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PAST VOL 14

Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Jun 11, 2013

PAST VOL 9

Bangkok @ Launchpad
Aug 21, 2013

PAST VOL 2

Bedford @ The George and Dragon
Jun 05, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Osaka @ Knowledge Salon, GRAND FRONT OSAKA
May 24, 2014

PAST VOL 10

Johannesburg
Jul 24, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ Westin Hotel
Feb 09, 2015

PAST VOL 49

Auckland @ Metro Theatre (Mangere East Hall)
Nov 19, 2015

PAST VOL 30

Cleveland @ Music Box Supper Club
Mar 30, 2017

PAST VOL 22

Umeå @ Elite Hotel Mimer
Apr 26, 2017

PAST VOL 26

Sunshine Coast @ Noosa Regional Gallery
Jul 31, 2018

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The Pictures in the Hall

BY DOUG SMITH
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 26, 2011

"He was introducing the Ziggy Stardust persona. It was obvious to everybody that it was going to be absolutely massive. I remember being aware that I was witnessing something special, the emergence of a star."

In The Pictures in the Hallway, from PechaKucha Night Derby Vol. 3, Doug Smith shares an absolutely amazing PechaKucha about photos taken in London 40 years ago, of rock legends of a phenomenal era of music. Photos of Bowie, Eno, Dury, and others now gracing his hallway in Derby, an ultimately cool testament of Smith's love for music. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on November 2nd, 2013 and again on January 14th, 2015 following the passing of David Bowie.

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Getting it Just Right

BY DAVID KERNICK
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

As a local surf life-saver and regular ski-paddler, David Kernick has spent many years on the beautiful local waterways or surfing the beaches. His view of the local area comes from a different perspective to most as he regularly paddles in the late afternoon light and has seen many spectacular sunsets. This passion for water and low light is reflected in much of his photographic work and he enjoys the peacefulness and serenity of shooting nature, water, and landscapes. David also loves the social interaction of portrait photography and watching his subjects develop in confidence, capturing their personalities and in particular seeing the smile on their faces when they see the final product.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 15, 2014.

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Photography Comes First

BY NORA BIBEL
@ 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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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Message in a Bottle

BY GEORGE BOORUJY
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 04, 2016

George Boorujy was born and bred in New Providence New Jersey, and now lives in Brooklyn, along with almost everyone else. He is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery in New York, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts. 

Check out George's project, New York Pelagic, here!

Read about the bottle that washed up on a beach in France here!

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Looking into selfie

BY BERNADETTE VONG
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Accomplished photographer Bernadette Vong talks about the concept of selfies – from its beginnings in the 19th century as a way of self branding to the fast-paced way that we use it today.

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

BY TESSA BUNNEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

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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Context

BY SEYHR QAYUM
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 27, 2018

In her presentation, Seyhr Qayum shares her current studio practice and the concepts that inform her art-making decisions. 

Conceptually, Seyhr's art is largely about cross-cultural exchange, and her perception of the differences between liberal and conservative societies. She combines representational portraiture and figurative illustrations, with elements of abstraction. 

The idea of women empowerment is a focus in Seyhr's artworks. She has seen both the liberal and conservative side of life, and therefore has a fair idea of what it means to be a woman in both these worlds. All her work portrays Pakistani women as strong, empowered members of the society rather than stale and stereotypical illustrations. Her life-sized paintings of empowered female figures, such as ‘Here’s Looking at You, Kid,’ where a woman boldly stares back at you, encapsulate the idea of showing Pakistani women as strong and capable rather than submissive or troubled beings.

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London Road

BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 06, 2018

"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".

Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.

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The art of adventure

BY DREW COPUS
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 19, 2019

"Inspiring young people is very important. I was introduced to stencils at a primary school workshop when I was 12." Drew Copus takes us on a whirlwind tour of his creative adventures including painting up squats and streets in Holland, Germany, Bristol, Hastings and beyond, getting lost in the mountains of Montenegro, partying in the Houses of Parliament and leading workshops in Bexhill.

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PechaKucha Self-Portraits

Elisa Yon is the organizer of PechaKucha Night in Victoria, and she's been experimenting with the PK 20x20 format a bit, as described below: Elisa Yon, who organized Victoria’s Pecha Kucha night, is now in her first year of the MAA program at Emily Carr. Elisa is an architect who won an architectural design competition that led to her representing Scotland at the 2008 Venice Biennale, so she had no shortage of professional accomplishments to share with her fellow students and faculty. But in her getting-to-know-me Pecha Kucha presentation, she began not with the usual approach of showing slides of her work, but instead shared slides that others had sent her. Elisa asked some important people in her life to send her images that said something about her, and in speaking to those slides, Elisa spoke volumes about her work, character and key relationships. Based on that experience, Elisa is now experimenting with Pecha Kucha as a way of curating self-portraits using contributed images. She’s asked for my help, and I have agreed to solicit 20 images from different people who know me — some well, some not so well– in order to build a collective picture. It’s kind of like a 360 evaluation based on creative feedback rather than analytic feedback. You can read the full post here. Why not try it yourself?

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Tokyo, Portraits and Fictions

In our second presentation today, "Tokyo, Portraits and Fictions," the one and only Manuel Tardits (of architectural firm Mikan) takes us on a special tour of various Tokyo landscapes, by way of his new book. It was recorded at Tokyo's PechaKucha Night Vol. 89, part of the Global Cities Week.

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Mud Portraits

Our "Presentation of the Day" sees Canadian photographer Harold Godsoe introduce 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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Portraits of Movember

Unable to grow a wicked 'stache of his own, photographer James Everett promoted men's health awareness in his own way: through photography. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Portraits of Movember" from PKN Toronto Vol. 21, James took to the studio, photographed over 50 amazing moustaches, and documented their progressive growth over the course of the month of November. He discusses the learning curve of taking on a such a massive project and progressive improvement of his results. 

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Perfecting Portraits

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Perfecting Portraits" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 9, photographer Ian Taylor teaches us how to take the perfect portrait. He talks about light, composition, the moment, apertures, where your light source should be, the importance of the eyes, zooming with your feet, and mixing up your perspective.

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Portrait 365

After years of taking portraits and noticing a lack of diversity in his portfolio, photographer David Lipnowski embarked upon a personal project that would consume his professional life for an entire year. In "Portrait 365" from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 16, he tells us how began taking a single, unique portrait daily as of January 1, 2013 and continued his task until the end of the year. 

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Architectural Portraiture

"Each building is all about the detail and my personal approach to it." In Architectural Portraiture from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, Architectural illustrator Thibead 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.

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19 Portraits

“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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Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits

"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."   In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing.  Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.

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Why Portraits Matter

"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 though a classical eye.