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Nick Girard

Founder/Director, Fortland Productions in Portsmouth, NH

Finding Home

PRESENTED ON FEB 23, 2017
IN PORTSMOUTH NH @ VOL 28

"Our home wasn't the house we were leaving, and it wasn't the house we were moving to, it was the family we were. And now, as an adult, I've gotta redefine home."

In "Finding Home" from PechaKucha Night Portsmouth Vol. 28Nick Girard shares his inspiring journey which took him and his girlfriend across the world. Accompanied by the stunning photography of the beautiful sights he explored, Nick presents to us that home is not a stationary place but a state of mind.

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To Feel at Home

BY ROSHI GIVECHI
@ VOL 104 ON JUN 26, 2013

Roshi Givechi gives us a peek into her life, from childhood to recent events, and tells us how they influenced what she thinks of as 'home'. Her story shows that it's the small rituals and everyday moments that combine to create a sense of home, no matter where you are. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 28, 2013.

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Visual Storytelling

BY ASMA INAYAT
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

To promote the passion and understanding of geography and cities, Asma Inayat encourages teaching the young and the old about map reading, geography skills, travel writing and all that travel photography entails. Like telling a story visually, this will be conducted through workshops for young kids and adults.

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Finding Home

BY TAMIM AL-KADASI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 14, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks on his conceptual definition of home. He shows us that where you come from is less important than where you’re going. Tamim discusses feeling homesick in his homeland after living abroad, and the realizations he's come to along the way.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 1, 2014.

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Photography Comes First

BY NORA BIBEL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

“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. 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.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 26, 2015.

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Going Home

BY YVONNE LARKINS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 21, 2014

Yvone Larkins. Going home to a place I've never been before is a talk about self discovry and a journey taken, insearch of family heritage, family values and personal growth.

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How A Tiny House Journey Has Led To A Larger Life

BY RUSS CLIME
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Russ and Rebecca Clime are professional photographers who learned an important lesson early on about making life better.  Hear how they went from life in the house to simplifying in a smaller home giving them more freedom to travel and experience joy together!

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Why I Wander

BY CHERYL REGO
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

Cheryl Rego loves to see the world, from Bancroft to Bangkok and everything in between. She talks about how and why her wanderlust emerged.

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Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography

BY JONATHAN H. LEE
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

"I was hungry for more than concrete and cars but I didn't where to seek answers."

In "Finding Purpose Through Travel, Service, and Photography" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 32, Jonathan H. Lee shares his extraordinary experiences that have led him to opportunities that would forever change his life.

Jonathon is a traveling photographer and videographer with a passion for wilderness, community development, and sustainable food and urban systems. In the past several years his work and interests have given him opportunities to visit many places around the globe for learning, serving, and sharing in all forms. Jonathan’s most recent collaboration is with Conscious Impact, a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding community in a rural village in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

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Addicted to Photography

BY RYAN BRANDOFF
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

"I was able to transition myself from a... soul draining paper pusher into a freelance creative that's able to make a living on art."

From Addicted To Photography from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 41, Ryan Brandoff shares his story about how his passion for photography has changed his mundane 9 to 5 lifestyle into a life worth living.