PechaKucha Presentation

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Kent Tompkins

Photographer/Videographer/Psychotherapist, Self Employed in Fort Collins

A World of Faces


In his talk, Kent Tompkins shares captivating candid portraits of the various people he encountered during his world travels. Not only did Kent photograph these individuals, he bonded with them to dive deeper into the inner workings of their culture and lives. He has specially selected photographs during his encounters with Native Americans, Egyptians, and Indians, all of which who have unique stories to share. This presentation makes one reminiscent of famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaed's quote, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” 

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Biking The World

@ VOL 31 ON OCT 01, 2013

Pablo Zulaica takes us on a wonderful trip around the world along with his bike, sharing the moments he has lived through this particular way of traveling and inviting us to experience differently the world we live in. (in Spanish)

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My Adventures with People to People

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 16, 2014

Give everyday citizens of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, and the result will be understanding, friendship, and lasting peace. That is the mission of People to People, and as an ambasador/chaperone for the program, Tami Norville gets to travel the world while sharing this mission with the next generation. Not a bad exchange at all.

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Photography Comes First

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

“These are quiet, concentrated, and precise images seemingly of everyday scenes, but in fact these are staged moments suspended in time.”

Photography has taken Nora Bibel all over the world: Vietnam, Myanmar, Germany and more. Nora speaks about her beautiful portrait work, books, and exhibitions that have made up her work. She tells us her themes are utopia, social change, home, memories, and more.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2015.

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The World Around Me

@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"

"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."

In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th. 

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Found Worlds: Connecting with the Magic and Beauty of the World through Contemplative Photography

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Denise Bossarte is a Miksang Contemplative Photography practitioner and certified teacher. With this practice, she engages in a photographic process that is a direct connection with the world in the present moment. Through Miksang, she captures images revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary world.

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Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World

@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

"In a very fast paced world, I think film is a very good tool to learn how to stop for a moment and acknowledge it."

In Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Ksenia Zizina shares how shooting film makes her better at seeing and appreciating the world. Zizina is a designer with a passion for all things creative - architecture, photography, art, design, travel - you name it! She works in architectural practice and uses the rest of her time to make photographs. Photography has become second nature for Zizina. It is an essential part of her 'storytelling' which involves preparing the film stock, shooting, developing negatives, scanning and archiving. She considers all parts as one creative approach to photography.

Ksenia not only shares some of her beautiful images but also conveys her passion for all the small and interesting aspects of the world and how taking photos helps her appreciate these things. By the end, you will want to pull out your camera and take some snaps of your community, your environment, and your world!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, July 28th, 2016. 

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Photo Sensei

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 10, 2016

Photography is not just Asia Hamilton’s passion; she uses her lens to examine the world, to connect with people of diverse backgrounds and to highlight the people, projects and places she loves.

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How to use travel to face your fears

@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Liz Carlson - I travel a lot and I’ve got a lot of fears. How does that work? As a professional travel blogger, I roam the world for a living. But instead of just taking pictures and telling stories, I use my adventures as an opportunity to challenge myself and overcome different fears while inspiring other people to do the same. 50 odd countries later, I’ve still got anxiety but now I also have learned many new things and have had quite a few screwups along the way.

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The World of Eyebex

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

In this presentation, Wajahat Malik showcases his adventures in Pakistan with the help of non-pretty pictures. He tells stories through his photos and also talks about his disdain for the perils of Mass Tourism in Pakistan.