It brings me so much joy to see people get together to connect and the amount of energy at this past Mixer was no exception. We had over a hundred people pass through! The buzz of networking was sound to my ears.
To sum up, we had two Alumni show their portfolios along with seven sponsors from the community, ranging from retail to organizations specifically for photographers. As a bonus, we had a conceptual photographer who used her work for a local tarot deck show her prints. In addition to the alumni and sponsors, we had the poetry club at the mixer. The members wrote poems reacting to two photographs which were hung for others to read write about–live–during the mixer. Lastly we had our free-to-enter raffle, which was filled with awesome prizes for any level photographer to appreciate; free memberships, gift cards for printing and photo retail, prints and more.
In conclusion, I want to thank everyone who came for engaging, it was wonderful to meet excited-passionate people. You are inspirational!
Until next time. Enjoy a view of the Spring PDX Photo Mixer!
All the best, Erica