December 6, 2018 - The International Humanitarian Action Help-Portrait, with the slogan "Small Town with a Great Heart," will be held on Friday, 7 December from 11 am to 4 pm, in front of Restaurant One in the nautical village Porto Montenegro. For the ninth time, the small town of Tivat joins the company of large and small cities around the globe operating this action since 2009.
Like every year, famous Montenegrin photographer Veri Verosa and Tivat photographers are working on professional portraits of passersby and guests, and the entire revenue from the photographs is intended for children with disabilities, whose needs and program contents are taken care of by the NGO European Home Tivat.
As from the first edition in 2010, the Help-Portrait action is supported by the hairdressing salon Vlado Hair Design, whose team members will be in charge of the hairstyle and makeup of all who are interested in professional portraits. And this year's host will be the One and Crush Wine Station wineries, which will serve free hot drinks and local sweets. The local Manor Events Company also supports the event.
Help Portrait is one of the regular annual charity programs of Adriatic Marinas, which is equally enthusiastic for the local and international community in Montenegro. Company PR manager Kristina Škanata points out:
"Help Portrait is a globally recognizable humanitarian action, and it is a pleasure that this event brings together the international community in Porto Montenegro and Tivat- residents of the nautical settlement from Great Britain, Russia, Germany, and other countries and their friends on the coast with pleasure participate in this action, as to make better everyday life to the most vulnerable part of local community."
The Help-Portrait Project was designed and launched by renowned American photographer Jeremy Cowart. The idea grew into a framework of local action and spread to the whole world that Montenegro joined. Since 2009, this project has made over 381,856 portraits, from 67 countries around the world to 3049 realized events - Porto Montenegro is already the ninth time part of these global statistics and Help-Portrait actions. With this event, Porto Montenegro promotes understanding of the problems of people with special needs and provides support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of people with all these problems.