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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 opportunity […]

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 there, I knew that I wanted […]

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

March: Global Spotlight

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 […]

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

Cardboard Cut-Out Hearts and Beaming Smiles [Portugal]

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 […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

It Takes so Little to Make a Person Feel Loved [New York City]

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 […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Capturing Love on Camera [Gurnee, Illinois]

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. […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|5 Comments

A Portrait and a Fresh Start [Allen, TX]

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 […]

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

Feeling Alive for the First Time [Indianapolis, IN]

One gentleman came in to, “check it out” and see what was “really going on.” He just couldn’t believe it!! He told me his story of being on dialysis for nearly four years and coming to the point of needing a kidney transplant, which took place after a week on the waiting list about three […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Young Cancer Survivor Returns to Help-Portrait Victorious [Shelby, NC]

“A young girl (maybe around 13) was at the first Help-Portrait we did in Shelby two years ago with her family. During this time, she had been diagnosed and in the process of treatment for a brain tumor. She was able to return as a two-year survivor to have her portrait taken with her parents […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Lorena’s New Beginning [Casper, WY]

Cathy Becker has been helping bring Help-Portrait to life in Casper, Wyoming for four years. This year, one woman in particular caught her attention.

Lorena had been attending Help-Portrait for three years. The first year, she was a resident of the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission recovering from a 29-year addiction to meth. But now, she’s living a […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment