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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 |2016-12-03T07:37:36-05:00October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|1 Comment

HP Story of the Day: Queensbury, NY

Anthony Aquino, Queensbury, New York, USA: A gentleman had not heard from his son in 23 years. The Thursday before the event his son contacted him and said he would like a photograph of his father. When he arrived at the soup kitchen on Saturday, he had no idea we would be there. Photo: John [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:39:05-05:00January 16th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Long Beach, NY

Rob Loud, Long Beach, NY, USA: Many families (who attended the event) lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy. Most lost all of their old family photos. One woman told me she has been feeling down about herself lately since having her home very badly damaged. She made herself come to the event so she would [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:39:05-05:00January 14th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Hudson Valley, NY

"Comments like this throughout the day really made us smile and know that everything was worth it: 'If it wasn't for you people, I'd never have a picture of me with my babies. I could never afford this. God Bless you.' This is my third year and each year it's the same, great joy to [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:41:07-05:00January 19th, 2012|Story of the Day|1 Comment

H-P Story of the Day: Binghamton, NY

From Miriam Diaz, Binghamton, NY: Many of the participants who attended our event commented on the fact that they had never had a portrait taken of themselves or their family. The looks of excitement and enthusiasm was evident on many of the faces that were present. The atmosphere was electric, and everyone including the volunteers [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:41:20-05:00January 3rd, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments