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Tessa Bunney

Photographer in Vientiane

From Puffin Hunters to Prostitutes – Portraits from the last 15 years

PRESENTED ON MAR 31, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 2

Tessa Bunney is an accomplished photographer based in Vientiane, Laos who is fascinated by the intricacies of rural life. For her PechaKucha presentation she shares 20 of her favourite portraits from the last 15 years, during which she has met and photographed a diverse range of people both close to her home in rural North Yorkshire (UK) and around the world.

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Mud Portraits

BY HAROLD GODSOE
@ VOL 73 ON MAY 26, 2010

Canadian photographer Harold Godsoe introduces his series of "Mud Portraits," explaining what drew him to using mud, and what he feels comes out of the resulting photographs.

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15 Years in Asia

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Jean Snow is an Acadian (a French Canadian from the maritimes), and he has been in Asia for 15 years, in Japan for 14 years, and a blogger for 10 years. In this presentation, he shares what he's been up to all this time, leading to his current association with the PechaKucha organization (as its Executive Director). (in English)

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119 Portraits

BY MIHO OTA
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“My birthday in 2014, i started asking all my friends to draw me. I set three simple rules: 1) don’t look at others until you’re done with yours 2) draw me on the spot 3) you can not use erasers”

In 119 Portraits from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd Volume, Speaker, freelance writer, and sake lover Miho Ota detailed a project from which she had learned a great deal. On her birthday in 2014, Miho had decided to start a portraiture project, asking her artist friends to draw her portrait in a small sketchbook. The rule was simple: draw her on the spot, no erasers, and no looking of others until you finish yours. By her following birthday, Miho had a collection of 119 amazing portraits with countless stories attached to them.

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Building Narrative

BY SAMANTHA SHEEHAN
@ VOL 21 ON JUL 14, 2016

Photographer Samantha Sheehan discusses narrative building and her process for picture making. In this presentation, she highlights photographs from several different portrait-based series she's developed over the past 8 years.

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Rural Famous

BY JUSTIN BECKMAN
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

"That landscape and rural culture around it not only continues to inspire the work I make as an artist but inspires me as a husband and father, as a friend and a human."

In Rural Famous at PechaKucha Night Ellensburg Vol.7,  Justin Beckman shares his love of "open spaces". His journey from the smoggy city of Los Angeles to the rural views of Ellensburg have led him to create photography that highlight the beauty of rural landscapes and accentuates the differences between rural and city life. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 30th, 2017.

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Picture: Portraits

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

If you have seen any of Lulú De Panbehchi's other presentations, you know she will look at the deeper meaning behind a photograph. In this presentation she explores the question: Where does a portrait end?

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Why Portraits Matter

BY DAVID PARISH
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

"We should capture who we are at this moment."
 
In Why Portraits Matter from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 15, David Parish shares his decision to create portraits in a world of selfies and why portraits matter.  Utilizing his background in psychology to connect with his subjects, David brings new life to the art of the portrait.  His studio portraiture takes on a painterly quality while revealing the humanity of his subjects through a classical eye.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 29th, 2017. 
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Hāfu2Hāfu, portraits of hāfu and their question to you

BY TETSURO MIYAZAKI
@ VOL 148 ON JUN 22, 2017

Tetsuro Miyazaki presentes Hāfu2Hāfufu, a unique project photographing hāfu (mixed roots people with one Japanese parent) from all over the world and sharing their most significant questions about identity, sense of belonging or growing up with two different cultures.

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Ice in Iceland

BY SARAH-JANE BOTHAM
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 15, 2018

Sarah-Jane Botham is an artist based in Cairns, Australia.  At the beginning of 2016 Sarah-Jane was in Reykjavic, Iceland for two months as an artist residency.  She became fascinated by the incredible ice formations she was living amongst.  Sarah-Jane shares her photographs and stories from her time in Iceland.