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Frederick Jon Chen

Student, University of Warwick in Coventry

Forever in an Instant!

PRESENTED ON JUL 15, 2015
IN SINGAPORE @ VOL 13

"Anyone facing adversity can experience some form of healing or solace from something as seemingly insignificant as the gift of an instant photo."

In Forever in an Instant from PechaKucha Night Singapore Vol. 13, photographer Frederick Chen shares his experience of working with Photohoku, a photo-giving volunteer initiative that was born in response to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through the act of giving photos, rather than taking photos, Frederick explains how photography has the power to restore hope for people in need, giving them something often overlooked in other relief efforts. In a final call-to-action, Frederick challenges us to take up the cause, putting forward the notion that the ways that photo-giving can make a difference in people's lives is only limited by our imaginations.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 24th, 2015. 

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Photohoku

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

Photohoku from PechKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 101, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa introduce the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region, to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2013.

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Contained Stories

BY NIKKI BISENIEKS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2013

Nikki Bisenieks received her first camera at age 7; since then, photography has been her medium of choice to capture the stories happening around her. Here she gives us a short survey of her photography, including her choice of subjects and preference for film. 

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Photohoku 2.0

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

“We gave out over 1000 albums and 10,000 portraits. We’ve involved 300 volunteers and 1000+ supporters. ”

In Photohoku 2.0, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 116, photographers Brian Scott Peterson and Yuko Yoshikawa go into depth on their family photo album re-buidling project, Photohoku. This effort was founded in response to the giant earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 and aims to make new photos of families affected by disaster. It has grown into a global photo-giving, fundraising movement and has spread to the US, the Philippines, Australia, Korea, and many more.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 5, 2014 and on March 19, 2016. 

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MPACK Photography

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Ron  Yearwood share about events photography, headshots, and more.

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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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Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World

BY KSENIA ZIZINA
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 16, 2016

"In a very fast paced world, I think film is a very good tool to learn how to stop for a moment and acknowledge it."

In Take Time to Stop, Take a Photo, and REALLY See the World from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 11Ksenia Zizina shares how shooting film makes her better at seeing and appreciating the world. Zizina is a designer with a passion for all things creative - architecture, photography, art, design, travel - you name it! She works in architectural practice and uses the rest of her time to make photographs. Photography has become second nature for Zizina. It is an essential part of her 'storytelling' which involves preparing the film stock, shooting, developing negatives, scanning and archiving. She considers all parts as one creative approach to photography.

Ksenia not only shares some of her beautiful images but also conveys her passion for all the small and interesting aspects of the world and how taking photos helps her appreciate these things. By the end, you will want to pull out your camera and take some snaps of your community, your environment, and your world!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, July 28th, 2016. 

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From Photohoku to PechaKucha (via Aalen)

BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 19, 2016

PechaKucha Global Dude and resident photobum, Brian Scott Peterson come to Aalen, Germany and shares the story of making his was from his old hometown in USA to his adopted home in bright and shining Tokyo. He spotlights a wonderful project he started there in response to the 3.11 earthquake called Photohoku. It's a volunteer effort to make new family photos and rebuild family photos albums for familes affected by distaster. Finally he shares how this project lead him to his newest love, PechaKucha, and how PechaKucha is helping to put the method in it's network of creative communities all over the world!  

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

She seeks to bring attention to community involvement, volunteering, and teaching the youth these same things to create a better future.

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Photohoku to Photomoto

BY YUKO YOSHIKAWA
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 24, 2017

Yuko Yoshikawa shares about taking the photo-giving experieces and successes of her Photohoku initiative to those living in temporary housing thoughout earthquake-stricken Kumamoto.