Imagine not having a professional photograph taken of you in 30 years. That was a reality for many men in the recovery program at Helping Up Mission and their families, before they came to Help-Portrait.
18 Stevenson students, faculty, and community members volunteered at this year’s Help-Portrait event in downtown Baltimore. Photography students grabbed their cameras and photographed those in need. Visual Communication Design students used their digital imaging expertise to give the portraits a professional touch. When the prints were ready, the photographs were delivered. The day was about “giving” the pictures, not “taking” them. Help-Portrait is a global movement, and to date 282,295 people have been given their portraits at these events.
This was the second year that students in Stevenson’s Art & VCD program, AIGA, and Photography Club have participated in this event. An exhibition of the Baltimore Help-Portrait photos will be held in the Stevenson School of Design Gallery in November 2014.
Check out the video capturing the Help-Portrait day featuring VCD major, Kate Kotowski.