Saturday, July 18, 2020

Phoneixville Photographers Offering Free Headhots

On July 22, more than 200 photographers will create 10,000 professional headshots for unemployed Americans. Headshot Booker has teamed-up with retail real estate giant Brookfield Properties and will create pop-up photo studios at their locations in all 50 states. This is the largest, single-day initiative of its kind to help put America back to work.

The coronavirus pandemic put untold millions out of work, as businesses shut down due to the safety restrictions imposed.

That meant millions of people not only seeking unemployment benefits, but seeking employment.

And in many fields, nothing makes a better first impression than a good headshot photo and two local photographers want to help those out of work make that first impression a good one.

Enter “10,000 Headshots,” an initiative of Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties, that will provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites such as LinkedIn.

More than 200 photographers will participate across all 50 states, creating pop-up studios at nearly every Brookfield retail location nationwide.

Two Phoenixville-based photographers, Jim McAndrew Photography and Gary Walens Photography, will participate, along with two Lancaster photographers, and will be among those offering the service free of charge to anyone who is out of work.

Jim McAndrew Photography provides professional business headshots, actor headshots, branding images, and model portfolio images.

Gary Walens Photography specializes in business and actor headshots.

“Our community, like so many others, was hit hard by COVID-19 and we were looking for ways to help our neighbors get back on their feet,” said McAndrew.

He noted that, according to LinkedIn, people who include headshots receive 21 times more profile views and nine times more “connection” requests.

“We heard about what Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties were doing across the country and wanted to be a part of it,” said McAndrew. “We are excited and grateful to be able to contribute to such a great initiative.”

The base price for a high quality, professional headshot starts around $250, which equates to more than $2.5 million in collective services these photographers will provide through this initiative.

The four photographers will be producing the complimentary headshots on Wednesday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Brookfield Property located at Park City Center, 142 Park City Center Lancaster.

Complimentary headshots are open to anyone currently unemployed, but participants are asked to visit for details and schedule a time to be photographed. Headshots will be provided to participants on site through event photo sharing platform SpotMyPhotos.

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