World Refugee Day – Clarkston, GA 2024

World Refugee Day – Clarkston, GA 2024 Clarkston Community Center | June 22, 2024 Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) ︶︶⊹︶︶⠀ꕤ⠀︶︶⊹︶︶ Featuring Atlanta Awesome Drummers (Korea) • Laotian American Society (LAS) • Eritrean Coffee Ceremony • Clarkston High School Orchestra • South Sudan Dance • GA Power Production Congolese Dance Group • International Fashion Show […]

Michelle’s Graduation Party – VIP Hall – Buford, GA

Michelle (and Tiffany’s!) GraduationVIP Event Hall | Buford, GA | June 8, 2024     BONUS PHOTOS I also brought along an ancient Nikon Coolpix 3700 from 2003!  This little digicam is older than the graduate! 😭 Here are some unfiltered photos that 20 years ago would have been right at home on a myspace […]

Lao New Year 2024 – Murfreesboro TN – Sunday Photos

∼ LAO NEW YEAR ∽Wat Lao Buddharam ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Murfreesboro, TN |  Sunday May 26, 2024 Event Coverage by Boon Vong. Yes I took all these photos except 1. 🙂 Photo credits/link back please if you use my images! Featuring: RLCD Royal Lao Classical Dancers • Kon Lao Loon Mai • LAS Laotian American Society (Atlanta) […]

10th Annual 2024 GAPABA Gala Photos

GAPABA 10th Gala Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Associationwww.gapaba.org May 29, 2024 | Ga Aquarium | Atlanta, GA >< >< >< >< >< >< >< >< >< >< A selection of photos. Event coverage by Boon Vong + Phalatda Taysavang. Please keep up with GAPABA’s social media for the full set (and higher res photos)! […]

APAC Gala 2024 Photos

39th APAC Gala Asian Pacific American Coalition of Georgia May 11 2024  |  Sonesta  |  Duluth, GA Event Photography by Boon Vong (as a guest!). Yes I cover events professionally. 😉 I had the beef.  Like all hotel food for galas it was okay. Luckily at the table we had some papaya salad leftover!! There […]

Suwanee Asian Heritage Celebration – AANHPI – May 11, 2024

Suwanee AANHPI Heritage Celebration Town Center︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Suwanee GA | Saturday May 11, 2024 Celebrating Asian Heritage month in our own backyard of Suwanee! Only had time to stop by and cover for a few hours.  Featuring performances by: Lion Dance • Phayanak Dance Crew • Laotian American Society Saturday was full of events as usual, […]

Lao New Year 2024 – Saturday Photos – Wat Buddha Khanti

∼ LAO NEW YEAR ∽ Wat Lao Buddha Khanti ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Snellville / Stone Mountain GA  |  Saturday April 20, 2024 Hello everyone, I’ve freely shared my photos with our amazing community for many years now.  There are no ads on my website.  I don’t make money on page views.  I do this thing solo.  It […]

I Shot some 35mm Color Film at Lao New Year

For this Lao New Year season I thought it would be neat to shoot some color negative film at some of the festivals.  Partly to stand out, partly because it’s “fun,” and probably just because I need to scratch that itch to remind myself of why digital is so amazing/superior/better and this is why we […]

Lao New Year – Conley, GA 2024 – Saturday Photos

∽ Lao New Year ∼ Wat Lao PothisaramConley, GA  |  April 27, 2024 •───────•°•❀•°•───────• I was only able to attend on Saturday, but here are a few images.  Thanks to all the ladies volunteering your valuable time, everyone looked great.  Also thanks to my “assistants” for helping take photos! 🙂 ‿︵‿︵‿୨ ୧‿︵‿︵‿ The following extra […]

