Help-Portrait Ontario photographed nominated participants from Amelia Rising, a local sanctuary for victims of sexual assault. The director of the facility gave the group permission to share the letter (below) following their successful event.

“The success of our event relied on personal hostesses who guided the participants, gave them confidence, were with them from beginning to end of their journey, and the support of many local businesses who provided space to hold the event, transportation, food, cash donations, printing supplies and frames.” -John Osburn, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Group Shot Help Portrait 2011

Here’s a link to the time lapse movie of the event.