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City Photographers Give Back to Help Homeless

December 9, 2011 10:08 AM | News

A group of Winnipeg photographers will donate their time Saturday to provide the city’s less fortunate with a professional holiday photograph.

Help Portrait will be held at several locations throughout the city, including at Siloam Mission, where families will be photographed between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

“This is about giving the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for our portfolio, website, or for sale,” participating local photographer Ian McCausland said. “Money isn’t involved here.”

Volunteer photographers will also be shooting at Agape Table and Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. in Win Gardner Place from noon to 6 p.m.

Eighteen local photographers are taking part in Help Portrait this year, including Jon Adaskin, Jim Todd, Bob Tinker, Richard Ray, and Jerry Grajewski, to name a few. Approximately 1062 events across 56 countries with 12,600 volunteers will happen worldwide.

Don’s Photo, Henry’s and MyMacDealer will donate printing materials to allow guests to leave the shoot with a printed photograph of their own.