Brokenness is inevitable. Photography was my outlet to heal.

Perry Smith tells the story of his journey from photographer to cancer patient to fundraiser to nonprofit founder. Brokenness and hope often meet together.

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In 2010, Perry Smith began his journey as a photographer by shooting senior portraits for his friends in high school. Not only would he discover a love for capturing moments, he would soon realize his heart also truly resonated with making a difference.

Perry had a dream of raising money through photography to help those in need. To his surprise, so did the rest of the photography community. This dream would become a reality through the Minneapolis based non-profit, One Month to Give.

Each October, photographers from across the country come together to raise money for a specific cause by donating their time and proceeds from a photo session. Over the last two years, over $40,000 has been donated to Wishes & More, Feed My Starving Children and Restore International.

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