New York, NY—The Josephine Herrick Project (JHP), Enhancing Lives through Photography, named Harmon Kaplan as the grand prize winner in its Sony NEX Digital Camera Giveaway on Facebook.
To enter, contestants had to go to Facebook and like the newly launched JHP’s Facebook page, facebook.com/JosephineHerrickProject. The contest successfully increased mentions for the JHProject Facebook page from 877 to 183,869 and added 429 new fans!
Grand prize winner Harmon Kaplan, a talented photographer, retired dentist and veteran, received a Sony NEX-7 compact system camera as his prize. Having discovered his passion for photography at age nine, and inspired by his father’s photography, Kaplan currently runs a free photography group at the Secaucus Public Library.
“Most of all, photography has been my constant companion and friend for a long, long time,” Kaplan stated, exemplifying what the Josephine Herrick Project strives to bring to anyone who has not had the chance to experience how therapeutic photography can be.
Generously donated by Sony as the grand prize, the pocketable, 24.3 megapixel NEX-7 uses interchangeable lenses and boasts a 2,359K-dot OLED eye-level viewfinder, 10-frames-per-sec shooting, Sony’s Tri-Navi three-dial manual control, and Full HD movie recording at 60p, 60i and 24p.
Formerly known as Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP), the Josephine Herrick Project, Enhancing Lives through Photography, continues to partner with Veteran Administrations, schools, social service agencies and like-minded nonprofits. Following her model, volunteer photographers educate underserved populations throughout the New York City area. Thanks to the support of the photography industry and corporate and foundation grants, JHP continues Herrick’s mission with free programs, exhibitions and publications that inspire children, teens, adults and seniors with the visual language of photography. jhproject.org