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Photographer @BrandenHarvey Turns Instagram Followers Into Friends

Branden Harvey (@brandenharvey) is passionate about community. As the Portland, Oregon-based photographer states on his profile, “I believe your story matters,” and as one of Oregon’s top InstaMeet organizers and the creator of the #storyportrait hashtag, he means it. So far over 1,000 photos have been submitted to the #storyportrait tag, which Branden created to encourage people to “share the stories of the people in your life. Authentically. Genuinely. Lovingly.”

Whether he’s exploring with other Instagrammers he just met, or traveling to India on a trip partly funded by his Instagram connections, Branden’s perfected the art of turning Instagram connections into real-life friends. Check out his top tips for how to follow suit below and be sure to follow him at @brandenharvey.

  • Take genuine interest in people and ask solid questions. Learn about pasts: where people are coming from. Learn about futures: what they’re hopeful about. Then find out how they’re going to get from point A to point B.
  • Don’t be afraid to meet in real life. Get coffee, visit bookstores, attend Instameets or get lost taking photos in a forest.
  • Be the most encouraging person you know. Look for awesome ways to compliment people’s work that you admire.
  • Cultivate your sense of adventure. Take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. Crash on people’s couches, buy plane tickets and plan road trips with people you’ve never met before. (But use common sense when possible)

If only I’m 20 again :)

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doctorswithoutborders:

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Capitalism is a total disaster, completely unable to solve humanity’s problems. It is an obsolete system.
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mercycorps:

Our team in northern #Mali warns that families will run out of food unless access to the embattled region improves.  Since military operations began in January, most vendors like this man have fled the area to protect their stocks from looting. Markets are almost completely shut down and food supplies are rapidly running out. Read more.

mercycorps:

Our team in northern #Mali warns that families will run out of food unless access to the embattled region improves.  Since military operations began in January, most vendors like this man have fled the area to protect their stocks from looting. Markets are almost completely shut down and food supplies are rapidly running out. Read more.

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fyeridan:

“This a photograph taken from the teenager (shirtless guy) named Austin Schafer’s Twitter account, of a kid being tied up and beaten by upper classmen at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho. This is a recent photograph and one where the school’s authorities have not taken action yet. Remember this kid’s name and repost this picture. The Neanderthal trash who are bullying him deserve to have this picture plastered all over the Internet for prospective college admission offices to see so their career pinnacle can be asking me which kind of soup I want at Olive Garden.If you’ve been a victim of bullying or know someone who has, please repost.”

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godtiercosbytop:

fyeridan:

“This a photograph taken from the teenager (shirtless guy) named Austin Schafer’s Twitter account, of a kid being tied up and beaten by upper classmen at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho. 

This is a recent photograph and one where the school’s authorities have not taken action yet. Remember this kid’s name and repost this picture. 

The Neanderthal trash who are bullying him deserve to have this picture plastered all over the Internet for prospective college admission offices to see so their career pinnacle can be asking me which kind of soup I want at Olive Garden.

If you’ve been a victim of bullying or know someone who has, please repost.”

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questionall:

This is the whole purpose of life - learning to love in all circumstances.

questionall:

This is the whole purpose of life - learning to love in all circumstances.

think-progress:

Meet the 16-year-old boy who was shot up to 11 times in the back by U.S. border control agents.
INFJ Confession 3620) Whenever I’m in a group with a few others, I usually feel like people don’t listen to me whenever I say something. I’m sure they don’t do it on purpose but it still hurts my feelings.
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