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FHU Photography Students Offer Free Photo Sessions

Henderson, Tenn. - Dec 27, 2016

Freed-Hardeman University photography students participated in a global effort by photographers to give a great photo to those who may have never had an opportunity for a photo session. “Help-Portrait is about giving the pictures, not taking them,” FHU photography teacher Jud Davis said.

Photographers had been encouraged to take, print and deliver pictures of individuals in need. Approximately 40 families were photographed Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11. A lady whose family was photographed by student Ellis Osburn, said she had never in her life had a family portrait. “She was very appreciative,” Davis said.

Student photographers visited Southern Oaks, an assisted living facility in Henderson, Tennessee, Wednesday, Dec. 7, where 12 people were photographed.

Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographers Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Their mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.

At FHU, the project is a part of the university's Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI) which encourages student to engage with powerful ideas in a challenging environment, find their God-given talents and learn how to serve in their future vocation.