The Josephine Herrick Project believes that the camera is an empowering tool for communities. It enables and empowers them to describe and define themselves, rather than being the mute subjects of another’s lens.
Over the Spring and Summer 2019, the Josephine Herrick Project will be offering free photography classes to residents of Queensbridge Houses, in Long Island City, at the local Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Center.
The project involves teaching over 150 residents through regular photography classes, weekend workshops, and special events over the spring, summer and fall 2019.
The best of all students’ work will be exhibited in and around Queensbridge Houses, the streets, the gardens and the local riverside park over the summer and fall 2019.