Vietnam Veterans Portrait Project show is officially dated
- November 6, 2018
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, to say I’ve been busy would be an understatement, but I am back with an update on my Vietnam Veterans Portrait Project. My meeting with the leaders of the State Chapters within Florida went well and I’ve been asked to return in March of 2019 and to stay for two days to photography members from all over the State of Florida. I honestly have no idea how many people to expect, but as I said in a previous blog post, there are currently 10,000+ VVA members in the State of Florida. Either way, I’m excited to see what comes of this adventure and even more excited to give these Veterans a portrait that they can enjoy, as well as their spouses, children, and grandchildren for years to come, all for FREE.
My session with Chapter 96, the Big Bend Chapter, was completed back before October 5th and I’m in the final stages of editing for what I believe will be about 20 images for my show. Speaking of which, I’ve also nailed down a date and location for the show. The first venue fell through because the facility just didn’t respond to emails, but another location stepped up and so I’m proud to announce the Vietnam Veterans Portrait Project will be on display December 1, 2018, at the Southern Exposure Art Gallery in Tallahassee (Railroad Square Art Park, 694-3 Industrial Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310). That’s a week later than originally planned, but still within my target window. The show will start at 5 pm and run until 9 pm. The show will have a small $5 admission fee, of which, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Chapter 96, so please stop by and view the work and support a great cause.
While preparing for all this and editing, I’ll also be down in Sarasota on November 17-18 for the Sarasota Renaissance Festival which is being headlined by the Wyrd Brothers Vikings, the same crew that I photographed earlier this year (see my gallery for the photos) and I’m going to be doing some quick photos while I’m there, so if you in the area, please be sure to visit these awesome folks.
Well, that’s the update for today, I just wanted to share that the photos are taken, editing is still happening (about 2-4 hours per photo), but we have a location, date and time. So be sure to check back here for any updates, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll do my best to get back to you within a few hours.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VIETNAM VETERANS PORTRAIT PROJECT:
If you’re not familiar with the project, please go here to read more: https://mikewewerka.com/vietnam-veterans-project/
To view my gallery, including some of the Vietnam Soldier photos, click here: https://mikewewerka.com/gallery/
To contact me with questions regarding the show, work or other opportunities, please visit the contact page: https://mikewewerka.com/contact/