I am a high school photography teacher in Queensbury, NY, upstate. I had students volunteer to be part of Help-Portrait at The Open Door Mission in Glens Falls, NY, this was our second year there. As a teacher, the best part is seeing the impact the event has on the students. Several of them were skeptical and worried, understandably, that they would be offering charity to people who may not want it. They quickly realized that this was not the case at all. They had great interaction with the subjects and got great results. I don’t think they will ever forget how it felt to give the portraits to the subjects.

-Anthony Aquino, Queensbury, NY