27 Apr '12, 11pm

Karen @storyofbing is giving 1700 Diepsloot kids their first proper photo portraits. Pls donate to this worthy cause!

Karen @storyofbing is giving 1700 Diepsloot kids their first proper photo portraits. Pls donate to this worthy cause!

About a month ago, I had shared about a great experience I had in Hillbrow at a centre called Twilight Children . We did a Help Portrait -like exercise with them then, and 3 weeks later, we returned to give back the pictures. For me, this is my favourite part of the Help Portrait movement. The giving back. Nothing seals the bond faster between the recipients and us than when they realise that we actually kept our promise. And we had come back. It never fails to warm my heart to see the kids hover over their own photos. The small smiles. The shy expressions. And the quiet pride in their eyes at their own images. It is impossible to describe how gratifying we feel as the volunteers who have done this. I swear it beats selling a digital picture for big bucks for me. I can’t stop harping about how great a movement Help Portrait is. How much hope, dignity and respect a single p...

Full article: http://www.storyofbing.com/2012/04/giving-back-the-photos...

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