PechaKucha Night Paris
steals the City Focus this week with their recent Vol. 28 on Agriculture and Architecture at Volumes. Check out some of presentations from the event now added to the archive of nearly 8000 presentations now online! Bon travail, PechaKucha Night Paris! 

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 [640] 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. 

Dominique Playoust

Dominique Playoust 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.

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.


Video Report on PKN Paris Vol. 9

The organizers behind PechaKucha Night in Paris put together another terrific video report for their latest edition (Vol. 9), held late last month. We'll feature photos from the event later this week.
Following yesterday's look at PechaKucha Night in Paris Vol. 8 through photos, here's a terrific video report on the event, directed by Mathias Garnier. The interviews -- in French -- cover how each presenter tackled the PKN format.

PKN Paris Vol. 8

PechaKucha Night packed over 500 attendees at the Divan du Monde venue in Paris late last month for that city's very succesful Vol. 8. All photos from the event were taken by Rémy Deluze -- there's much more to see at PKN Paris' Flickr photostream.



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.