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 […]
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 the […]
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 someone […]
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 opportunity […]
Nick Fancher, a Columbus, Ohio, photographer traveled to Tanzania and did a Help-Portrait event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Feb. 2, 2015.
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 there, I knew that I wanted […]
For the past six years, Help-Portrait has been celebrated around the world. During the month of March, the Help-Portrait blog will feature the beauty of diversity found in events held outside its founding country of the U.S. Help-Portrait became a movement when volunteers in these countries made it their own. To date, 67 countries have […]
She walked in with a skeptical look on her face, she looked around at all the unknown people, so many strangers there treating her nicely, asking nothing in return. She was quickly taken to the kids entertainment area only to feel even more cared for, where she cut, glued and put together, with the help […]
Anjola Toro & Katrin Eismann reported this from their Help-Portrait event in December 2014 with the School of Visual Arts – MPS Digital Photography in New York City.
“We had a couple that had recently just gotten married and had a baby girl but had had no wedding or wedding/family portrait. We did our best to […]
Hannah Goering from Gurnee, Illinois, shares this video recapping their December 2014 event. This event is perfect to highlight as we kick off our February theme of “love” on the blog. They had two guests couples who had recently married but never had their portraits taken together. Help-Portrait was able to give that to them. […]
Like many people I learned of Help-Portrait back in 2009 when Jeremy Cowart guest blogged for Scott Kelby. When I left for my first event at Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter, I remember telling my wife, this seemed a little silly, and I’d be back soon. As a husband and a father of a young […]