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Capturing Compassion

Last Saturday, I followed a group of area photographers who donated their time and skills, making family portraits for area homeless people. The event was part of a national effort called Help-Portrait, which aims to give portraits to anyone who doesn’t usually get them–homeless people, orphans, foster kids, families battling chronic illnesses. Here is the video explaining the project: