Ladies and Gentlemen, the second season of Legal Alien in Prague portrait photography project has officially started today.
Thank you, Everybody for coming today, it was great meeting you in person and thanks for sharing your stories with me.
For those who couldn't make it today, I will organize the next shooting day in the near future.
For news and updates please join our Facebook group, Legal Alien in Prague.
PARCIVAL, THE NETHERLANDS, INTERIOR DESIGNER
IVA, CROATIA, MAKE-UP ARTIST
ELLEN, USA, WRITER
GRACIE, USA, PROJECT MANAGER, HOBBY MUSICIAN
MARCIE, CANADA, ENGLISH TEACHER
DENIZ, TURKEY, ACTUARIAL ANALYST
YALIN, TURKEY, MANAGER
MELIS, TURKEY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
VLADIMIR, RUSSIA, STUDENT, TRAVELLER
ANNA, RUSSIA, VIDEOGRAPHER
'KJ', USA, ENGLISH TEACHER
TANJA, RUSSIA, RETAIL MARKETING MANAGER
Well, telling the truth the last shooting day turned out a little bit different than planned. I invited everybody for a photo session on the red carpet in front of the building of Rudolfinum but as soon as I arrived, it was more than clear for the first sight that the original mission is impossible. The place was crowded because of Dvořákova Praha Music Festival, there was a chore singing on the stage and people sitting everywhere on the stairs including the red carpet.
I had 2 minutes to come out with an idea to save the situation. I decided to climb up to the top of the round platform in the middle of the square which belongs to the ventilation system of the underground garage. Thanks to my first model of the day we took some test photos and it seemed to be an ok option.
So I spent the rest of the afternoon there sending out messages to my further models and waving like crazy to make myself visible.
All in all we had a great day, even if the location was not perfect, the party was fabulous with lots of laughter.
Thank you all, Guys for your participation and flexibility (literally :) )
ALISA. LATVIA, DATA ANALYST
HANNO, GERMANY, IT MANAGER
REESI, ESTONIA, ACTOR
FLORENCIA, SUPER MOM + GUILLERMO, ACCOUNTANT + ISABEL, ARGENTINA
CSENGE, TRANSYLVANIA, TECHNICAL ADVISOR
KRZYSZTOF, POLAND, HR SPECIALIST
MAKINA, BANGLADESH, DATA MINING CONSULTANT
MASHA, UKRAINE, QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST
LAMA, LATVIA, LOGISTIC
STEPHANIE, MEDICAL DOCTOR, MEXICO + HERMANN, MEDICAL DOCTOR, SWEDEN + IKER, MEXICO
CAROLINA, CHILE, TEACHER / PHD STUDENT
LISA, GERMANY, DATA ANALYST
SUMITA, INDIA, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
KAREN, SCOTLAND, CONTENT MANAGER
It was a pleasure to close the Legal Alien in Prague project's first season with an exhibition
in the framework of RefuFest in June.
I'm thankful to the organizers for giving me the possibility to present the first 100 portraits.
Thank you all who came to see me, I was so happy to meet many of my models again.
I take a little break now and I will be back to continue from September.
So stay tuned, follow the project on Facebook and do not hesitate to invite friends to join us.
If you have any feedback or any idea for cooperation please contact me!
I wish you a happy summer and see you soon!
What would have been a more emblematic venue than this one...
'NEBOJ' means Do not worry! or Don't be afraid!
There is a strong tendency in some European countries in our days that certain political forces are gaining influence
by acting as defender while generating the fake vision of enemies and maintaining the fear.
This kind of politics leave fingerprints on many levels of the everyday life, from children's education to the atmosphere
of homes. In most of the cases fear comes from false or missing information. Fear from the unknown is working like poison.
A significant part of the society is afraid of the migrants although they have never met a single one.
My goal is to show the diversity of the migrant community in Europe with the example of Prague.
I would like to encourage people from different cultures in Prague's migrant community to get to know each other
Legal Alien in Prague is a growing community, which can serve as a great platform for communication in order to getting closer to each other.
I'm closing this project's first season with more than 100 portraits and I feel grateful for the participation and support of every single model of mine.
More to come from September!
