Nearly 5,000 free photographs were taken of and presented to disadvantaged people in 11 provinces and cities during the Help-Portrait Vietnam 2013 charitable event on December 7.

Part of Help-Portrait Worldwide, the activity was jointly run by the Vietnam Youth Federation, Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper, the Canon Marketing Vietnam Company Limited, Intel Vietnam and the Mekong Communications Corporation.

On the day, more than 1,000 volunteer photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists worked together in the 11 localities to take and present portraits to people living in difficult circumstances and unable to afford a camera to keep a photographic record of their life.

This is the fourth time the event has been organised in Vietnam.-VNA