Jeremy Cowart and a development team at Aloompa have launched a new photo idea-sharing app called OKDOTHIS. We want to see you use it with Help-Portrait! Follow @helpportrait, then check out the photo prompts, called "Dos." Take and share the photos you create, then post your own ideas for Dos! It's easy, fun and idea-inspiring. So, OK [...]
Miguel & daughter Rosaura in Mexico was one of the most powerful images of 2012. Miguel cares for Rosaura after her mother could no longer handle the challenges they faced following an accident. Whenever you compile a list, it's tempting to call it "great" or "top" or "best," but when you're talking about [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Thanks to the Post Independent for this preview story about Colorado Mountain College students participating in the 5th annual Help-Portrait event. Have you gotten news coverage about your upcoming event? Send us the link in the comments below! Read the full story here.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]