jessica wanamaker, executive director
Jessica Wanamaker brings a strong background in non-profit management plus successful fundraising. A pro-active and accomplished Executive Director and fundraiser with over 8+ years in national and local culture/arts and community not for profit organizations in London and New York. She is passionate about the ability of the arts to transform lives through participation
erica reade, program director
Erica Reade has worked in the fields of youth development, anti-violence, women’s rights, both locally and internationally, using the media arts to raise awareness for the past 12 years. She holds an MA in International Affairs from the New School University, and BA in International Development from McGill University. She has over 7 years’ experience working as a Program Director at Leave Out Violence, as well as having worked as a teaching artist with Urban Arts Partnership and Artistic Noise. She has extensive experience creating youth development and other curricula and programs, rooted in social justice, inter-sectionality and the media arts.
Erica is a freelance photographer, specializing in documentary photography. She is an Artist Member of SohoPhoto Gallery in NYC, and a 2017 Nikon Scholarship and 2015 National Natural Eye Scholarship winner at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. She is founder and Director of the photography collective Camera of the Month Club. Her work has been published in The Phoblographer, Featureshoot, Medium, Flavor Wire, and La Republicca, among others.
Dominika K., Exhibitions Intern
Dominika is the Exhibitions Intern for Spring 2018. Dominika was born in Poland and came to New York 4 years ago. She goes to International High School at Union Square, and she’s a junior. Dominika loves photography and she likes to take pictures such as landscapes and portraits. For example, in her exhibition after the JHP photography class, she showed pictures of trees and sun coming through the trees. Dominika loved this view because she liked the contrast that the sun gave to the trees and she thought that it looked beautiful. Dominika chose to work at JHP because she wants to learn more about photography and how to take professional pictures. She wants to learn how to organize and put on exhibitions, like she participated in after the JHP photography class. In the future, she wants to become a professional photographer and travel around the world to take pictures from other cultures and countries.
Teresa B., General Office Intern
Teresa was born and raised in México, and she came to New York when she was 9 years old. Teresa is now an 18-year student at the International High School at LaGuardia Community College. She’s a young photographer going to High school in order to obtain her credit and graduate High School. Teresa started photography when she was 16 years old at a Saturday program called Liberty Partnership. She likes taking portrait pictures and New York's most visited places. One of her first picture was taken from the Staten Island Ferry, and it’s called The City. Her goal is to graduate high school and college, and to move out to California and work for the most recognized companies for marketing. Her journey is just starting. She wanted to work with JHP because she wanted to be able to learn from professional photographers to inspire her throughout her career.