APRIL 17, 2013
Last year, Paris Photo fair held a very special PechaKucha event for photographers to speak at a rapid pace on their works. The British Journal of Photography featured this PechaKucha function in their January 2013 print edition, and now on the web.
Here's a slice of their editorial pie:
...Now the format has gone viral. More than  cities have held a Pecha Kucha night - from Eureka in Montana, a town of just 1500 people near the Canadian border, to Dubai and its ever-growing multinational community - and it's no longer confined to architects and designers. "People have realised that you don't need more than six minutes and 40 seconds to get your point across. Pecha Kucha presentations allow anyone to get up and present their latest work or passion, especially young entrepreneurs who may only have one project to their name and thus not enough for a full lecture," observes Dytham. And so far everyone from schoolchildren to yacht builders have adopted it, photographers included.
By all means, check out the full article, it goes quite deep into the benefits of the format not only to photography, but all creative medium.
MARCH 12, 2012
It's with great sadness that we share with you news that PechaKucha Night in Paris organizer Dominique Playoust has passed away. Even though we had known Dominique was ill, the news came as a shock to us, and hit everyone at PechaKucha HQ very hard. Dominique had taken over as organizer two years ago, and he was very passionate about producing fantastic PechaKucha Nights, and that has always meant a lot to us. All our sympathies go out to his family and friends, and we also thank Paris team member Benoît Drouillat for sharing the news with us, and for offering to carry on the PKN torch in Paris.
JULY 17, 2009
PKN Paris Vol. 9
We posted Paris' video report for PechaKucha Night Vol. 9 earlier this week, and now here's a gallery of photos from the event -- see the city's Flickr photostream for more. All photos were again taken by Rémy Deluze.
A Paris tradition that continues with this edition are portraits of every presenter. We highlight a few below, but visit the city's photostream for the full set.
JULY 13, 2009
MAY 20, 2009
MAY 19, 2009
APRIL 23, 2009
PechaKucha Night in Paris Vol. 8 is just around the corner (April 28), and that evening's presentations will then be followed by a screening of the terrific PSST!3 collaborative film series. Can't be there? Luckily for the rest of us, all of the 17 shorts from this year's edition of the "exquisite corpse" inspired festival are also available for viewing online.