Photohoku at TEDxYouth@Tokyo

Photohoku had a truly super fun day hosting our second year of workshops and photo booth for some inspiring young adults all day long at TEDxYouth@Tokyo! Thanks to Jason, Hiroko, Airi, and all the awesome crew at TEDxTokyo and Tokyo International School! And thanks to Photohoku’s own Hiroshi, Alex, Jamie, and Yasuko for being super troopers today! Thanks for all your help! See you all next time! WOOHOO!

Super Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Approaches Philippines

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/06/368858685/half-a-million-flee-to-shelters-as-super-typhoon-nears-philippines Thoughts and prayers with the Philippines as super typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) approaches. Stay safe.

We made it to Oklahoma!

We made it to Oklahoma and had a hugely successful day yesterday with the super cool kids of Briarwood Elementary at their brand-spanking new school. It just so happened to be “Wacky Wednesday” and the kids were decked out in crazy hair, mix-matched shoes, and all around upsides down fashion. It made for a great day of class photos! Everybody remembered us and gave us a very warm welcome! The school’s adjacent neighborhoods that were nearly leveled to the ground last year were budding with new homes everywhere. Still many empty lots and many more homes still under construction […]

Oklahoma Bound!

OK!!! Its official. We’re Oklahoma bound, on the wings of a prayer and by the grace of some amazingly generous Okies, and, as you’ve come to expect, by the seat of our burning pants. We’ll be conducting PHOTOKLAHOMA activities this week in Moore, OK, on 10/29, 10/30, and 11/1, making new family photos and albums for tornado-affected families in the Plaza Tower and Briarwood communities. We need volunteers if anybody can break free. More details coming soon. We also need some items on this Amazon Wishilist, with priority on instant film, the Fuji FP-100c, we need about 30 packs at […]

Photosayas / Photohoku – Part 2 – Bantayan Island

After an eventful few days in Cebu City which included a talk at PechaKucha presentation at Politcs Cafe, we headed north by bus and ferry to the beautiful island of Bantayan in central Visayas where stayed for the rest of our time in the Philippines. In the town of Santa Fe where we stayed, pristine beaches and aquamarine waters lent to an atmosphere of peace and tranquility but the island was ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in Nov of last year. It decimated many of the communities, tearing down 1000s of homes, halting any tourism as well as the vital fishing and […]

New Webs Site

Hi Pholks, The old website crashed and burned recently and we are trying to pick up the pieces here. It’s going to take a while to get all the photos and contents over here so please be patience while we work on it in the coming weeks. We just went ahead and decided to go ahead go live with it anyway despite still a lot of stuff to sort out, so at least people had a landing page. To dive deeper into Photohoku, hope on the Facebook page and check out what we have be doing. Lots to see there and […]