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Global News: ‘Local photographers donate time for portrait initiative’

The Help-Portrait team in Edmonton got some media love yesterday. Check out this nice piece from the Global News. “I think it’s an awesome collective effort. Our creative community comes together and does something good for the community, gives back. It’s so meaningful to the people who are getting the service,” said Devin Komarniski, the [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|0 Comments

A Letter From Jeremy Cowart

Hey, everyone!  Just wanted to check in and say hello to all of you! My team and I are SO excited about this year's 5th anniversary of Help-Portrait. It's insane that 5 years have already passed. I never had any idea of what this would become. But you guys have taken a very simple idea [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|Inspiration|2 Comments

What Makes Help-Portrait Events Work?

In 2009, Help-Portrait organizer Austin Mann shared some extremely helpful technical tips about doing Help-Portrait events in Dallas, TX. We asked him to weigh in again this year with more advice on what makes his events successful. 10 essentials items you don't wanna forget: 1) Plenty of gaff tape (mutli colors for signage and other [...]

By | November 10th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|2 Comments

2013 Sample Release and Tips for Grabbing the Attention of Local Media for Your Help-Portrait Event

If you have participated in a Help-Portrait event before, you know that there are amazing stories to be shared throughout the day.  We’d love for you to be able to get those stories to a wider audience through the vehicles of your local news stations or newspapers.  Below are a few simple ideas to help [...]

By | November 8th, 2013|H-P Tips, Press releases, Updates|0 Comments

Ubuntu Help-Portrait

We are constantly inspired and amazed at the work of Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa. Follow their Flickr feed and their website for ongoing inspiration. Here are some photos from recent events at the Joburg Housing Committee Holiday Programme on Oct. 25 and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in September. Click for more.

By | October 31st, 2013|Inspiration|0 Comments

7 things you need to know about HP on 07 Dec 2013

Can you believe that it's already the end of October, and the 5th Annual International Help-Portrait Day is only 39 days away? As we've said all along, without you, Help-Portrait is just an idea. Because of you we've been able to give portraits to over 282,000 people in 67 countries! Amazing. As we turn our attention [...]

By | October 30th, 2013|Updates|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Milwaukee

Help-Portrait Milwaukee hosted a dozen event sites last year. They were superstars at fundraising and media darlings as well. In this video they recap their amazing year as they look forward to 2013's events Dec. 7-9. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/helpportraitmke and leave a note of encouragement below for them!

By | October 29th, 2013|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

Help-Portrait 2013 Staten Island, NY Documentary

Last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the Northeast U.S., the Help-Portrait community rallied to help victims. With donations that came in, 78 photographers and 172 volunteers were able to provide free portraits for 278 different families who were affected across four events in New Jersey and New York. Each family received [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment