Hyattsville residents who come to a photo shoot Saturday, May 4, will be featured as part of her ongoing series, intended to showcase the area’s rich diversity.
“I welcome all races, religions, countries of origin, all ages, genders and sexual orientations,” she wrote in a request. “Seriously. Come with your spouse, neighbor, dog, newborn, parakeet, grandma…”
In exchange for the one-minute photo shoot, you’ll be given a free copy of the digital file.
As a native of France, Fradin says she’s been drawn to explore interactions in the local community, especially how people come together. She hopes her photo series, which depicts individuals in their everyday clothes in front of a stark white background, will showcase that.
“As a photographer I want to highlight the diversity of our city, the people who shape this close-knit community and it is also a way for me to give back,” she said. “Being an immigrant myself with no previous ties to the U.S., I deeply value the importance of strong connections.”
Fradin will take photos from noon to 2:30 p.m. at 4802 Rhode Island Ave., the gray garage across from Pizzeria Paradiso in South Hyattsville. You must be a resident of Hyattsville to participate.