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Yuko Yoshikawa

Co-founder, Photohoku in Tokyo

Photohoku to Photomoto

PRESENTED ON FEB 24, 2017
@ VOL 22

Yuko Yoshikawa shares about taking the photo-giving experieces and successes of her Photohoku initiative to those living in temporary housing thoughout earthquake-stricken Kumamoto. 

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Photohoku

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

"She saw her photo and she said: 'I didn't think I'd be able to see myself smile again. Now I know I can smile again.'"

In "Photohoku" from PechKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 101, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa introduce the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.

 

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Photohoku 2.0

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

“We gave out over 1000 albums and 10,000 portraits. We’ve involved 300 volunteers and 1000+ supporters. ”

In Photohoku 2.0, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 116, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on their family photo album re-buidling project, Photohoku. This effort was founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 and aims to make new photos of families affected by disaster. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2014 and on March 19, 2016. 

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Inspired by Nepal, a Langtang Ago

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
IN TOKYO

Prior to establishing himself in Tokyo over a decade ago, Brian Scott Peterson made a trip half way around the world to, in his words "the mystifyingly scenic", country of Nepal. In a wonderlust quest for "adventure of most epic proportions", Peterson set off from age-old city Kathmandu, long-hauling across treacherous trail to the Himalayan kingdoms highest peaks, to the remote mountainous village of Langtang, a journey against all others after would be measured.  

Heartbroken to see the recent devastation and disastrous loss of the place that forever changed his life, he offers this emotional tale of his sojourn there, simply as a starting point.  

No stranger to disaster response, Peterson hopes to eventually repeat in Nepal his successful volunteer effort from Japan, the family photo rebuilding project Photohoku

Finally he asks, "How can the tried and true creativity in the greater PechaKucha community rally to share stories and support for Nepal?"

Check out his past presentations about Photohoku:

Photohoku

Photohoku 2.0

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Forever in an Instant!

BY FREDERICK JON CHEN
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 15, 2015

"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo."

In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. 

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From Photohoku to PechaKucha (via Aalen)

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

PechaKucha Global Dude and resident photobum, Brian Scott Peterson come to Aalen, Germany and shares the story of making his was from his old hometown in USA to his adopted home in bright and shining Tokyo. He spotlights a wonderful project he started there in response to the 3.11 earthquake called Photohoku. It's a volunteer effort to make new family photos and rebuild family photos albums for familes affected by distaster. Finally he shares how this project lead him to his newest love, PechaKucha, and how PechaKucha is helping to put the method in it's network of creative communities all over the world!  

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The Adventures of Jace, a photo odyssey featuring an action figure I have from the game Magic the Gathering

BY KATIE BOYER
@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

Katie Boyer is the head of Teen Services at the Benton Harbor Public Library. She is also the creator of an online photo odyssey, dubbed The Adventures of Jace, featuring Jace, an action figure have from the game 'Magic the Gathering'.

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How to capture a multiple story in a photo

BY BRIAN MEGENS
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

How can the relation that a person has with a book, and a city be captured in a photo? This was the challenge in the photography project that photographer Brian Megens had; creating 20 different portraits of professors, students, staff, and alumni. In his PechaKucha presentation, he tells about the process of including multiple layers of stories in each photo.

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Car Crash: A Photo Book

BY MATT WERNER
@ VOL 11 ON DEC 07, 2017

Matt Werner escaped corporate America and taught college management for 8 years before returning to his family farm in Indiana. His passion is great story telling--reading, writing, listening. He has published 3 works of nonfiction and 1 photo book of old car crash scenes. When he's not farming, obsessing over old photo negatives, or imbibing local beer, he's plotting his next adventure.

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The Watkins Photo Archive Project

BY HOWARD WATKINS
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 28, 2018

Howard Watkins talks about his photo library that archives events in Fresno County.