A View of Caring: Johnson & Johnson / International Center of Photography Fellowship Exhibition

Willie Davis: Project Mercy’s Medhame-Alem School in Yetebon, Ethiopia, 2006
Jun 18, 2011 - Jul 31, 2011
Voorhees Gallery

A View of Caring: Johnson & Johnson / International Center of Photography Fellowship Program, draws from many hundreds of images taken by graduates of the documentary photography and photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. Since 2001, Johnson & Johnson, the New Jersey-based health care company, has sponsored a fellowship program at ICP that offers emerging photographers the opportunity to document the community based programs it supports in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.  

Each photograph in the exhibition is a frozen second in a more arduous success story, one that represents one of the three focus areas of Johnson & Johnson’s giving: saving and improving the lives of women and children; preventing disease and reducing stigmas and disabilities in underserved areas; and building the skills of those who provide for the health needs of others, primarily through education.

The photographers represented in the exhibition are 2005 Fellows Harry Zernike (born Stamford, Connecticut, 1965), Nicolas Goldberg (born Paris, France, 1978), Hilary Duffy (born New York City, 1969); 2006 Fellows Willie Davis (born Washington, DC, 1976), Charlotte Oestervang (born Denmark); 2007 Fellows Kelly Shimoda (born California, 1976), Janea Wiedmann (born New Jersey, 1967), Shraddha Borawake (born Pune, India); 2008 Fellows Mark Manley (born Cleveland, Ohio, 1957), Myriam Abdelaziz (born Cairo, Egypt, 1976), Toni Greaves (born Newcastle, Australia, 1969); 2009 Fellow Tiana Markova-Gold (born Vermont, 1974); and 2010 Fellows Ruben Reyes (born Mexico, 1979), Christina Clusiau (born Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1980). These fellowship winners were selected by ICP and Johnson & Johnson from among recent graduates of its certificate program in documentary photography and photojournalism. 

This exhibition is the result of the cooperative efforts of three institutions, with primary curatorial and organizational input by the following individuals: Ashley L. Atkins, Curator, Corporate Art Program and Program Specialist, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson; Alison Morley, Chair, Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program, International Center of Photography, New York; Jeffrey Wechsler, Senior Curator, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University.

 

Willie Davis
Project Mercy’s Medhame-Alem School in Yetebon, Ethiopia
2006