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Weekly GoodBomb: Help Portrait Vancouver

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Help Portrait Vancouver is the complete opposite of a "selfie." Every year, a group of professional and hobbyist photographers volunteer their time, and more importantly, their skills to putting a permanent smile on the faces of the underprivileged by taking their portraits. On Saturday, November 30th (9am-4pm), this community of shutterbugs are back at Union Gospel Mission (601 E Hastings Street). In their own words:

Help Portrait Vancouver is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate.

The goal is simple; find someone in need, take their portrait, print their portrait and deliver them.


Check out the full project at

How can you contribute to Help-Portrait Vancouver?

  • Sign-up and volunteer for next year's campaign
  • Help cover the costs of printers, ink, and street permits through donation
  • Reach out to your local community centre, business improvement association, etc., in order to grow the opportunity of Help-Portrait Vancouver across various impoverished areas.

Questions? Compliments? Reach out to organizers, Bernard and Evan, on or through their website,

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