Founded by Jeremy in 2008, Help-Portrait is a global community of photographers coming together across the world to use photography to give back to people in need.
Jeremy came up with the idea in December 2008 when he and a few friends did a photoshoot at a local homeless shelter in Nashville, TN. They uploaded a video of the event to Facebook in January 2009 and Jeremy was amazed at the response from other photographers who also wanted to participate. So in August of 2009, Jeremy launched a video explaining the idea to the global photography community. And the community responded. That December, thousands of photographers responded around the world by giving portraits to people in need.
For the fourth year in a row this year, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.
This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for photographer portfolios, websites, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, they have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.
The mission? The mission at Help-Portrait is simply to equip and mobilize you, the photography community. We want to make sure you have all the information that you need to successful participate in Help-Portrait on 08 December 2012. We want to help you find other people in your area that are wanting to be part of Help-Portrait or have already begun to plan the event. We want you to have the opportunity to give.
The best place to connect with other photographers, download important documents, and read up on some useful Help-Portrait planning tips is our COMMUNITY SITE.
Just in case you haven’t seen it, here is our video explaining the idea of Help-Portrait.