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“Grateful to be in the USA” – Clinton, CT

In the Town Hall of Clinton, Connecticut, the First Selectman came to welcome one new American resident and his family to the neighborhood.   "This beautiful man was a refugee from Syria, [and is] grateful to be in the USA," writes local Help-Portrait Event Director Stephanie Rosally-Kaplan. "He wanted to have the flag in all his pictures, [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“He never thought he would be photographed again” –Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal

Acácio Amaral of Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal, shared these photos and stories from their Help-Portrait event last year. They said it was a pleasure joining Help-Portrait, and they’re looking forward to this year’s event.   "We had the presence of an old man who had just taken a picture about 60 years ago, when he was photographed for military service. He never thought he would be photographed again."      [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Dads: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

This month, we're talking about dads. Jessie Zoerb, a photographer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, shares a story and photo of a great dad from their December 2014 event. This father brought his 3 children for portraits. He was so loving with his children & felt the event was important enough to participate in even though the [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Celebrates ‘Mom’

This May we're focusing on "Moms" on the Help-Portrait blog, and our hearts were warmed by this event report from Manhattan, Kansas. Josh Hicks reports there was a 6-year-old girl, who was having her photo taken after she went through hair and makeup. She looked up at her mother and said, "Mom, I've never felt this [...]

By | May 28th, 2015|Inspiration, Submit a Story|0 Comments

Painting for Peace

Art has power to move, touch and heal people. Check out this video explaining an art/book project benefitting art, youth and small business recovery in Ferguson and surrounding areas. Painting for Peace in Ferguson tells the story of the hundreds of artist and volunteers who worked to transform boarded up windows into works of art with messages [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Inspiration|0 Comments

Global Spotlight: Algarve, Portugal

From Jovelino MatosAlmeida, Help-Portrait Algarve, Portugal: A 6-year-old little boy wanted very much to have a guitar, and he was told to write a letter to Santa Claus. So he said, 'I only know how to write a, e, i , o and u, so I will not have a Christmas present.' Surprise: somebody heard it, and [...]

By | March 10th, 2015|Story of the Day|2 Comments

Global Spotlight: Pakistan

From Wahaj Alley, Help-Portrait Pakistan: While we go about with our lives, there are millions of children who are going about with their own little routines; going to school, finishing their homework, living their tiny lives, with their big smiles, and beautiful hearts. Some children, on the other hand, are lying under the ground, because [...]

By | March 9th, 2015|Story of the Day|1 Comment

Global Spotlight: Basel, Switzerland

From Help-Portrait 2014 in Basel, Switzerland: People with disabilities had the opportunity to be photographed professionally in Basel, Switzerland, during a 2014 Help-Portrait event. It was held on the first Sunday in Advent 2014 and brought a special occasion to the halls of the Unser Bier (our beer) brewery. Around 80 people with disabilities had the [...]

By | March 5th, 2015|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Global Spotlight: Tanzania

Nick Fancher, a Columbus, Ohio, photographer traveled to Tanzania and did a Help-Portrait event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Feb. 2, 2015. Stats: 1 photographer 6 volunteers 156 people received printed portraits How did this event come about? I was traveling to Tanzania to document a couple missionary families for a week. While I was [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Story of the Day|0 Comments