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What are some ways we can help others feel beautiful?

SoulPancake partnered with Darling Magazine to host a series of conversations about issues women face on a daily basis. Their first one, published one year ago, but still relevant today, deals with beauty and body image and also asks, “When do you feel the most beautiful?” One woman talked about how difficult it is to [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:06+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Inspiration|0 Comments

Fresh Starts in the New Year

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” ―Edith Lovejoy Pierce There's something so magical about the start of a new year. Creativity is running high, emotions are positive, and possibilities seem [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:08+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

High School Photography Students Hold Help-Portrait Event [Los Olivos, CA]

Teens in Tess McEnroe’s photography class and additional volunteers at Dunn School in Los Olivos, California, pitched in Dec. 6, 2014 for Help-Portrait’s worldwide event, taking photos for those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to take quality photographs of themselves or their families. The group took photos of 36 individuals, including two large groups, [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:12+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

My Morning with Al

HELLO fellow photographers and creatives, My name is KELLI TRONTEL and I was fortunate and honored to be part of the Help-Portrait trial run in Nashville, TN back in 2009. There’s no mistaking that being exposed to the heart of Help-Portrait will rock your world….but recently, I’ve realized more and more how much Help-Portrait deeply [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:14+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Inspiration, Story of the Day|3 Comments

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 loved [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:55+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Inspiration|0 Comments

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 (capital [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:56+00:00 December 3rd, 2013|H-P Organizers, 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 [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:13+00:00 November 26th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration, Updates|0 Comments

Rewind: Great Help-Portrait Stories from 2011-12

Miguel & daughter Rosaura in Mexico was one of the most powerful images of 2012. Miguel cares for Rosaura after her mother could no longer handle the challenges they faced following an accident. Whenever you compile a list, it's tempting to call it "great" or "top" or "best," but when you're talking about [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:15+00:00 November 24th, 2013|Inspiration|0 Comments