Monthly Archives: October 2011


An Important Community Update

First, welcome to the 505 new members that have joined within the past 10 days. We're honored that you're a part of our community and the international movement of Help-Portrait. ATTENTION LEADERS Leaders—I need your help. We've been using this community site for the past two years of Help-Portrait and we're running into a problem: [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:06+00:00 October 27th, 2011|Updates|4 Comments

Photography as Therapy

Check out this inspiring guest post at A traffic accident left Shaun bound to a wheelchair. As part of his therapy, he was encouraged to take up a creative hobby. Photography has become an emotional outlet for Shaun in the past six months. He talks about the challenges and benefits he's receiving from it, [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:07+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Inspiration|1 Comment

The Future of Help-Portrait

We recently announced some big changes to Help-Portrait. 1. We're going to start showing the photos if the subjects want us to. 2. We're going to have them draw and write on their actual photos and tell their stories. 3. We're going to hand the cameras over and let them do some shooting. I'm so [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:08+00:00 October 25th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips|49 Comments

Help-Portrait to Release Photos (With Subject’s Permission) for the First Time

From the beginning of our movement nearly three years ago, photographers and volunteers around the world have embraced the Help-Portrait ethos: that is giving, not taking photos. It's never been about the photographer or his skills or what he has to offer. It's always been about connecting with and giving back to the subject. And you all have gotten that [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:10+00:00 October 19th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|14 Comments

3 Women Share This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

Just 12 women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in history. But this year three women will share the honor. Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen (left), Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee (right) and Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (center) were named by the Norwegian Nobel Committee "for their nonviolent struggle for the [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:12+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Get to Know People of the Second Chance

H-P founder Jeremy Cowart recently did a fine art video for POTSC, and we thought you'd like to see it and learn more about this incredible group. This film is what People of the Second Chance is all about: the beauty of radical grace in the midst of evil and darkness. If you’d like to [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:14+00:00 October 5th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

The F Word

In this new PSA from ONE, Bono, George Clooney, Jessica Alba, Idris Elba and more unite behind a new campaign to help focus the world's attention again on the famine and food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Sign this petition to send U.S. Congress this message: The famine in Somalia has killed 30,000 children [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:42:15+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments