PechaKucha is a method of storytelling through the format of an informal presentation. The name comes from the Japanese for ‘Chit Chat’.
Taking part in a PechaKucha can help with the formulation of ideas for a project, photobook, Distinction panel or just to help you find your own distinctive photographic voice - articulating and explaining your thoughts, no matter how initial, can often help you to begin to crystallise them.
The format of a PechaKucha 10x30 presentation is 10 of your images, each automatically changing every 30 seconds, over which you explain the concept. It is non-stop so you’ve got a maximum of 300 seconds - which is 5 minutes; after which will be five minutes for questions, comments, and feedback from the audience.
On 22nd January 2024 we held our first group PechaKucha where where 8 group members presented and talked about their images:
- Mike Kitson LRPS – The Beauty in Everyday Things
- Janice Payne ARPS – Venice Behind the Veil
- Alan Cameron ARPS – Perception
- Keith Walker – Landscape to Abstract, An Entirely Unexpected Journey
- Tim Hancock ARPS – Seeing White
- Richard Bircham LRPS – Lost and Found (Everyday Abstracts)
- Paul Kirby LRPS – Bridges of Bristol
- Steven Whittaker ARPS – Uist
A very hearty thanks for this first group of volunteers to try the process - we hope you enjoyed it if you were watching live. You can watch the recording of the event on our YouTube archive - the specific event is: https://youtu.be/Qgz0O3FszSI
(Other event recordings are listed at https://rps.org/groups/contemporary/contemporary-youtube/.)
We'll look to run another PechaKucha later in the year.