I went to see Michael Kamber’s slideshow and discussion on Photographing the Liberian War at the Bronx Documentary Center a few weeks back. A fascinating discussion from Kamber, who was there and some Liberians in the audience. Afterwards we perused an exhibition with stark and dramatic photographs of the war by the late Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, as well.
This past Spring I was out of work for a while so I was able to take advantage of my time by volunteering at the Josephine Herrick Project, an excellent non-profit organization, started 75 years ago to support veterans returning from World War II and now with a mission to enlist photographic community volunteers to educate students who have not had the opportunity to learn the communicative power of photography. Through partnerships with local organizations, JHProject’s completely free programs inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography, enhancing their abilities to transform communities through artistic vision.
I was fortunate enough to work with enthusiastic veterans at the Bronx Veterans Center and a couple of weeks ago the Vet Center held a small opening to highlight some of the work coming out of that course.
… where they stored the plastic hangers.