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2011 marks the third year for Help-Portrait. What started as an idea way back in 2008 has grown into an international movement that has had more momentum than we ever expected. We can’t say it enough…thank you!

As we begin to prepare for the December 10, 2011 event, the Help-Portrait team is busy securing new merchandise, sponsors, […]

By |August 16th, 2011|In the News, Updates|12 Comments

Wendell Berry: Inspiring Places

The current issue of Garden & Gun (Aug./Sept. 2011) includes a feature about Wendell Berry, a prolific American writer who was awarded the National Humanities Medal in March by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Berry, who has more than 50 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction to his credit, is known for his connection to place – […]

By |July 28th, 2011|Inspiration|20 Comments

Eudora Welty: The Meaning of a Photograph

There’s a fantastic photo book published in 1993 featuring the work of Eudora Welty – mostly known for her fiction. (Her first published short story was “Death of a Traveling Salesman” in 1936.) Eudora Welty Photographs shows how she documented life in the South during the Great Depression.

The introduction of the book features an […]

By |July 18th, 2011|Inspiration|9 Comments

Fears vs. Dreams

What’s your biggest fear?

What’s your greatest dream?

These are the two questions Help-Portrait founder Jeremy Cowart and a group of friends asked while on a road trip across the country.

“The result was magical,” writes author Donald Miller on his blog.

“The greatest stories are lived in the desert,” Miller writes. “The great lives are lived in […]

By |July 11th, 2011|Inspiration|12 Comments

Help-Portrait and Jeremy Cowart in RELEVANT magazine

Help-Portrait and its founder, Jeremy Cowart, are highlighted in the current issue of RELEVANT magazine (July/August 2011). In the interview, Cowart talks about why Help-Portrait came about, plus: Christians and art, giving back, and what it takes to create a good image today.

“It’s a unique, special opportunity to be in front of the camera,” Cowart […]

By |July 4th, 2011|H-P Organizers, In the News|5 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Help-Portrait Lisbon

Name: Ana Rita Ramos
Role: Co-organizer of the event
Date: 25-26 June 2011 
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

How the event came about: We wanted to organize a volunteer event that had related to what we stand for Ginkgo, the magazine where I work, particularly in this European Year of Volunteering.

How many people served: 65

Highlight from the day: 65 people have gone through a […]

By |June 30th, 2011|Inspiration|7 Comments

36 Million Refugees Worldwide

There are 36 million refugees who live in camps worldwide. Half of them are children.

 
Today is World Refugee Day, and we stand in solidarity, but also in action.

Here are a variety of ways you make a difference in the lives of those who are forced to flee their homelands due to persecution, conflict or […]

By |June 20th, 2011|Inspiration|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Named Among Emma’s 25

Emma is a relatively new email marketing company with a team committed to giving back, sustainability and innovation. Inc. magazine recently named Emma one of the 50 best small company workplaces, and it’s no surprise. Here’s a look at some of the causes they support.

Planting five trees for every new customer. (That’s 20,000 trees […]

By |June 14th, 2011|H-P Tips|8 Comments

Brooklyn, Summer 1974

From the just-for-fun department, here is a photo gallery featuring Brooklyn, N.Y., in the summer of 1974. It’s a collection of beautiful and nostalgic vintage photos by photographer Danny Lyon, who spent two months snapping pictures of the everyday life in the borough.

 

Three boys and ” A Train” graffiti in Brooklyn’s Lynch Park. Image by […]

By |June 12th, 2011|Inspiration|3 Comments

The Latest: Sunglasses for the Socially Conscious

TOMS announced this week they are no longer a shoe company, but a one-for-one company as they unveiled their newest product offering: sunglasses.

But they’re not the only ones. Warby Parker Eyewear is also launching a line of sunglasses this summer with the one-for-one model.

TOMS is also working with Seva Foundation to provide medical […]

By |June 10th, 2011|Inspiration|7 Comments