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Sammi Sparke

Photographer

"When I see photographs of myself as a child I want to go back and meet that child and find out what I was like."

Photographer Sammi Sparke walks us through some images from her family album and goes beyond nostalgia and instead digs deeper and explores the memories that define us as individuals and how that affects our future.

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Filmmaking in Turkey - Redefining the Image

BY MANUEL INACKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Manuel Inacker, freelance filmmaker and journalist, was strongly influenced by his studies and time spent in Turkey in his pursuit of imagery and how these visual expressions influence our collective memory.  In his talk, he explains with various visual examples of how images and films shaped his ideas for his own short film project named KOZA.
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Capturing a Moment

BY NAMITA AZAD
IN BROOKLYN

Namita Azad is a freelance photographer specializing in wedding and travel photography. Her presentation explains how each photograph is a story caught in time and how she makes sure they become beautiful memories.

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There is no difference between art, life and love.

BY FELINE MINNE
@ PECHAKUCHA 20X20 AS PART OF KICK OVER THE STATUES AT HASSELL ON MAR 02, 2017

In 'There is no difference between art, life and love' artist Feline Minne shares with us some of her brilliantly colourful and delightful art pieces.

As you learn from her PechaKucha for Feline both love and memory are key subjects in her work. She is interested in the perspective of a child, the feeling of wonder, the joy and humour within emotional narratives.

We want Feline's art all over our walls!

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The Quintessential Photograph

BY NAZIA AKRAM ZAHIDI
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Nazia Akram Zahidi's journey starts from the gaping Arabian Sea till the mountainous range of the Himalayas and everything in between. This voyage is a depiction of the quintessential photograph(s) that capture the energy and vitality of the places that she came across in her travels as a photographer in Pakistan.

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Relationship Compatibility

BY SAMUEL (SAMMY) ADJEI
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 05, 2018

Samuel (Sammy) Adjei speaks about Relationship Compatibility. Many partners just think compatibility means they should have similar interests, values, expectations etc; and so when their differences become evident in the relationship, they become helpless and give up.

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Selfie Life: A Love Letter

BY KATE GARDINER
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

Think “selfies” are the lowest form of expression in our increasingly digital world? We promise you’ll think differently after hearing local photographer Kate Gardiner's talk on why everyone (including you) should be taking them.

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Craft as Work and Image

BY JUSTYN DENNEY
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Justyn Denney is a New Zealand based photographer with 15 years professional experience in commercial, fine art, and documentary photography. This PechaKucha explores her experience documenting New Zealand craftsman as well as the relationship between the work and craft in image as a tool for both appreciation and preservation.

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From Hastings With Love, Portraiture as a process of self-discovery, creating identities and telling our stories

BY ROSSANA LEAL
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 18, 2019

Rossana Leal is the Director of the Hastings and Rother Refugee Buddying Project and WOMA Women of The Year 2019. She explores the role of portraiture and photography in creating our own stories, remembering the people we encountered and the places that saw us grow and evolve. 

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Exploring our relationship with nature and its impact on the environment through photography

BY LAUREL CHOR
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 31, 2019

LAUREL CHOR, a photojournalist, shares her idea of the relationship between human and nature and their mutual impact through a collection of photos she takes in both natural and urban environment.