The Future of Help-Portrait

We recently announced some big changes to Help-Portrait. 1. We’re going to start showing the photos if the subjects want us to. 2. We’re going to have them draw and write on their actual photos and tell their stories. 3. We’re going to hand the cameras over and let them do some shooting.

I’m so excited […]

By |October 25th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips|71 Comments

Help-Portrait to Release Photos (With Subject’s Permission) for the First Time

From the beginning of our movement nearly three years ago, photographers and volunteers around the world have embraced the Help-Portrait ethos: that is giving, not taking photos. It’s never been about the photographer or his skills or what he has to offer. It’s always been about connecting with and giving back to the subject. And you all have gotten that […]

By |October 19th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|20 Comments

2011 HELP-PORTRAIT Community Video

By |October 13th, 2011|H-P Organizers|17 Comments

3 Women Share This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

Just 12 women have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in history. But this year three women will share the honor. Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman of Yemen (left), Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee (right) and Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (center) were named by the Norwegian Nobel Committee “for their nonviolent struggle for […]

By |October 7th, 2011|Inspiration|11 Comments

The Crazy Ones

I think we can all think of one person to add to this today.

Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

By |October 6th, 2011|Inspiration|3 Comments

Get to Know People of the Second Chance

H-P founder Jeremy Cowart recently did a fine art video for POTSC, and we thought you’d like to see it and learn more about this incredible group.

This film is what People of the Second Chance is all about: the beauty of radical grace in the midst of evil and darkness.

If you’d like to learn […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Inspiration|8 Comments

The F Word

In this new PSA from ONE, Bono, George Clooney, Jessica Alba, Idris Elba and more unite behind a new campaign to help focus the world’s attention again on the famine and food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Sign this petition to send U.S. Congress this message:

The famine in Somalia has killed 30,000 children in 3 […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Inspiration|6 Comments

Vote for TWLOHA

Our friends at To Write Love On Her Arms are in the running to win recognition from the American Giving Awards presented by Chase Facebook page. Vote by “liking” the page and you give this charity a chance at willing a million dollars toward several initiatives they’ve outlined on their blog, including taking Heavy and […]

By |October 3rd, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Worldwide Photo Walk this Weekend

Scott Kelby is the founder of, editor-in-chief for Photoshop User magazine and president of National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). Over the past three years he’s organized a really cool event called Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s a social event where photographers get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of […]

By |September 27th, 2011|Inspiration|12 Comments

America in Color: 1939-1943

These beautiful photographs were part of a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Taken by Photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, these are the only color photographs of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations.

Click here for more. Photographs are the property of the Library […]

By |September 26th, 2011|Inspiration|10 Comments