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New York photography exhibit documents a period of social struggle: 1980 - 2000 
  • © Andrew Lichtenstein

New York photography exhibit documents a period of social struggle: 1980 – 2000 

Posted On: 4:39 p.m. | January 14, 2017

New York in 1980 was emerging from the fiscal crisis of the late 1970s and was ill-prepared for the just-beginning AIDS crisis and a crack epidemic that fueled a murder rate of just under 5 homicides a day. Racial tensions during this period found focus after high-profile acquittals of white suspects who were accused of killing African Americans. By 2000 the city had added nearly a million... View Post»

From a village in Myanmar to a meditation center in Baldwin Park: The path of a Buddhist monk
  • Gail Fisher / For The Times

From a village in Myanmar to a meditation center in Baldwin Park: The path of a Buddhist monk

Posted On: 8:00 a.m. | August 26, 2016

Ashin Gunissara was born in Taw Ku Gyi, a tiny village in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Delta. His parents were poor farmers and did not have the means to send him to school, so his dream of becoming a doctor never became a reality. Instead, he took a different path — a path into Buddha’s teachings. View Post»

Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara
  • Gail Fisher / For The Times

Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara

Posted On: 11:59 a.m. | June 26, 2016

This year’s 42nd Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara, CA, featured the theme of “Legends” with more than 1,000 parade participants, thirty extravagant floats, whimsical costumes, choreographed dancers and characters on stilts. It proved to be legendary, from American folklore to Greek mythology, Loch Ness monsters, Day Glow Santa, Tarzan and Salvador Dali to name a few. View Post»

'Refugee' exhibition spotlights plight of refugees in Europe and beyond
  • Tom Stoddart

‘Refugee’ exhibition spotlights plight of refugees in Europe and beyond

Posted On: 11:32 a.m. | April 26, 2016

A new photography exhibition documenting the plight of refugees in Europe, Africa and beyond is on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, and features work from five photographers who have captured displaced persons in multiple countries, including the U.S. View Post»

How I got that iconic Nancy Reagan photo

How I got that iconic Nancy Reagan photo

Posted On: 8:54 a.m. | March 9, 2016

Photo editor Bryan Chan was a photographer for the Los Angeles Times when Ronald Reagan died in 2004. He took a photo of Nancy Reagan leaning over her husband's casket when it arrived at the Reagan Library. The photo appeared on the front page of newspapers across the country, including The Times. Here's the story of how he got it. --- As told to Jessica Roy: I got a call that day: Get... View Post»

Dakar 2016 Rally

Dakar 2016 Rally

Posted On: 1:54 p.m. | January 8, 2016

The Dakar 2016 Rally is underway in South America. The 15-day race through Argentina and Bolivia combines difficulty and terrain, forcing drivers and their teams to adapt and re-assess their performance on a daily basis View Post»

Cool Art | 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Cool Art | 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

Posted On: 7:54 a.m. | January 6, 2016

The 32nd Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is underway in northern China. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Pearl on the Crown of Ice & Snow.’ Organizers said this year's festival used a record 11.7 million cubic feet of snow to create the works of art. View Post»

2015 | The Year in Pictures

2015 | The Year in Pictures

Posted On: 7:55 a.m. | December 24, 2015

As we close out the year, we bring you a gallery of images from 2015. The European migration, FIFA scandal and on-going conflicts in the Middle East were just some of the headliners. View Post»

Forget jingling bells and ho-ho-hos, these are now the sounds of the holidays.
  • Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Forget jingling bells and ho-ho-hos, these are now the sounds of the holidays.

Posted On: 8:01 a.m. | December 22, 2015

The humming is constant; a low-pitched drone from 155 miles of conveyer belts racing packages in every direction. Boxes shift from one belt to another and bump into a metal wall. Thud. Thud. Thud. In the background, trucks beep and jet engines roar. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 14 – 20, 2015

The Week in Pictures | December 14 – 20, 2015

Posted On: 9:40 a.m. | December 18, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, Star Wars fans took center stage with the release of the latest installment in the franchise, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Stormtroopers on the red-carpet during the premiere in Hollywood, a married in front of the TCL Chinese Theater and a fan waits with his light saber for the start of the movie premiere in Helsinki,... View Post»

Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

Christmas 2015: Gift ideas for photographers

Posted On: 6:20 p.m. | December 12, 2015

There are many options; DSLR’s, mirrorless or compact cameras, not too mention how the quality just keeps on improving. It could be just a simple gadget that improves a smart phone’s photographs. Here are my suggested gift ideas for the photographer in your life: View Post»

A variety act in Echo Park

A variety act in Echo Park

Posted On: 9:32 a.m. | December 2, 2015

An aerialist, a magician and a stand-up comedian walk into a warehouse. … There should be a joke attached to that opening, but it’s just a regular night at "Scot Nery's Boobie Trap." The variety show — held every Wednesday in an Echo Park storage facility for circus equipment and the former home of the female roller derby team the Derby Dolls — also attracts spoken-word poets,... View Post»

Review: The Everyday Messenger Bag

Review: The Everyday Messenger Bag

Posted On: 10:00 a.m. | November 29, 2015

The Everyday Messenger Bag which is available in Charcoal Gray or Heritage Tan was simple to organize using their interior dividers which fold up into shapes fitting the lens and cameras with “Origami-style” FlexFold removable dividers. There are plenty of ways to be creative here. The bag filled up quickly as I added my camera body with a wide-angle lens attached, a mid-range lens and a... View Post»

Homeless children on skid row experience something most kids take for granted: A birthday party

Homeless children on skid row experience something most kids take for granted: A birthday party

Posted On: 8:30 a.m. | November 10, 2015

The Worthy of Love organization plans birthday parties once a month for homeless children that live on skid Row. The parties are held the last Thursday of each month on the roof of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. “I think every child should celebrate their birthday,’ said Mary Davis, who founded the Worthy of Love organization in January 2013. “ They should know how... View Post»

Pictures in the News | Nov. 2, 2015

Pictures in the News | Nov. 2, 2015

Posted On: 11:58 a.m. | November 2, 2015

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Pictures in the News | October 28, 2015
  • RICHARD BROOKS / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | October 28, 2015

Posted On: 9:39 a.m. | October 28, 2015

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Chicago, where former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty to a felony count of illegally structuring cash withdrawals to evade bank currency-reporting requirements. View Post»


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