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New York-Based Josephine Herrick Project Wins Sony Create Action Grant

We are excited to announce the Josephine Herrick Project as the latest winner of a Sony Create Action grant. The New York-based nonprofit organization teaches photography to and exhibits work by people from a broad range of under-resourced communities. For winning the grant, the organization will receive $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.

Learn more about the latest Create Action Grant winner Josephine Herrick Project, a nonprofit organization teaching photography to and exhibiting work by people from a broad range of under-resourced communities.

The Josephine Herrick Project’s mission is to amplify underrepresented voices through photography, giving people the tools to see differently, communicate across cultures, and advocate for themselves and their communities. Through their programs they partner with more than 20 community-based organizations and schools, hiring professional photographers to teach hands-on technique, visual storytelling, and other artistic, technical, and life skills. 

They approach photography as an opportunity for experiential learning, putting cameras in the hands of their participants from day one. In addition to teaching the technical skills in composition and exposure, they also see photography as a vehicle for other hard and soft skills. They aim to cultivate visual literacy, creativity, critical thinking, self-advocacy, and community engagement, all of which they see as critical to arts education.

Sony looks forward to working with Josephine Herrick Project and the opportunity to support their mission to amplify underrepresented voices through photography.

Learn more about the Josephine Herrick Project at jhproject.org.

The Create Action Grant Program is open through March 29, 2022, and will provide grants to 10 organizations total, with one new grant awarded each month. After initial submission, each application will be within consideration throughout the entirety of the program. Learn more and see how your organization can apply at alphauniverse.com/createaction.

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