For many families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet, family portraits are merely a luxury. This is why the YWCA of Brooklyn partnered with Help Portrait on December 8th. Help-Portrait, is a global initiative of photographers giving back by volunteering their time and expertise to provide free portraits to individuals or families. The event was held in our community room which is part of our Community Center for Social Justice
One glance around the room and you could see that it was more than a picture day. Makeup- artists and hairstylists from the Tri-State area provided complimentary makeovers. Once the makeovers were complete, participants were photographed in varied poses. Retouchers selected and edited the best photos which were printed out on site for participants to take home.
One resident described it as, “The best Christmas gift ever “.