Lo­cal pho­tog­ra­phers unite for 8th an­nual 'help-por­trait'

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Lethbridge -

A group of pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers will be of­fer­ing free, high-qual­ity fam­ily por­traits to peo­ple in Leth­bridge who, for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons, might not be able to af­ford a fam­ily photo this hol­i­day sea­son.

Through a unique pro­gram called “Help-Por­trait” in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies in need can at­tend the event at CASA lo­cated at 230 8th street south, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, and ben­e­fit from the col­lec­tive pro­fes­sional cre­ativ­ity of more than 40 vol­un­teers, pho­tog­ra­phers, light­ing ex­perts, makeup artists and stylists to re­ceive a free por­trait.

Help-Por­trait is a world­wide move­ment that started in 2008 and has evolved to a point where, to date, more than 380000 por­traits have been given by just over 75,440 pho­tog­ra­phers in 67 coun­tries.

Last year, in leth­bridge helped over 300 peo­ple, to­tal of 100 fam­i­lies get por­traits.

“Every year the im­pact of this event touches the hearts of the whole city” event di­rec­tor and pro­fes­sional photographer Steven Lay­ton said. “We can?t wait to help more peo­ple this year.”

“We have reached out to a num­ber of com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions to help us ex­plain the Help-Por­trait con­cept, and we are con­fi­dent that the peo­ple who can ben­e­fit from this ex­pe­ri­ence will be able to take ad­van­tage of it.”

Help-Por­trait, a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, was formed in 2008 by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart as he con­tem­plated us­ing his skills and ex­per­tise to give back to those who may not have the op­por­tu­nity for a pro­fes­sional photo. The idea quickly spread through so­cial me­dia such as Twit­ter, Face­book and blog­ging and con­tin­ues to grow..

Help-Por­trait Leth­bridge will take place on Satur­day Novem­ber 10th,2018 from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. at the CASA Lo­cated at 230 - 8th Street South, Leth­bridge.

File photo

Vol­un­teers of the Leth­bridge Help-Por­trait day read­ied them­selves for smil­ing faces and a day of giv­ing in 2017.

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