Kingdom Photography?

September 2, 2009

Calling all you photographers!  Jessyca, Tucker, Tim, Sheldon, Sierra, Bernice, Ethan!  I’ve seen your pictures and you can totally do this–your pictures can be used for the Kingdom!  Here’s how (from Donald Miller’s blog yesterday):

Earlier this year I had the privilege of spending a couple days in Washington DC with Jeremy Cowart.Jeremy is a premier photographer whose photos are seen all over the world. We had lunch at a little Thai place near Georgetown and I asked him how things were going. He was about to accept a job traveling with Brittany Spears as the official photographer for her tour, so things were good. But he also wanted something more, he wanted to give back. He had an idea, and it was a good one.

Jeremy talked about the need for everybody to have a good photo of themselves. In the age of social networking, where our pictures are everywhere, a good photo is an advantage. But he also mentioned that not everybody has a camera, or somebody to take their picture, or even a way to get that picture onto a computer. He specifically mentioned single moms looking for jobs, and that of course got my attention.

His idea was to call all his photographer friends and have them set up their equipment on one specific day and take pictures of anybody who needed a good photo. And then give those people their photos for free. Now to be sure, Jeremy knows some very famous photographers, and he said he intended to call them and get them involved. But it wouldn’t just be pro-photographers. He wanted to involve anybody who was good with a camera.

The project Jeremy has come up with is called “Help Portrait” and will be taking place December 12th wherever capable photographers decide to make it happen!  Go to the Help Portrait to learn more and stay in touch through email or Twitter and Facebook.

Awesome stuff Jeremy!  And thanks for bringing it to our attention Don!

(btw, I’ll be reviewing Don’s newest Million Miles in a Thousand Years later this month thanks to Thomas Nelson’s book review bloggers program.  Trading books for reviews = sweet idea!  Check out the first thirty pages of Million Miles here!)


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