Professional portraits of New York City’s foster children [7 pictures]
There are 13,000 kids in New York City’s foster care system. One small but beautiful way that some of these children are getting help is with the donated services of professional — and sometimes, quite well-known — photographers, who simply take high-quality portraits for them.
During May (which is National Foster Care Month) a series of these photographs is on display at The Children’s Museum of Arts. The exhibit is in partnership with Heart Gallery NYC, where you can read more about the kids below and dozens more.
Of course, it shouldn’t matter what a child’s photo looks like, but there’s no denying that it does make a difference when it comes to finding them a home. Laurie Sherman Graff, Heart Gallery’s executive director says that about a third of the children who are featured in this photo series end up finding forever families…
Angel and Christian
Victor and Lourdes
Finally, here’s a short promo for the project from Heart Gallery…
(via The Daily Mail)
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