HP Story of the Day: Pakistan

//HP Story of the Day: Pakistan

HP Story of the Day: Pakistan

Syed Usama Ali, Karachi Sind, Pakistan:

Actually it wasn’t a one-day event for us here in Pakistan. We gave the interested photographers a bracket to return the portraits till the 30th of Dec 2012 at their own convenience.

One of the most interesting stories came when this friend took a portrait of these four helpers in her house whose families lived far away in another town. They had no clue the portraits would be returned back to them and when the day came they were elated! They had their portraits sent to their families back home who hadn’t seen them in a while.

Best things in life aren’t said but felt; the happiness in their eyes I saw was priceless!

Working with a not-for-profit organization that builds schools in difficult areas of Pakistan and having visited several communities on a daily basis, I knew how happy people get after seeing their photos on my camera’s lcd! Giving them back a tangible print of their own portrait brightened up their day. And mine!


By |2016-12-03T07:38:38+00:00January 26th, 2013|Story of the Day|5 Comments

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Cara (@carandavis) is the online editor for Help-Portrait and lives in Nashville, TN.


  1. Shelley January 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    This is a priceless set of photos. He looks so happy, it just melts your heart.

  2. HocusFocus Photography January 28, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    It was lovely initiating the project! We wont wait for Dec 2013 to return the portraits this time around :) Thank you!

  3. Gini January 28, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Must commend HocusFocus Photography for bringing this project to the fore. The amount of participation HPPak has seen since its initiation is tremendous!

  4. Kendra January 30, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    Thank you all for all you are doing! We couldn’t do this without you! What a sweet surprise that must have been.

    Kendra Flowers
    Help-Portrait Project Manager

  5. Syed Usama Ali February 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    Thanks lovelies!

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