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'The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series' — June 6, 2013

‘The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series’ — June 6, 2013

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops is beginning a series of free monthly presentations featuring photographers from the Los Angeles Times.

Times photojournalist Michael Robinson Chavez will kick off the first event, “The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series,” June 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Robinson Chavez, who has been a Times photographer since 2007, will show work from his 19-year career, which also includes stints with the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Associated Press. He has covered wide-ranging assignments in more than 50 countrie,s including: the Congolese civil war, quakes and tsunamis in Indonesia and Chile, the Egyptian revolution of 2011, slum life in India and Brazil, gold mining in Peru, the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli war, the Russia-Georgia war in 2008, the Israeli and Palestinian conflict and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

He was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Photojournalism in 2012 and named second-place photographer of the year by Pictures of the Year International in 2010. In 2008 he won the Scripps Howard National Award for Photojournalism, and he has twice been named photographer of the year by the White House News Photographers’ Assn.

Caption: An enclosure under a rail overpass serves as a haven for crack users. Drug abuse is a widespread problem in Brazil, especially in the gang-run favelas. (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

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