Dunwoody AAPI Celebration 2024 Photos

Asian American & Pacific IslanderCultural Heritage Celebration April 28, 2024 | Ashford Lane City of Dunwoody GAwww.dunwoodyga.gov ✯¸.•´*¨`*•✿ ✿•*`¨*`•.¸✯Featuring Souliya Natasinh Laotian American Society • Asian Games – Hacky Sack and Chopsticks • FASCA • Korean Traditional Dance Academy • Karenni Dance • Japanese Flower Arranging – Ikenobo Ikebana • Karate Atlanta Dunwoody • Indian […]

Lao New Year – Riverdale GA 2024

~ Lao New Year ∽ Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon ︵‿︵‿୨❀୧‿︵‿︵ Riverdale, GA  |  Sunday, April 14, 2024 That was a fun “low key” Lao New Year/Boun Pimay at Wat Riverdale on Sunday.  Thanks to Aaliyah and Brianna for being the first models of the day!  😉 Great performances by the LDA Lao Dance Association, it was […]

20 Years of Lao New Year? How did that happen?

Hello everyone, I just realized something today while going through photos. I’ve been taking pictures at the various Lao New Year festivals for 20 years now(!). Yes, that is truly insane to think about. The above photo is from Stone Mountain on April 18 of 2004 and the bottom photo was this past Sunday at […]

Miss Cambodia Georgia – CAAG – 2024

Miss Cambodia Georgia Pageant Cambodian American Association of Georgia www.cambodia-ga.org April 16, 2024  |  I Luv Bowling Event Space  |  Duluth, GA Thanks for the invite, glad I got to attend! Congrats to all the brave ladies that competed, it’s definitely a tough thing to put yourself up for judging!  Everyone did great with their […]

Thai New Year – Wat Buddha Bucha 2024

Wat Buddha Bucha Thai New Year Songkran April 7, 2024 | Decatur, GA The L/T/C New Year “season” here in Georgia normally begins at the Thai temple and runs all the way to Memorial Day(!) when folks everywhere congregate up in TN.  Today had brisk cool weather and a large turnout for the alms giving […]

Holi Color Festival – Dunwoody, GA 2024

Holi Color Festival Dunwoody Brook Run Park  |  March 24, 2024 www.worldmusicusa.com What a wonderful show of music, fun, and color!  Great turnout for the first ever Holi celebration in Dunwoody.  Thanks to everyone who asked for photos and chatted with me! How it started… The night before I wrapped my 5(!) cameras in plastic […]

Turning all My Old Cameras into Remote Cameras

The other day I thought it would be cool to turn all my old cameras into remote cameras that I could place in certain spots when I cover events–locations where it would be much easier to click a remote button as opposed to walking across the room and disrupting the flow of an event.  So […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Mister and Miss CND Pageant Photos – Set 4

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Fashion Show Photos – Set 3

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Cultural Dance Photos – Set 2

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Chin National Day 2024 – Event Photos – Set 1

Chin Community of Atlanta Georgia 76th Chin National Day February 24, 2024 | Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta Event Coverage by Boon Vong (and my remote cameras!).  It takes time to go through and sort thousands of my photos from any event, plus the time to edit/color grade to my standards, and also posting to my […]

Chin National Day 2024 (Highlights)

Burmese Chin Community of GeorgiaChin National Day | February 24, 2024 A few images while I’m working on the rest. More Photos to come!  Thanks to the folks for using my camera so I could be in some shots. 🙂 Chin National Day 2024 – Event Photos – Set 1 Chin National Day 2024 – […]

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Event Photos

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Featuring: Viet Atlanta’s Got Talent, GaTech Dance Group, Scholarship Winners and General Festival Vibe photos

Hoi Cho Tet Atlanta 2024 – Miss Viet Photos – Set 1

HỘI CHỢ TẾT ATLANTA TẾT FESTIVAL NÉT ĐẸP VIỆT NAM February 10, 2024 | Space Ballroom Thanks to all the lovely pageant ladies for posing for photos!  What a jam packed event at the Space in Norcross.  Always brings back memories of the 3em Vietnamese concert Grand Ballroom days.   Here’s Set 1 of my photos.  […]