Inspiration

Help-Portrait Remembers Nelson Mandela

We’re honored that Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa had the opportunity to help celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life through an initiative called 94toGram, a collection of Help-Portrait messages marking his 94th birthday. “Through this, we gave people who do not often have a chance to shout-out, the opportunity to send online birthday messages to South Africa’s most […]

By |December 5th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Sasha Leahovcenco: Help-Portrait, Nigeria

We mentioned this week on Twitter that a video featuring Sasha Leahovcenco, one of Help-Portrait’s prolific volunteer photographers, and his Help-Portrait trip to Chukotka, Russia (“Help-Portrait. End of the Earth”), was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick. In it he shows the a behind the scenes look at his team’s journey beginning at Anadyr […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|H-P Organizers, Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Vancouver: the complete opposite of a ‘selfie’

Vancouverisawesome.com highlights Help-Portrait Vancouver.

“Help-Portrait Vancouver is the complete opposite of a ‘selfie.’” [Read more]

By |November 29th, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|0 Comments

‘Time to be happy’

By |November 27th, 2013|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Founder Launches OKDOTHIS App

Jeremy Cowart and a development team at Aloompa have launched a new photo idea-sharing app called OKDOTHIS.

We want to see you use it with Help-Portrait!

Follow @helpportrait, then check out the photo prompts, called “Dos.” Take and share the photos you create, then post your own ideas for Dos!

It’s easy, fun and idea-inspiring. So, OK … let’s […]

By |November 26th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration, Updates|0 Comments

Rewind: Great Help-Portrait Stories from 2011-12

Whenever you compile a list, it’s tempting to call it “great” or “top” or “best,” but when you’re talking about Help-Portrait stories, images and memories, it’s difficult to label one as better than another. Everyone we encounter has a story. As we sift through the quotes and images that roll in after an event, […]

By |November 24th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Global News: ‘Local photographers donate time for portrait initiative’

The Help-Portrait team in Edmonton got some media love yesterday. Check out this nice piece from the Global News.

“I think it’s an awesome collective effort. Our creative community comes together and does something good for the community, gives back. It’s so meaningful to the people who are getting the service,” said Devin Komarniski, the […]

By |November 21st, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|0 Comments

A Letter From Jeremy Cowart

Hey, everyone! 

Just wanted to check in and say hello to all of you! My team and I are SO excited about this year’s 5th anniversary of Help-Portrait. It’s insane that 5 years have already passed. I never had any idea of what this would become. But you guys have taken a very simple idea […]

By |November 18th, 2013|Inspiration|2 Comments

What Makes Help-Portrait Events Work?

In 2009, Help-Portrait organizer Austin Mann shared some extremely helpful technical tips about doing Help-Portrait events in Dallas, TX. We asked him to weigh in again this year with more advice on what makes his events successful.

10 essentials items you don’t wanna forget:
1) Plenty of gaff tape (mutli colors for signage and other stuff)
2) […]

By |November 10th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|3 Comments

Ubuntu Help-Portrait

We are constantly inspired and amazed at the work of Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa. Follow their Flickr feed and their website for ongoing inspiration. Here are some photos from recent events at the Joburg Housing Committee Holiday Programme on Oct. 25 and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in September. Click for more.

By |October 31st, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment