Mike Cowart knew the power of photography. In what he describes as the darkest season of his life in 2004 following an accident, job loss and enduring a divorce, Mike was given a gift. The gift of photography. Photography gave Mike hope. Just two days before Mike passed away tragically from a heart attack [...]
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 [...]
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"Can you imagine being 40-years-old or 60-years-old and somebody touching your face for this first time? Somebody applying make up to your face, eye makeup whatever it is, can you imagine the power of that after going your whole life in being trained to think I’m not beautiful, I’m not special?" -Jeremy Cowart TEDx Nashville [...]
"Could you imagine being 60-years-old and for the first time seeing your own picture reflected back at you? We have—we’ve seen it over and over and over." -Jeremy Cowart, TEDx Nashville Give a $10 for $20 Donation to Help-Portrait After three years, the Help-Portrait community of 25,000+ photographers, in 56 countries, at over 700 events, [...]
The Wall Street Journal NYC edition did a great piece on Help-Portrait and its founder, Jeremy Cowart, as an Editor's Pick (it's also featured on the homepage). Enjoy! Read more: "Creating a Lasting Image"
Our friends at ScottKelby.com asked the Help-Portrait team to guest blog today on their site. Our volunteer staff gives some insight into what we do for H-P and how it's impacted our lives. Check it out for a sneak peek at what goes on behind-the-scenes. Read more: "It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring the Help-Portrait Team!" [...]
Paste magazine's Nick Purdy has a Q&A with Help-Portrait's founder, Jeremy Cowart. An excerpt: What’s new in your plans for this year? This will be our third annual event on Dec. 10, worldwide. Photographers, makeup artists, volunteers around the world will be getting together at various locations to give photos to people in need… the [...]
We recently announced some big changes to Help-Portrait. 1. We're going to start showing the photos if the subjects want us to. 2. We're going to have them draw and write on their actual photos and tell their stories. 3. We're going to hand the cameras over and let them do some shooting. I'm so [...]
Yesterday we featured a video from U.S. actress and singer Caitlin Crosby's debut album Flawz, which came out in 2009. The album centered around a campaign to help people to embrace their flaws and to find common ground with others because of them. On her site, www.loveyourflawz.com, you can upload photos and videos celebrating what [...]