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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 | 2016-12-03T07:37:18+00:00 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 | 2013-11-18T00:30:21+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:26+00:00 November 10th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|2 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 | 2016-12-03T07:37:31+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Inspiration|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Milwaukee

Help-Portrait Milwaukee hosted a dozen event sites last year. They were superstars at fundraising and media darlings as well. In this video they recap their amazing year as they look forward to 2013's events Dec. 7-9. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/helpportraitmke and leave a note of encouragement below for them!

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:33+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

Help-Portrait 2013 Staten Island, NY Documentary

Last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the Northeast U.S., the Help-Portrait community rallied to help victims. With donations that came in, 78 photographers and 172 volunteers were able to provide free portraits for 278 different families who were affected across four events in New Jersey and New York. Each family received [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:36+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Help-Portrait Inspires Personal Project

Bert McLendon is a photographer in Austin, Texas, who volunteered at Help Portrait event in Raleigh, N.C. in 2010. He was so inspired by the idea that he pursued a personal project in a similar vein. He shared this note with us, and we asked him if we could share his story here. "A few [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:42+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

Help-Portrait Franklin: Tips on Planning Your First Event

Help-Portrait Franklin is a group just south of Nashville, Tenn. They have four planning committee members and 40-50 volunteers for setup and the day. Last year's and this year's HP event is held at New Hope Academy, a private Christian school in Franklin which reserves 50 percent of its seats for low-income children with a commitment to launch [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:37:44+00:00 October 21st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|1 Comment

Minneapolis/St. Paul: It’s An Annual Family Affair

Editor's Note: Help-Portrait volunteer Jessica Barker sent in this bit of inspiration about Minneapolis/St. Paul's Help-Portrait team. Our Metro Help Squad team in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota is over 200 volunteers strong. Three of those volunteers are me, my mother Hanna, and my daughter Lily. We’ve spent time together the last three years giving the gift [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:39:11+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Inspiration|0 Comments