PechaKucha Presentation

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Andrew Torres

Photographer, Andrew James Torres Photography in El Paso

Artivist Photography

PRESENTED ON JUN 29, 2017
IN EL PASO @ VOL 16

Andrew Torres is a self-described "artivist" who enjoys photographing events he supports and values.  His presentation is based on my strong belief in cohesiveness with Mother Earth and mankind. This also reflects the human goal of connection based off of no biases or prejudices. 

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Why Kameraoke

BY DANYK AMYOT
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Kameraoke founders Danyk Amyot and Edward Baker come to present their views on art and the need for open photography events like theirs.

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The Ancient City and the Accidental Activist

BY LEE GEANULEAS
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 21, 2016

Lee Geanuleas retired to St Augustine only to find himself taking action in local politics. 

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Community Activist - The Noble Art of Losing Face

BY PETER HANLEY
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

Peter Hanley will share thoughts and reflections on "the art of losing face" - something that has been an important part of his life for the past 30 years.

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Dakota Rural Action

BY TONY HELLAND
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 02, 2016

In "Dakota Rural Action" from PechaKucha Sioux Falls Vol.19, SD Tony Helland's love of the state and region runs deep. He grew up loving the outdoors, bicycling, and creating and performing music. Over the past two years Tony has expanded his interests toward the environment, sustainable energy, and civic engagement. These interests were brought to the fore after joining with Dakota Rural Action. Since then he has been fortunate to travel all across region, meeting new friends and learning the pressing issues they face. Tony’s current areas of engagement include water quality, oil and gas infrastructure, and the state legislature. One thing he’s learned through this is that it is only through building personal relationships and community involvement that positive change will be seen.

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Rural Arts Activism

BY KARIN COPE
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point."

In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community. 

Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. 

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

BY KATIE BOYER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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Auroras in Photography

BY JOSEPH MICHAEL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Joseph Michael looks at the creation and impact of Auroras through his photography. 

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Art and Activism

BY GREGG SCHLANGER
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Greg Schlanger reminisces about his experience with art. Schlanger seesk to merge art with activixm and community building, firmly believing that art is for everyone.

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Photography as Art

BY NICOLINA HOLT
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Nicolina Holt, an award winning photographer, earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in photography and graphic design. She has worked as a photojournalist, art teacher and photography instructor. She continues her fine art photography and is the Volunteer Coordinator at Krasl Art Center and the Community Relations Director at Holt Bosse. She works and resides in St. Joseph, Mich. with her family.