Max 75 frames and mounts, needed – contact Paul O’Mahony for details
Paul O’Mahony, of MarketingWriteNow got in touch earlier today about a fantastic initiative taking place at the Clarion Hotel in Cork on Saturday 12 December from 9:30 to 15:30.
Help portrait is an international movement of photographers and other professional who are donating time, equipment and expertise to give something back to those less fortunate than them this Christmas. Here’s a video explaining the initiative.
The idea is to help boost the self image and self esteem of people who would never normally consider or be able to afford getting a professional photographer to take their portrait. Who’s that, you might ask? Well, according to the Help Portrait site it could include:
Who needs pictures? Anyone who wouldn’t normally have access to or be able to afford professional photography.
We suggest the following groups of people for starters…-
- the homeless
- single moms (and their kids)
- single dads (and their kids)
- sick children
- sick parents
- the elderly
- army vets
- underprivileged families
- your neighbour?
Some of Cork’s leading photographers are already on board for Help Portrait, and they’ll be supported by photography assistants, make-up artists and a host of other volunteers on the day.
But the organisers are still desperately in need of support and sponsorship. If you’re in Cork, and would be willing to contribute time, resources, catering or a donation of cold, hard cash to support the initiative get in touch with Paul via the Marketing Write Now contact page.
And especially if you can donate / would be willing to sponsor photo frames and mounts for the event please talk to Paul before the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday 09/12) to get things sorted.
If your a blogger, twitterer or facebooker please help spread the word about this great event.