Prairie Post (West Edition)

SW Alberta photograph­ers unite for tenth annual “Help-Portrait”

Day Nov. 26


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 Quest Impact 103 - 920 2A Avenue North, on Saturday, November 26th 2022 From 10am to 5pm 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 381000 portraits have been given by just over 75440 photograph­ers in 67 countries.

Last event held in 2019, in Lethbridge helped over 300 people, total of 133 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 26th 2022 From 10am to 5pm at the Quest Impact 103 - 920 2A Avenue North, Lethbridge Alberta.

Event Director can be available in advance for media interviews, or during the day around 2pm

Help-Portrait photo subjects and their families may have signed waiver forms, but please respect their personal decision to not appear on camera or be interviewe­d for print, television, web, social media or audio reporting. Photos and Video shot to conceal the identity of event clients is permissibl­e.

Relevant Links:

Help Portrait world wide

Lethbridge Events

Help Portrait 2018­A

Help Portrait 2017­8

Help Portait 2016

Help Portrait 2015­4

Help Portrait 2014

Help Portrait 2013

Help Portrait 2011­4

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