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Leticia Diaz

Photografer, Freelance in El Paso

My Colors Throughout the Years

PRESENTED ON JUN 23, 2016
IN EL PASO @ VOL 13

With her presentation, Artist and Professor Letty Diaz takes us on a small trip through her 36 years of art with a discussion of past and present work. Letty's work is primary photographic using live models to create dynamic portraiture. Much of the work is personal - focusing on her own children and students as the subjects.

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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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A Southern Original

BY MARGARET WARREN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 08, 2014

Margaret Warren speaks about her father, self-dubbed "Earl the Pearl", a photojournalist fascinated by the art of smoking and portraiture. 

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Art As Record

BY CATHERINE A. MOORE
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Catherine Moore is an illustrator and keeper of memories, it turns out. Listen as Moore talks about the various methods employed, even if accidentally, to retain a record, how that record is maintained, and what might happen with that record.

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Architectural Portraiture

BY THIBAUD HÉREM
@ VOL 131 ON DEC 16, 2015

"Each building is all about the detail and my personal approach to it."

In Architectural Portraiture from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, Architectural illustrator Thibaud Hémen shares a highly sophisticated collection of his work, intricate illustrations of buildings with painstaking attention to detail. His incredible drawings allow the unique personality of each subject to shine forth and be fully appreciated.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 8th, 2015. 

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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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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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Uncommon Portraiture

BY MIKE LOPEZ
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Mike Lopez brings a unique blend of portraiture with stylized versions of the traditional native hairdress go give his portraits a unique borderland flavor.

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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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Creative Portraits & Spontaneity

BY LISA GREY
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 08, 2018

Follow Lisa Grey's discovery of self through creative iPhone portraits.