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BAO Seniors - Grad Portrait in Berkeley Times?

Hi BAO Seniors - you have a chance to get a senior grad portrait in the Berkeley Times!

Please read the info carefully, and... consider proudly holding your instrument in the portrait? :)

---------- Forwarded message --------- From: R Todd Kerr <> Date: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 1:37 PM Subject: (Berkeley Times) REQUEST re: Class of 2020 Senior Porch-Traits To: <>

Berkeley educators,

It's been a minute, so I hope this note finds you well. It's time to roll out "Class of 2020 Senior Porch-traits." In anticipation of its Graduation Edition, Berkeley Times is needing your help to honor graduating seniors. Who might you recommend?

During these strange and challenging times, Berkeley Times is now scheduling photo shoots for any high school graduate within the community of Berkeley who schedules a photo shoot before June 14. Once captured, the porch-trait will then be published in the upcoming Graduation Edition, which will be circulated on Thursday, June 25. Working with professional portrait photographer (and Berkeley resident) Louis Bryant III, we will drive up at the scheduled time, and shoot a series of photographs of the graduate on their front porch while respecting "social distancing" practices.

The only requirement is that the student be graduating from a Berkeley high school, and that they present themselves in an honoring way (cap & gown, varsity uniform, etc.). Due to social distancing standards, groups are not allowed. Individual portraits only. For an example of a senior porch-trait, see the sample attached below (the pictured graduating senior is Berkeley Times intern Max Sklar (BHS AHA); and that's photographer Louis Bryant III on the right).

Louis and I are now scheduling shoots every half hour (each lasting just 10 minutes) on these dates:

Wednesday, June 3, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Monday, June 8, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, from 9 a.m. - noon Wednesday, June 10, 9 a.m. - noon Thursday, June 11, 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 13, any time Sunday, June 14, any time

To schedule a portrait, graduating seniors should contact me directly (510 332 7572, If there's popular demand (and resources), B-X will consider shooting senior porch-traits during the week of of June 15, schedule TBD.

Questions? Comments? Don't hesitate to call.

+ Todd 510 332 7572

R. Todd Kerr Editor / BERKELEY TIMES A paper for the people of Berkeley P.O. Box 559, Berkeley, CA 94701-0559 tel 510.332.7572 /

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