Local Photographer Willy Sanjuan Joins Nationwide Effort to Create 10,000 Complimentary
Professional Headshots to Help America Get Back to Work
Willy Sanjuan of Willy Sanjuan Photography to Produce Headshots for
Locally Unemployed on July 22 at Brookfield Properties in Northridge, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA – July 13, 2020 – Nothing says “I’m ready to work” more than a freshly pressed suit, an updated resume, and of course, a professional headshot. Regardless of profession, COVID-19 sent millions of Americans to the unemployment line without warning. That is why local photographer Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan Photography is participating with Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties in the largest, single-day photo initiative that will provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes and post to job sites such as LinkedIn.
Willy Sanjuan will be producing the complimentary headshots on Wednesday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Brookfield Property located at Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Av., Northridge, CA 91324. Complimentary headshots are open to anyone currently unemployed, but participants are asked to visit HeadshotBooker.com for details and schedule a time to be photographed. More than 200 photographers will participate across all 50 states, creating pop-up studios at nearly every Brookfield retail location nationwide. Headshots will be provided to participants on site through event photo sharing platform SpotMyPhotos.
“Our community, like so many others, was hit hard by COVID-19 and we were looking for ways to help our neighbors get back on their feet,” said Willy Sanjuan who noted that, according to LinkedIn, people who include headshots receive 21 times more profile views and 9 times more ‘connection’ requests. “I heard about what Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties were doing across the country and wanted to be a part of it. I am excited and grateful to be able to contribute to such a great initiative.”
10,000 Headshots is the brainchild of Tony Taafe, who co-founded Headshot Booker with renowned portrait photographer, Peter Hurley and national event photographer, Lauren Lieberman. Taafe recalled the struggles his dad had with unemployment and the impact it had on his entire family. “I know firsthand that the effects of unemployment extend well beyond an individual,” he explains. “My dad was the hardest working person I ever met. He was in construction so the work wasn’t consistent and he had almost zero job security. “Unemployment impacts everyone and everything associated with that person,” Taafe continued.
“Headshot Booker is in a unique position to provide out-of-work Americans with an important element of the job search process – a great, professional headshot. And thanks to our partners who share a similar vision, we will be able to help thousands of unemployed Americans put their best foot forward and help them get back to work.”
“We are proud and excited to host the 10,000 Headshots initiative across our portfolio,” said Brookfield Properties Chief Marketing Officer Michelle Snyder. “As we continue to welcome guests back to our centers, we are grateful for this opportunity to help the members of our communities that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.” Snyder emphasized that safety for all participants is a core focus, and each photographer will follow specific protocols to ensure safe distancing and hygiene practices throughout the day.
The base price for a high quality, professional headshot starts around $250, which equates to more than $2.5 million in collective services these photographers will provide through this initiative.
ABOUT WILLY SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Willy Sanjuan Photography is the studio of portrait and event photographer from Barcelona, Spain Willy Sanjuan. With only four years since he immigrated to the United States with his wife Patricia Willy Sanjuan has become one of the few selected entertainment photographers in Hollywood covering celebrity events and making portraits of key people in the industry for The Associated Press. You will find Willy Sanjuan at almost every star ceremony at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, shooting movie and TV premieres at the nicest hotels and locations, roaming the red carpet at the EMMY Awards ceremonies for the Academy of Television or simply capturing the key moments in concerts at the most popular venues.
Willy Sanjuan’s core business is his beloved clients. Regular people looking for new headshots for their social media, actors in need to update their already obsolete headshots, families that want to live the experience of a photo shoot and couples looking for a long lasting maternity images and lovely shots of their newborns.
Unfortunately for Willy Sanjuan this year he has also suffered what is like to find all the press events cancelled overnight or to have cancellations of clients that have found themselves at home and caring about others to not spread the COVID-19 infection. That is why he has been touched and jumped without any doubt into this amazing 10,000 Headshots project.