Scott Streble's "free portrait day" in Minneapolis went well, he tells us, drawing people "who work (or used to work) in a big range of arenas...I.T., nonprofit, consulting, sales, advertising, entertainment, finance...." He says he met "a range of people in practically every category except one...race. The notice for this opportunity was placed in a wide-range of resources and I am at a loss to explain this." (What several of our commenters mentioned might be true, i.e., that using pictures for job-networking purposes allows prospective employers to be quietly racist, and black professionals might not be eager to give them that opportunity. Maybe they're just more cynical about the possibility then white job-searchers are. Or, maybe it was a coincidence.)
Scott also says his subjects were surprisingly upbeat, leading him to speculate that the job-searchers who are depressed about their situation simply stayed home. He says some of them even had suggestions as to how he (Scott) could get more work!
In any event, kudos to Scott for making the effort to give back to his community in the way he can.