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The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Marcus Yam – May 5, 2015

The Los Angeles Times Photographer Series with Marcus Yam – May 5, 2015

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marcus Yam will be the next speaker for the Los Angeles Times Photographer Series, on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Yam, who was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, left a career in aerospace engineering in 2006 to pursue photography.  The themes of his work revolve around social issues and dichotomies that shape the American experience, including provincialism, marginalization, poverty, capitalism, immigration, citizenship, faith and contradictions.

From 2010 to 2013, Marcus was based in New York and worked as a regular contributor to the New York Times. His most notable work for that paper includes his contributions to a three-part multimedia series, “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer,” and to “A Year At War,” a series that included his short film, “The Home Front.” His work has earned numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo multimedia grand prize, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Pictures of the Year International Multimedia Award and a DART Award for trauma coverage.

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