World Refugee Day Festival

  • June 21, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Did you know that each year San Antonio becomes home for more than 1,000 refugees from all parts of the world? This event will primarily be taking photographs of people. Many will be dressed in ethnic clothing. There will be information tables to let the immigrants know about community resources to support them, there will also be performances on stage and entertainment for children. This isn't a huge event, but there will be opportunities to capture images of some interesting people. To learn more, visit their Facebook page and be sure to check out the photographs that they have from past years. The event runs till 1:00, but you do not need to stay the whole time.  The event organizers are looking for photographers willing to share a few images with them.   https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Refugee-Day-Festival-San-Antonio-TX/127913470558370


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  • Pilar H.

    Judy, thank you a thousand times! This was an amazing event and a wonderful experience. Thank you for your hard work and making it happen. ;)

    2 · June 21

    • Judy R.

      I'm so glad that you enjoyed this event, Pilar.

      1 · June 23

  • Judy R.

    I enjoyed meeting so many friendly people from around the world. My only regret is that I did not see the performers since I had to leave by 11:30. I wish that I could have stayed longer.

    1 · June 23

  • Jennifer G.

    So many wonderful faces!! Judy thanks for organizing this event.

    June 22

  • Steffanie

    Sorry I couldn't make it this morning. Not feeling well . . .

    June 21

  • Judy R.

    This will be a good opportunity to hone our skills with taking candid portraits. I will also have some little forms with our web address on them. If you want, you can give these out to people whose photo you took. PLEASE BE SURE TO AT LEAST GET VERBAL PERMISSION IN ADVANCE BEFORE TAKING PHOTOS OF THE PARTICIPANTS. The event organizers cautioned that some attendees may be from a culture that has an aversion to having their photo taken. I am sure that most will be happy to pose, but it's always best to ask first. There will be several performers, and most likely they will be thrilled to have their photo taken.

    1 · June 20

  • Judy R.

    For those of you who will be joining in on this meet-up, look for an e-mail from me with my cell number in it. We will meet at the front entrance table by 9:00. If you come later, please stop by the front table anyway to sign in. There will be model release forms to use if you think that you might want to sell any of your photos. If you are a camera enthusiast with no intentions of selling your images (like me) then you don't have to use the formal release, but it can provide you useful contact info if you want to be able to share your images. Please e-mail me any images that you are willing to share with the event organizers. My e-mail address is [masked]. The event runs to 1:00, but you don't have to stay that long if you have other events to go to. Sometimes, we get together for lunch after the event. I will not be able to lead that because I have an event to attend in New Braunfels in the afternoon. If one of you wants to lead a lunch outing, please do.

    June 20

  • Linda S.

    Sorry have to leave out of town...

    June 19

  • Judy R.

    If anyone has a model release form that we can use for this event, please e-mail me a copy at [masked]
    Thanks!

    June 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do we each need one if taking random shots and not posing anyone?

      June 17

    • Judy R.

      Laura, the organizers of the event want us to be aware that people of some cultures do not want to be photographed. While most of the attendees will be fine with it, they want us to seek permission before photographing people at the event. I will have model release forms available at the front desk where you sign in. You don't have to use them if you get verbal permission and will not sell any photos. Please just be sure to ask before taking someone's photo. I plan to give out contact info to those I photograph so that I can send them copies of the pictures if they want them. That is a personal choice and not expected of all photographers who attend.

      1 · June 17

  • adriana s.

    I had to change my RSVP from "yes" to "no"...not feeling well yet, the foot surgery is taking me a little bit longer to recoup! :( . Have lots of fun!

    June 17

    • Judy R.

      So sorry to hear that, Adriana. I hope that your foot heals soon

      June 17

  • Dan

    "There will be information tables to let the immigrants know about community resources to support them"

    Why aren't they supporting themselves?
    Passing on this one. Seems kind of political to me.

    June 2

    • Judy R.

      I don't think it's meant to be political, Dan, but you are welcome to pass. These people are refugees who are here legally.

      4 · June 2

    • Louie V.

      Someone take a picture of the voter registration booth next to the department of social welfare booth and send to Dan. :-)

      June 4

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