Photography for the Less Fortunate: Baltimore Help Portrait on Display at Stevenson Nov. 6 through Jan. 9

November 3, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University will showcase the work of both Baltimore-area photographers and Stevenson University students in “Baltimore Help Portrait,” a photo exhibition of individuals in need who would not normally have access to professional photography.

The exhibition is on display in Stevenson’s School of Design Gallery, located on the University’s Owings Mills North Campus, 11200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The gallery will open with a public reception on Thursday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m., and will be on display through January 9.

Help-Portrait is a non-profit organization whose initiative is for photographers (as well as hairstylists and makeup artists) from around the world who come together to use their professional skills to give back to their local communities. The pictures are printed and given free of charge. Often these images are the only pictures an individual or family has had of themselves in decades.

Stevenson’s exhibition showcases a collage of 56 Baltimore portraits from past years, each demonstrating the Help-Portrait’s motto, “A picture is worth.”

For more information about Stevenson’s arts and cultural events, visit or contact Matt Laumann, Manager of Cultural Programs. Email or call 443-352-4491 to request a copy of Art Effects, the biannual guide to arts and culture at Stevenson.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.