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 Por·trait  SLAM noun

  1. A collaborative event for models & portrait photographers

  2. An opportunity for local businesses to support & creative community 

  3. An explosion of imagery produced from a single event 

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Portrait Slam was created for anyone in the Pacific Northwest and beyond who uses photography as a personal and/or professional means of expression, with a hunger for honing their craft, plugging into a community of artistic collaborators, and playing creatively. 


Past participants include working professional models, theater and screen actors, social media influencers, cosplayers, musicians, professional photographers and videographers, film photographers, wedding, maternity, and family photographers, and students. 

Our first slam was hosted at the historic Elks Lodge in downtown Medford, Oregon in September 2018. Local models and photographers explored every nook and keyhole of the then-vacant property. We've been hosting slams in communities across the PNW ever since, including:

Thomaston, CT: Railroad Museum of New England

Tacoma, WA: Lemay Collections at Marymount

Portland, OR: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Empowerment Central

Salem, OR: The Gray Lab, Powerland Heritage Museum

Eugene, OR: Shelton McMurphey-Johnson House, B&R Auto Wrecking

Grants Pass, OR: The Loft: A Creative Space, Moments on the Pond

White City, OR: Industrial Complex

Central Point, OR: Hanley Farm, B&R Auto Wrecking

Medford, OR: The Lodge on Central, Downtown Medford, Medford Warehouse, Lady Geneva B&B, Lotus Hair Body & Soul, Inn at the Commons, The Hafer House, The Urban Cork

Ashland, OR: Galacticamp, Skylark Assisted Living & Memory Care

Redding, CA: Redding School of the Arts

Chico, CA: Chico Air Museum

Grass Valley, CA: St. Joseph's Cultural Center & Museum

Auburn, CA:  Park Victorian Hotel

Sacramento, CA: Scandia Fun Park