“Help-portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate.”
On August 7th some friends and I organized a help-portrait here in Winnipeg. My little group of great people set up at a greenhouse celebration put on by the Spence Neighbourhood Association – their garden did great this year and there was reason to celebrate!
Lots of people came out and feedback from the community was oh so good – smiles were quite contagious! I would definitely mark the day as a success on the community level but also on a personal level. I’m searching for words to describe what this event was to me, but I’m having problems coming up with them. …the appreciation, gratitude, happiness, and friendliness of everyone involved (from the community organizers to the beautiful people in front of the lens to the volunteer photographers…) was so overwhelming and rewarding.
I just delivered the last of my photos this past Saturday which marks the end of this help-portrait initiative. It’s over…but I’m already looking forward to the next one so much! Thanks to everyone who came out and made the day such a success. Let’s do it again sometime. 🙂