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Preview: 2018 Josephine Herrick Project Cocktail Party and Auction

In Auction on May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones in concert.

Mick Jagger and The Stones at Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969. By Harry Benson via Josephine Herrick Project

Founded in 1941, New York City’s Josephine Herrick Project has made it their mission to promote well being for veterans, at-risk youth and special needs individuals by enriching their lives through the magic of photography. This June, the group will be once again holding its spring cocktail party and photography auction.

Peter Hurley, known for his headshots of the famous and soon to be famous, will take portraits in a studio set up at the event, a new fundraising element added to this year’s benefit. The evening also includes special recognition of The VII Agency, the storied photo agency known for its uncompromising photojournalism

Tickets are $150 ($110 tax deductible). A sitting with Peter Hurley is $300, with only a limited number available. Tickets and sittings must be booked in advance at jhproject.org. Proceeds from the evening will be used to help expand Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) services throughout the Northeast. The organization was honored in 2017 with the Lucie Humanitarian Award for its use of photography for good, the first non-profit organization to receive this prestigious honor.

Christie’s auctioneer Rachel Orkin-Ramey will conduct the live auction, presenting photographs by award-winning photographers and those whose work is in private collections and museums. Additional prints will be offered in the event’s silent auction.

“This year, we are especially pleased to be shining a spotlight on The VII Agency,” stated Jessica Wanamaker, executive director of Josephine Herrick Project. “Our two organizations share a common purpose and goal in wanting to use photography to tell stories that change the world.”

The event will take place on June 5th at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street in New York.

For More Information: The Josephine Herrick Project