Like you, Jaleel never forgets Inglis.
Are you looking for a successful photographer in Philadelphia who has seen his fair share of publicity through TV, The Philadelphia Inquirer, gallery exhibitions and more? Then Jaleel is definitely your guy.
For the amazing people who live at Inglis, getting your portrait taken is an awesome experience that doesn’t always happen. Jaleel knows that more than most. After a tragic accident at eight years of age, Jaleel was paralyzed in the lower half of his body. Like many living with a physical disability, he knows that getting people to see past your wheelchair can be difficult.
After spending a year living at Inglis after high school, Jaleel felt ready to tackle the next challenge – living independently in the community. That's why this former resident and professional photographer visits each year for “Help Portrait,” an international day of philanthropy by photographers, hairstylists and make-up artist throughout the world. “I come to Inglis because I know I can make a difference.”
It’s easy to see how Jaleel relates to residents in ways that few can. He knows what it’s like to feel “invisible” to the world, and he knows that his photography, and his view, can bring out anyone’s humanity. Being in one of Jaleel’s portraits can make anyone feel “normal.”
Plus, our residents now have photos of themselves that they’ll love and that their families will treasure for the rest of their lives.
We couldn’t do it without the amazing people in the Inglis Community – people like Jaleel. And people like you.
See what Jaleel helped to capture at Inglis when, through his efforts, he brought “Help Portrait” (an international day of philanthropy by photographers, hairstylists and make-up artist throughout the world) to Inglis to take photos of members of the Inglis Community.