Thursday, June 14, 2012

World Refugee Day Project

It has been awhile since I posted something, but I have to share some of the portraits I recently did for a bigger project.  The project organized through Commonwealth Catholic Charities by  two wonderful Vista Volunteers, Alma Ortman and Lindsey Harris involved a series of photography workshops with local refugee teenagers.  The goal was to create an exhibit for World Refugee Day on June 20.  Along with a group of other photographers, I worked with the teens teaching them photography and helping to document their lives for the upcoming exhibit.  I also as part of the project setup a studio in the church where we held our classes and did a series of portraits of the refugee teenagers to go along with the exhibit of their photographs.  Below  are a sample of some of my portraits.