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Guest Post: Frank Doorhof & Help-Portrait Netherlands

This is a guest post from Frank Doorhof, who helps lead Help-Portrait in the Netherlands (help-portret). This is a look at how he got involved and how the Dutch do Help-Portrait. My name is Frank Doorhof and  I’m based in the Netherlands. In “normal” life I’m a fashion photographer specializing in teaching workshops and shooting [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips|1 Comment

3rd Annual Worldwide Help-Portrait Set for Dec 10; Showcasing Photos for the First Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lori Mahon, Merge PR lori@mergepr.com 615.579.1266 THIRD ANNUAL WORLDWIDE HELP-PORTRAIT™ EVENT SET FOR DECEMBER 10 HELP-PORTRAIT WILL BE SHOWCASING PHOTOS FROM THIS YEAR'S EVENT FOR THE FIRST TIME Nashville, Tn –October 27, 2011—This December 10, photographers around the world will gather for the third annual Help-Portrait event. In 2009, Help-Portrait [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|News, Press releases|1 Comment

An Important Community Update

First, welcome to the 505 new members that have joined within the past 10 days. We're honored that you're a part of our community and the international movement of Help-Portrait. ATTENTION LEADERS Leaders—I need your help. We've been using this community site for the past two years of Help-Portrait and we're running into a problem: [...]

By | October 27th, 2011|Updates|4 Comments

Photography as Therapy

Check out this inspiring guest post at digital-photography-school.com. A traffic accident left Shaun bound to a wheelchair. As part of his therapy, he was encouraged to take up a creative hobby. Photography has become an emotional outlet for Shaun in the past six months. He talks about the challenges and benefits he's receiving from it, [...]

By | October 26th, 2011|Inspiration|1 Comment

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 [...]

By | October 25th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips|49 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|14 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 the [...]

By | October 7th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments