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‘After a few hours, I understood completely’ – Philadelphia, PA

At first, I wasn’t quite sure how taking someone’s picture could help them. After a few hours at the event, I understood completely. Most of the people in the pictures below shared their incredible stories with me. From massive weight loss to overcoming various struggles, each subject was proud of something they'd accomplished. One gentleman [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:30+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

‘Precious Ladies’ – San Francisco, CA

Guillaume Desachy, San Francisco, CA: On Saturday I was part of the +Help-Portrait day and more specifically the one organized by First Exposures in San Francisco, an organization which is helping under-served kids to learn photography. Each kid is a mentee who has a mentor assigned. They meet every Saturday morning and the mentors teach [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:32+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

NPR Features Help-Portrait

"Xiao!" NPR has a great piece on their homepage today on Help-Portrait day around the world this past weekend, and featuring an event in working-class neighborhood of Shanghai. Listen:   Read: "For Working-Class Chinese, 'Picture Day' Is A Rare Treat"  

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:34+00:00 December 10th, 2013|In the News, News|0 Comments

‘The Smiles of Grateful Children’ – Colombia

This is the third year that I led this inspiring movement in my country (Colombia), in this case we did 81 portraits for children in need form an institution called “Hogares Club Michín” in Bogotá, in the event participated six photographers (Germán Ruiz, Cristian Rojas, Alexander Gomez, Miguel Angel Monroy, Lisandro Pérez and Luis G. [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:36:37+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

2014 Date Announced

Dear Help-Portrait Community, We did it! The Annual Help-Portrait day has come and gone. What a day it was! The pictures, stories and reports are pouring in. It's so fun to see what you all did in recent days, weeks, and for some of you, months. Due to weather and other circumstances, we know some [...]

By | 2013-12-09T02:36:38+00:00 December 9th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|0 Comments