Junctionview. Although not as hip & funky as Junctionview, the Gateway Theater provided a great setting for the event.
The video above features Rainer Ziehm, who always tells a great story. He travels abroad frequently, gets to know the locals, and photographs them. His presentation this time focused on one of his reoccurring themes--people smoking. Although he doesn't smoke himself, he is drawn to documenting those who are in the act of.
Though I would like to hear more about the artists' process(es) rather than listen to a portfolio presentation, Pecha Kucha offers a great way to learn about creatives in your area. Check out more at www.pecha-kucha.org, and if there is not a chapter in your city, definitely start one.