Colors of Diversity

NEXT PHOTOSHOOT: November 19, 2011 @ JRs Bar & Grill - Dallas, 11:00am - 2:30pm

What is Colors of Diversity?

A project by Melvin Varughese and Tracy Nanthavongsa

Imagine a day where we are not judged by the color of our skin, our gender, or our sexual orientation.

Inspired by the Hindus “Holi” festival, we invite you to take part in an openshoot to celebrate the unity of cultures, genders, and sexual orientation in a place where we aren’t labels, but a community united in color.

So what's this all about? In India, they have a caste system which defines and restricts society status at birth. "Holi" is a day when this belief is cast aside and everyone is seen as equals.

We wanted to use this "equality" tradition from another culture and merge it with our own modern representation of what we think is equality.

JRs Bar and Grill - Caven Enterprises
Evoke Media - Evoke Media

Requirements to Participate

This photo project is open to everyone and free of charge. The shoot will be conducted during a three hour frame so it'll be first come, first served. You are allowed to do a group/couple shoot, but may not be in multiple pictures for the purpose of time. The shoot will take place in Dallas, but is open to anyone wanting to participate.

Participants are asked to wear a white tshirt/vneck they no longer want to keep because it will definitely probably be stained by the powder.

The photoshoot will take place at the upper deck of JRs. Release form signing and waiting areas will be downstairs. They do serve food during the day so please support the venue by getting food and drinks while you wait.

Participants are required to bring an ID for the purpose of release form signing and that you are age appropriate to sign for yourself.

If you have any questions please post on the wall and we'll try to answer them as quickly as possible.


Do I get a copy of the photo?
Yes, you will be getting digital copies of the photos that you may use to post on your social media network.

Is this going to be like the real "Holi" event?
Unfortunately, at this point in time we will not be able to launch a full scale event due to our limited resources. However, it is in the works to launch a event during the spring of 2012.

How will this photo shoot help the cause?
As most of you know social media marketing has been surging like crazy. We believe that if enough Dallasites were to get a glimpse of your photo on the social media sites like facebook, google+, or myspace, that it will draw enough interest for them to find out more information. We are wanting to create a viral photo campaign and create as much hype as possible to hopefully get it seen on different media outlets. Phase two: Colors of Diversity Festival 2012