.
The non-profit organization, originally named War Service Photography, began in 1941, and has been transforming the lives of ordinary people and students through the power of photography. Josephine Herrick began photographing hospital-ridden soldiers during World War II and sending the pictures back to family members with a personalized note as a way of bringing families closer. “Josephine is not just a pioneer in community service, but as a woman who transcended the social boundaries for women at the time,” said Maureen McNeil, Executive Director of Josephine Herrick Project. “Even today, our mission remains to assist those who want to express themselves through photography. This is attributable to the work done by Josephine Herrick.”