PechaKucha Presentation

Strange Fruit; Split Seed

PRESENTED ON MAR 31, 2015
IN BEACON @ VOL 1

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak presents a series of drawing based on lynching photographs:

"I began my drawing series based on James Allen’s “Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America” to reject the roles I found myself in when viewing the images; at first, vicariously the victim, then, a spectator guilty because of my ineffectual presence. In the act of just looking, I also became a witness to the exhibition of a human being's destruction, no different than any other spectator. Like the other participant's affirmation and justification of the inhuman act that had occurred, I also became accomplice to the crime.

I asked myself: How could I avoid the irreversible effects of the photograph? How could I conversely act upon the photograph?"

"Presentation of the Day" on May 20, 2015.

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PechaKucha and Other Strange Phenomenon

BY BENJAMIN JULVE
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 25, 2011

Benjamin Julve has been documenting PechaKucha Nights in Barcelona since the series' inception in 2008. This is a special "behind the scenes" presentation that includes just a few of the hundreds of photos he has taken so far. (in Spanish)

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Looking Back

BY WALTER COKER
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 14, 2014

Walter Coker looks back over twenty years of photography and shares with us what it has taught him about compassion. The world can be a big and cruel of only the strong, smart, and rich survive. This is not all entirely true, and some get left behind, pushed aside, and even abused from the rest of the pack. Walter shares his photos and stories to remind us that we need to show more compassion everyday. Not only to each other, but with the nature that lives with us. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 9, 2014.

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Good Fruit, Good Homemade Jam's Story

BY 柯亞YA KE
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Ms. Ke talks about her experience of starting a homemade jam kitchen in the remote outskirts of Zhanghua's Shengang Village. Her journey of fruit discovery across Taiwan is like a road-trip movie in itself. She recounts her discovery of unique fruits from places like Taidong and Nantou, and she is outspoken about how a fruit farmer's livelihood is affected when government planning is insufficient or when nature is at its worst.

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30g.tw - The Fair Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Platform

BY 彭昱融YU JUNG PENG
@ VOL 26 ON OCT 10, 2015

Returning to Hualien to operate the 30g.tw fruit and vegetable shopping platform, Mr. Peng rediscovered his hometown through the variety of its produce. He hopes the creation of this platform will help the farmers by allowing their produce to achieve better pricing in a fairer market. He collaborates with designers who have made it easier for fresh produce to enter the market.

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Strangers in a Strange Land

BY DEREK COGHLAN
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 27, 2015

Derek Coghlan presents again for us, this time telling us his feelings about immigration and how he experienced it firsthand. 

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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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The Speed of Light

BY LINA MARÍA VELANDIA
@ VOL 12 ON APR 16, 2015

Photography in the digital era seems like this endless pursuit of humankind to grasp time, in the fastest possible way. But for Lina María Velandia, taking pictures or drawing is more about image-making, no matter how long it may take.

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Achacha, the Dancing Fruit!

BY BRUCE AND HELEN HILL
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 20, 2016

In Achacha, the Dancing Fruit! Bruce and Helen Hill share the story behind the launching of the Amazon basin fruit, the Achacha, into the fruit bowls of the world.

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Drawing is easy

BY DMITRY BOIKO
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

How to enjoy drawing? How to learn drawing and do we really need to learn? Dmitry Boiko will tell how to make drawing an integral part of your life.