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Pasadena photographer hoping to get unemployed Marylanders back to work

10,000 headshots
Posted at 2:59 PM, Jul 20, 2020

PASADENA, Md. — This week a Pasadena photographer will take part in a national initiative in hopes of getting unemployed Maryland residents back to work.

It's called 10,000 Headshots.

The goal is to impress potential employers by providing free headshots to 10,000 Americans who are looking for a new job, following the impact of COVID-19.

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

Paul Lare is one of five photographers in Maryland and only 200 in the entire country participating.

On July 22, three photographers will be at the Mall in Columbia while two others will be at the Gallery at Harborplace.

But hurry, there are only 250 slots available meaning 50 per photographer.

They're filling up fast, so if you're interested be sure to register here.

Founded by renowned photographers Tony Taafe, Peter Hurley, and Lauren Lieberman, 10,000 Headshots came to life as Taafe recalled his own father, a construction worker struggling to find work.

“My dad was the hardest working person I ever met. He was in construction, the work wasn’t consistent and he had almost zero job security. “Unemployment impacts everyone and everything associated with that person.”