Your Chance to Star in Validation

Have you watched ‘Validation’?

Take the time to watch this video. Then ask yourself, what are you doing to validate others.

Here is one way to help. Help-Portrait 2010.

Help-Portrait is a community of photographers, coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community.

On or around 04 December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

Here’s a video from 2009:

New Haven Photographers Matt and Lindsay Branscombe are helping organize Help Portrait 2010 - New Haven. (Sign up on the Facebook Event Page.)

It isn’t just in New Haven. There are efforts in Bridgeport as well. For more details, check out Mark Smith's blog post about Help Portrait in Bridgeport in 2009 as well as the Bridgeport Public Allies Community Portrait Session to raise awareness for affordable housing in Bridgeport, CT. If you are interested in the Bridgeport efforts this year, check out the Bridgeport Group on the Help Portrait website.

You can help validate people as well. As Mark said in his blog post, “Don't Take Pictures, Give Them!!!”