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Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2017
IN MIAMI @ VOL 34

Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband.  Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.

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Mike Miville; Photographer on the Move

BY MICHAEL MIVILLE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Mike Miville discusses his active life as a photographer, and how physicality plays a role in his life. 

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A Visual Essay

BY MICKA PERIER
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

Micka Perier is a photographer and the owner of Le Trio Coffee in Vientiane, Laos. He shares a personal visual essay: "I chose to present a visual essay trying to touch this je-ne-sais-quoi that we barely dare to face... A travel though some pictures just to express what I find obvious beyond the appearences, behind some kind of Beauty sometimes."

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Extreme Beauty

BY APPLE CHUA
@ VOL 137 ON JUN 29, 2016

"Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful"

In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colors, glamour, elegance, and whimsical femininity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.

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The Beauty of Little Details

BY NIVI MORALES
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 03, 2016

Working to raise awareness of the problems she experiences with her sight, Nivi Morales is a photographer with a difference. Here she talks about her journey as a 'visual person' to seeing in a different way - focussing on small details with her camera, climbing up high with her white cane to get the perfect shot, and working to raise awareness of people 'living between light and dark'. She also shares the work of some of her favourite white cane using photographers across the world.

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From Business to Photography

BY HECTOR TORRES
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Hector Torres had big dreams to follow in his parents foot steps in business, but found real weath and happiness in photography.  After having worked both the creative and commerical side of photography, he later opened his own Shoin Studio in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

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Multifaceted Art Originator

BY JORGE RAFAEL CALDERON
@ VOL 34 ON APR 20, 2017

Jorge Rafael Calderon talks about life as a Multifaceted Art Originator.  Through obstacles and opportunities, Jorge has made interesting contributions in art, design, film, sculpture, architecture, and even children's books.  

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Death Riders in India

BY CARL HJELTE
@ VOL 51 ON JUN 02, 2015

Swedish photographer Carl Hjelte takes us on a journey in India. Motorcycles, death riders & snakes!

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Unscripted Beauty

BY MURIEL BORDERS
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Art and the concept of beauty are all very personal. What is beautiful to one - may be abhorrent to another. Muriel Borders’ presentation highlights some of the unscripted moments of her concept of beauty.  Many of these photographs are taken with a Sony Alpha 7, although some are taken with mobile phones as Muriel often finds herself in situations of fleeting beauty, without a camera, and has learned to make do with what I have at that moment so as not to lose the moment.

 

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How Photography Saved My Life

BY KELSEY PRATER
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 21, 2019

Kelsey Prater, a portrait photographer based in Knoxville, has been shooting professionally for eight years (and even longer for fun!). Photography has carried her through some of her darkest times, including the death of loved ones. As she’s honed her creative practice, it’s been the primary way she’s learned to cultivate joy.