“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. In “Photography Comes First” from PKN Bangalore Vol. 13 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.

No, PKN Bangalore isn't looking to insult you; the theme of their Vol. 11 event will be "garbage" of all sorts. Here's what they have to say about it:

Bangalore has begun to fight its garbage problem, but weren’t we all already? This PechaKucha Bengaluru will see speakers dive into the depths of the discarded, pulling out stacks of critical and cultural debris: garbage collection, scrap art, city planning, rubbish music, trashy movies and other things from the dumpster. From the serious to the arcane, the joyful to the profane, this grown-up version of show-and-tell – 20 slides for 20 seconds each – will be sure to leave you breathless...

To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

PKN Bangalore + Inspire Japan

PKN Bangalore + Inspire Japan Bangalore will take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16, part of the opening of the "Urban Bengaluru" photography exhibition -- as organizer Archana Prasad tells us, "this event will include an exhibition by the presenters who are all photographers who used the city of Bangalore as their source of inspiration." It all takes place at Jaaga from 19:30 -- you'll find more details on the official event page, and we're also including in this post a full press release for the exhibition.

URBAN BENGALURU A collective of Urban Photography from Bangalore YOU ARE INVITED TO BE PART OF OUR GRAND EXHIBITION OPENING When: Saturday, April 16th, 7.30PM After an intensive two-week workshop with award winning German Photographer and Designer Fabian Sixtus Körner, Urban Bengaluru and Jaaga are proud to present to you the final exhibition shot straight from the streets of Bangalore. An alliance of five 5 Bangalorian professional and amateur photographers will showcase their personal view of their home-city. Come down to see what is being created in your hometown. Exhibitors: Ashwin Kumar Devendra Purbiya Moksha Carambiah Priya Prakash Sam Mohan Fabian Sixtus Körner THE IMPORTANT STUFF: Location: Jaaga - Creative Common Ground No. 16/1, Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road Opposite Hockey Stadium, Shanthinagar, Bangalore - 560025. INDIA. 3pm Exhibition opens for public viewing 7:30pm Venkataramanan Associates in collaboration with and host a special Pecha Kucha [] evening with 6 photographers who will reveal how the urbanity of Bengaluru inspired their work during a one week workshop conducted by Fabian Sixtus Körner and Jaaga. This Pecha Kucha session in Bangalore is dedicated to the victims of the Tsunami in Japan and any proceedings or donations made by guests will go towards their aid. 8:30pm Drinks, snacks and conversation! UK based ZENNESSY presents rowdy bass-music flavours on the rooftop ( ) SEE YOU THERE! // Links // Portfolio of Fabian Sixtus Körner: Original Info of Urban Bengaluru Photography Workshop: URBAN BENGALURU A collective of Urban Photography from Bangalore Exhibitors in detail: Ashwin Kumar - “Living Around Death” An amateur photographer keen on cataloging people and time. Moksha Carambiah - “The Door in the Wall” Graphic designer and amateur photographer, begins most of her sentences with ‘when I was young, Bangalore used to be…’ but lives, breathes and loves Bengaluru. Devendra Purbiya - “Wounded Street” Full time Software engineer evolved into full time photographer. Priya Prakash - “Bus Life” 20 year old Student and part time photographer. Sam Mohan - “Invisible Resonance” Professional photographer residing in Bangalore. He completed his Masters in contemporary art photography from university of sunderland,UK and has received hassleblad masters semifinalist award for 2010. Fabian Sixtus Körner - “Stories of a Journeyman” Award winning architect, graphic designer, photographer, blogger and full time Design-Journeyman whose work is exhibited worldwide and published in renowned media.

PKN Bangalore Vol. 4

Bangalore's fourth PechaKucha Night was held just a few days after the "Global PechaKucha Night in Haiti," and from what we hear, it was a great one. Here then are a few photos from PKN Bangalore Vol. 4, sent to us by the city's organizers.