LUCA, ITALY, RECRUITER
GÜLSEREN, TURKEY, ACTRESS
EFFIE, GREECE, MOTHER
IGGY, SOUTH AFRICA, FINANCE ASSOCIATE
GIULIO, ITALY, MARKET ASSOCIATE
GILLIAN, IRELAND, PROOFLEADER
VICTORIA, BULGARIA, DIGITAL COMPOSITOR
MARS, ITALY, TAX ACCOUNTANT
RAFAL, POLAND, VAT ACCOUNTANT
ANDRÁS, HUNGARY, BROADCASTER
MARIE-CHARLOTTE, FRANCE, HR ADMINISTRATOR
BRITTANY, USA, DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST
BRUNA, BRASIL, QUALITY AUDITOR
DAISY, USA, BUSINESS DEVELOPER
MAI-BRIT, ESTONIA, MASTER'S STUDENT
PHILIPP, GERMANY, FB MANAGER
LINA, BULGARIA, BUSINESS ANALYST
MARCI, ITALY, IT
An amazing summer day in April. 3 and a half hours. Some last minute cancellations.
Some surprise models. 20 lovely people. Questions asked by policemen.
Tourists, all searching for Charles Bridge. By the way my birthday :)
Thank you for the fun!
MILTON, PORTUGAL, TRAVELER
CONSUELO, CHILE, STUDENT
CHRISTINA, GERMANY, ANALYST
DMIRTY, BELARUS, MANAGER
DESIREA, USA, TRAVELER
DIANA, MOLDOVA, SALES MANAGER
SANDRA, FRANCE, TEACHER
VANESSA, ITALY, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
SEIFELDIN, EGYPT, CONSULTANT
ROSETTE, CAMEROON, MOM
PETER, GERMANY, MARKET RESEARCHER
KANTE, LATVIA, LECTURER
JUSTYNA, POLAND, STUDENT
FRANK, SAN FRANCISCO, USA, VIDEOGRAPHER
SOFI, GERMANY, STUDENT
JONATHAN, VENEZUELA, CRIMINAL LAWYER
ERIKA, SPAIN, TEACHER
NATALLIA, BELARUS, ACCOUNTANT
KINGA, POLAND, TEACHER
TANIA, RUSSIA, SALES CLERK
I think this shooting day at Lennon Wall was the funniest one so far.
It was really challenging sometimes to take tourist free pictures but finally we managed
with everybody. Aaand we had some sunshine and almost spring temperature.
Thanks for your time and your patience, I hope you had a good time too.
Next shooting is coming in a couple of weeks, stay tuned :)
JULIE, SOUTH AFRICA
CHERIE & ANGEL, USA
CLAIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
MR. SPARTAN, CANADA
I chose Lennon Wall as venue for our next shooting day on 17th of March.
Thanks for those who already signed up,
registration is still open at https://doodle.com/poll/p9z2754hch7g99fq
As you can see in galleries I had more women models so far so men are more than welcome this time :)
You can read interesting facts about Lennon Wall here:
You ask me about my motivation for this project.
Well, first of all I'm an alien too in this city, I'm from Budapest, Hungary.
Although I love this city, the atmosphere of freedom, the multiculturality, and thats why
we have chosen this place with my family as our new home...yes,
I also need to face sometimes all the other aspects of the expat life.
I also feel sometimes that I am invisible.
I also whish to visit my auntie on a Sunday afternoon.
I also would like to invite my best friend for a coffee when I'am really upset and would need to talk to her.
I also would like to celebrate all the birthdays with my family.
I also miss to run into friends at the supermarket.
With all these common experiences we all live kind of similar lifes here.
We are kind of similar.
My goal with this project is to show that foreigners are not a faceless crowd
at any point of the earth but people with different roots but with same emotions and hopes.
Fortunately many people know it but there are always some people who need this message.
So I keep on going and looking forward to meeting as many of you as it is possible.
After closing our 4th shooting day I have already more than 50 portraits and I'm so grateful for your support. My goal is to collect at least 200 portraits till this summer to paint a really colourful picture of our Alien Community in Prague. As you can see I had more women models so far so now I need men and also models from the 50+ generation.
Please forward the information to your friends or feel free to share the link of the project.
Next shooting days dates will be announced soon.
PHILIPPA, UK, MANCHESTER
JARA, UNITED STATES, MISSOURI
CAITLIN, UNITED STATES
WILLIE, SOUTH AFRICA
NIDENE, SOUTH AFRICA
One of the coldest day of the season. 15 models. Red noses and big smiles.
Thanks everybody for coming!
MARIA SAMIRA, MEXICO
SANIYA, INDIAN MIDDLE EASTERN
RACHEL, UNITED STATES
RISHI, UNITED STATES
MELISSA, UNITED STATES
SALLY, UNITED STATES
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