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Sleeping at Last: More than Music

Sleeping At Last is an indie band with commercial cred. Having songs featured on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” the duo Ryan O’Neal (voice, guitars, pianos) & Dan Perdue (bass, pianos) originally formed in 1998 in Wheaton, Ill., and built a following opening for bands like The Appleseed Cast and Switchfoot. They signed to Interscope Records […]

By |May 16th, 2011|Inspiration|1 Comment

Photography Challenge: What Does It Mean to Live Below the Line?

In the upcoming Live Below the Line Challenge (May 16-21), individuals will eat on $1.50 a day for five days to raise money for Global Poverty Project and its charity partners.

Help-Portrait’s Jeremy Cowart is spearheading a photography contest this month to conjunction with the campaign. He’s encouraging amateur and professional photographers to photograph […]

By |May 9th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Jen May’s The World Through Our Eyes

Jen May Pastores (@jenmayzie) is a photographer from greater Los Angeles who has been a total rock star for Help-Portrait. Her team’s efforts as Help-Portrait Los Angeles (@HelpPortraitLA | Facebook) have drawn national attention, thanks in part to celebrity friends who participated in the past two years’ events. In this post, we share about […]

By |May 2nd, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

South African CODP Help-Portrait Team Aims for 25,000 Portraits

Stanley-Carl du-Pont is an H-P organizer for CODP Help-Portrait in Johannesburg, South Africa. He offers an overview of his group’s ambitious plan for 2011. We hope it inspires you as much as it has us.

South Africa is a country of many contrasts: From having one of the widest wealth gaps between rich and poor, […]

By |April 19th, 2011|H-P Organizers, Inspiration|0 Comments

World Vision Report Talks to Jeremy Cowart

We’d like to thank World Vision Report for talking to Jeremy about Help-Portrait earlier this month.  It is a great interview – check it out!

About World Vision Report:

The Edward R. Murrow Award-winning World Vision report is a weekly radio program that captures the human drama behind global issues and events. More information and other […]

By |April 14th, 2011|In the News, Inspiration, News|1 Comment

Mark Horvath Tells Stories of ‘Invisible People’

Armed with a video camera and an iPhone, Mark Horvath walks up to a pregnant homeless woman and asks if she wants to tell her story (video). The result is painful and eye-opening: Turning to drugs to numb the pain, forced into sex for survival, ending up pregnant and not knowing who the father […]

By |April 11th, 2011|Inspiration|2 Comments

2011 Date Change

Many of you have noticed that the date for the 2011 event appears to be different than what we originally announced. Nice catch.

After doing Help-Portrait for two years now, we couldn’t help but notice how difficult it was to pull off the worldwide event the weekend after the US Thanksgiving holiday. So, rather than […]

By |April 6th, 2011|Updates|208 Comments

2010 Help-Portrait Event Stats

We’re happy to report that the 2nd annual Help-Portrait event, held on 04 December 2010, was another great success. Here are the official contribution numbers by our amazing and generous photography community:

61,060 portraits given
3954 photographers
7766 volunteers
46 Countries
47 of 50 US states

All told, since 2009, the Help-Portrait community has given away 101,596 portraits to deserving […]

By |April 6th, 2011|Updates|3 Comments

Behind the Scenes at Sasha Leahovcenco’s Help-Portrait: Chukotka, Russia

Several weeks back we highlighted a special Help-Portrait project by Sasha Leahovcenco (“Sasha Leahovcenco Takes Help-Portrait to the Ends of the Earth”). Inspired by Help-Portrait, he traveled to Chukotka, Russia, for a unique opportunity to share the gift of photography with people who live at the literal ends of the earth. We posted an […]

By |March 23rd, 2011|H-P Organizers|8 Comments

John Keatley: Using Business to Benefit Others

Advertising and editorial photographer John Keatley recently had the opportunity to travel to Liberia to do some very different types of photographs. We asked him to share about his experience there and how he's learning to use business to benefit others.

By |March 18th, 2011|Inspiration|1 Comment