Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

April 12, 1989: Shafts of sunlight are the only illumination for a Metro rail station under construction at 7th and Flower streets. The 4.4-mile segment of the Metro Red Line, including this station, opened on Jan. 30, 1993.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

April 30, 1978: Los Angeles Aztecs' Ron Davies gets a kick in the face from Oakland Stompers' Paki Paunocich. A cut and blooded Davies, right, remained in the game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

Feb. 20, 1977: Mixed reactions as horses cross the finish line at Hollywood Park. This photo was published in the Feb. 22 1977, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

Nov. 6, 1974: Gov.-elect Jerry Brown talks with reporters at his campaign headquarters in Los Angeles shortly before giving his victory speech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

July 17, 1976: Officers escort children from Greyhound bus upon their return to Chowchilla at 4 a.m. This photo was published in the July 18, 1976, Los Angeles Times. On July 15, 1976, three men kidnapped 26 children and their bus driver from a school bus and left them imprisoned in a buried truck.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

July 23, 1976: The interior of the moving van where the Chowchilla kidnapping victims were held. This photo was published in the July 24, 1976, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

March 8, 1979: The Space Shuttle Columbia is rolled out of a hangar at the Rockwell plant in Palmdale to begin its 38-mile trip to Edwards Air Force Base.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIck Meyer / Los Angeles Times

May 29, 1992: Chief Daryl Gates takes the baton and directs the LAPD concert band. The LAPD recruit officer class was graduated at the Police Academy that day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

March 14, 1976: Thanks to a long telephoto lens, cross traffic on Sepulveda Boulevard at Los Angeles International Airport appears to be an American Airlines jet. This photo was published in the March 15, 1976, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Feb. 1, 1979: Patricia Hearst and Bernard Shaw outside her mother's home in Hillsborough, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICK MEYER / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 6, 1977: About 1,000 anti-nuclear protesters march outside San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Units 2 and 3. This photo was published in the Aug. 7, 1977, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

March 1975: Stan Lee, publisher of Marvel Comics, during a trip to Los Angeles. This photo was published in the March 13, 1975, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 5, 1981: More than 300 striking air traffic controllers and their families demonstrate their unity at United Auto Workers hall in Los Angeles after rejecting President Reagan's order to return to work. This photo was published in the Aug. 6, 1981, Los Angeles Times.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

Aug. 1981: Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, right, races with Mike Scioscia in their first full workout since a baseball strike ended on Aug. 1, 1981.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Meyer / Los Angeles Times

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On Saturday, March 28, the Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles presented former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Rick Meyer with one of two lifetime achievement awards.

Meyer started at the Los Angeles Times in 1974. He worked alongside some of the World War II staff photographers before they retired.

For this previous From the Archives post Kick in the Face, Meyer wrote:

“The actual photo, which shows a player getting kicked cleanly in the face, is good by itself, but what makes it a contest winner is the aftermath photos. Nothing catches the reader’s eye like a kick to the face and the flowing blood to prove it.

“At that point in my career (1978), I was shooting alongside sports photography legends like Art Rodgers, Larry Sharkey and Ben Olender. I was often assigned as the second shooter for many sports events. I was convinced that the ‘legend’ photogs had a direct pipeline to the photo God who would send them one great sports photo after another. That night was my night — peak action, good exposure, focus and composition.

“The photo God sent me these photos.”

The two soccer images are included in the above photo gallery.

Meyer retired in 2001 from the Los Angeles Times. But he then proceeded to teach photojournalism at the University of Southern California for seven years before really retiring.

The above photo gallery consists of only a portion of Meyer’s work published in the Los Angeles Times.

The second PPAGLA lifetime achievement award was presented to the family of former Reuters photographer Fred Prouser, who died recently.

A Speed Graphic camera used in the 1940s by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Art Rogers was also auctioned off.

In full disclosure, I have been a member of the PPAGLA for more than 35 years and am a previous president.

Photo above: 1998 portrait of Rick Meyer. Credit: Ken Lubas/Los Angeles Times.

March 28: A Speed Graphic camera used by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Art Rogers was auctioned at the Press Photographer Association of Greater Los Angeles awards luncheon. Credit: Scott Harrison/Los Angeles Times.

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