Photographer Gina Orlando, creator of «Pictures That Give,» a camera sharing program to help those in need, spent 4 months handing out cameras and teaching photography to an inspiring group of people within our city's homeless community — members of the Santa Cruz Downtown Streets Team.
Her instructions? Shoot what you love.
Join us for a special evening as they open up their hearts and lives and share photographs of what inspires them.
Musical guest Sonny Lopez, who is also one of our photographers, will perform with the Downtown Streets Team band, and a delicious pop-up by the talented Chef Clarissa Flores of Kutsara will feature her amazing bao and caramel banana bread pudding.
Proceeds from the sale of all photos will go towards helping each participant in a way that benefits them personally.
Please visit our website for artist bios and more information on the Pictures that Give program. beyondtheportrait.com