When Reese Williams started seeing pennies everywhere, on almost every day, she knew she had to do something about it. First - document. Second - start a blog. Third - tell the pennies' stories, from their perspective. Fourth - share at PechaKucha.
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Somewhere between dusk and dawn - a life around club music
BY MEGAN MANN
'Motivation Megan' rocked at the end of our Berlin Pecha Kucha for Haiti. When desperately asking around for presenters to jump in 3 days before the event was scheduled, it was her casual nonchalance and effortless promise to show some of her amazing photos that gave us organizers enough energy to pull it all through. A Guy Called Gerald-who Megan is working with-made some relaxing live music for Megan's photos from around the world.
Just Say Yes
BY MAVIS MCRAE
@ VOL 15
ON SEP 12, 2013
When Mavis McRae quit her government job in favor of freelance work, she knew she had to be open to new experiences and opportunities in order to be successful. Her willingness and flexibilty allowed her to travel around the world, teaching marketing and business in China, the Phillipines, and Vietnam. In the words of Ashton Kutcher, "opportunity looks a lot like hard work, while luck looks like stepping out of your comfort zone."
The World Around Me
BY FRANK LANZA
@ VOL 25
ON MAY 29, 2015
When asked "Why did you want to take my photo"
"Simply being yourself in this moment without any effort at all, you're just being you, and that's beautiful."
In The World Around me from Cleveland Vol. 25, photographer Frank Lanza offers his insights on experiencing authenticity though making photos of people. He proposes how not just stories, sights, and sounds are conveyed through photos, but also feelings and how those feeling can help us better understand and connect to the world around us.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, August 20th.
Tokyo Around the Clock
BY ELENA AFRAMOVA
@ VOL 131
ON DEC 16, 2015
"I wanted to show places that tourists cannot see, and strangers are not allowed."
In Tokyo Around the Clock, from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 131, Elena Aframova shares her 5-years-in-the-making photo project that utilizes thousands of dramatic black & white photographs to depict everyday life in Tokyo in the form of a graphic novel.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 15th, 2015.
BY DANIELA FETZ
@ VOL 10
ON SEP 02, 2016
Zwei Gestalterinnen auf der Suche nach dem Glück! Daniela Fetz und Nina Hofer machen ein Buch über das Glück. Sie suchen Menschen mit besonderen Tätigkeiten, die besonders erfüllt sind von dem was sie tun. Sie beobachten, interviewen und stellen durch ihre Berichte den Zusammenhang zum persönlichen Glück der Personen her. Ein Buch mit Kommentaren, Bildern, Interviews - eine Sammlung zum Thema Glück! www.glueckglueck.com
Dumb Luck / Big Hustle
BY MICHAEL HYP
@ VOL 22
ON APR 11, 2017
Crazy things happened to me because of dumb luck. This was one of them, and it damn well changed my life.
Michael Hyp is a creator of narratives and concepts for Nike, Inc. His work has influenced the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, NBA All-Star weekend, and the Nike Sportswear and ACG collections. He spends his off hours creating music that is not meant to be listened to, raising two kids and one 3-legged dog. Michael is mostly a Portland native, having spent a ton of time across the US and internationally, chasing the American dream of more money and less responsibility.