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SFA art students plan photo booth for Día de los Muertos

October 29, 2018 - Robbie Goodrich

Photography students at Stephen F. Austin State University will sponsor a pop-up photo booth at the Día de los Muertos festival on Nov. 3 in downtown Nacogdoches.

Students will provide lighting and a backdrop set up outside the Cole Art Center, 320 E. Main St., to make professional quality portraits of costumed festival participants and print the photos on site.

Portraits will be $5 for one 8-by-10 inch or two 5-by-7 inch prints. The event is a fundraiser for the SFA Photo Club's first juried exhibit of student photography, the Pineywoods Photography Exhibition, which opens on Nov. 14 in the Griffith Gallery. Photo booth proceeds from Día de los Muertos will be used to pay for reception refreshments and student awards.

The photo booth and the festival run from 4-8 p.m.

Día de los Muertos Fiesta is a fun annual event with dance and music performances, art displays and booths selling food and arts and crafts, as well as a competitive costume contest. It is presented by the Nacogdoches Public Library and supported by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.