Kudos to photographer Ezra Marcos for organizing a way for photographers to help with the Haitian relief effort. At an event organized by Marcos, Jacksonville, Florida photographers offered to shoot free portraits for anyone who would write a check—of any amount—to a Haitian relief agency. Marcos then put the donor's check into a stamped envelope and handed it back to the person to mail. He says he did it that way because he wanted a way to assure people that he wasn't profiting from the event.
Photographers reportedly spent 15 or 20 minutes with subjects in a variety of settings, and donors were impressed with the amount of care and skill the photographers put into the portraits.
The story is at the Florida Times-Union's Jacksonville.com News website.
(Thanks to David Graham)