Ho Chi Minh City, December 8th 2018 – The ninth annual Help-Portrait Vietnam kicked off today in 17 provinces and cities around the nation, with over 1,500 young photographers and volunteers pitching in to the mass photo-shoot and giveaway.
The day-long initiative in over 60 locations around Vietnam this year takes place under the banner of ‘Traveling through photos’ with over 10,000 images to be shot and donated featuring pediatric cancer patients, lonely elderly people and other needy members of the community. This year the photographers will also be called upon to add their dream backgrounds to their images, symbolic of the pursuit of the dreams of their communities.
As one of the event’s sponsors, Canon has supplied printing materials including inks and high quality photographic paper to ensure that when the subjects are presented with their portraits they are beautiful high quality captures of their special moment.
This year’s Help-Portrait event also included Christmas parties in hospitals, orphanages and centers for raising children with disabilities. Small gifts such as milk, candy, coloring books, toys, etc. from donors are also delivered to children in these special events.