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Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need.


1. Find someone in Need


2. Take their Picture


3. Print their Picture


4. Deliver their Picture

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Find a Group

Finding a local Help-Portrait group can be challenging. Here are some tips and tricks.

Help-Portrait Local

Tips on finding local photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists and volunteers already planning an event.

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Lead a Group

Whether you're doing Help-Portrait by yourself or with a group, here's what you need to know to do it well.

All you need is you

It isn’t about the size of your event, but your generosity.

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Help Us, Help Them

Your donation will help us support volunteers, underwrite program costs and serve more subjects.

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Our Progress So Far…

Portraits Given

Latest Updates


“Helping her find a new way of living” – The Passage, London

We recently heard from Katherine Cotton, Event Director for Help-Portrait The Passage in London, UK. The Passage provides assistance to the homeless by offering them [...]

“Happiness is worth sharing” – Bali, Indonesia

Help-Portrait Bali Event Director Mario Juanito wrote about his team's experience meeting and photographing children at the Maria Goretti Orphanage Palarsari: "We joined forces with [...]

“The line between volunteers and subjects was blurred” – Eastbourne, UK

"Many people were amazed that it was free, with no strings attached," writes local Help-Portrait Event Director Nigel Wiggins, including one special moment: "A 12-year-old [...]

“I will show this to my mother when I meet her someday” – Pematangsiantar, Indonesia

"This the first time Help-Portrait was held in the Province of North Sumatra," writes Maruli Juara Aritonang, the Event Director for Help-Portrait Pematangsiantar, Indonesia. Maruli [...]

“This is what a small town with a huge heart can do” – Georgetown, Delaware

From People's Place in Georgetown, Delaware, local Help-Portrait Event Director Michelle Shockley shares photos and memories of the day: "This a 15-year-old boy has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He [...]

“We all left with a smile” – Belleville, Ontario

The Bridge Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario welcomed over 100 people, said local Help-Portrait Event Director Denise Nicholls. Here she shares some of her favorite [...]

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