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Los Angeles Times speaker series | Michael Robinson Chavez

Los Angeles Times speaker series | Michael Robinson Chavez

Posted On: 11:36 a.m. | May 5, 2015

We are excited to announce the launch of a new video series featuring the award-winning photo staff of the Los Angeles Times. Our hope is to engage you, our viewers, in a conversation about our work. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 5, 2015
  • PHIL MOORE / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 5, 2015

Posted On: 11:26 a.m. | May 5, 2015

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Mediterranean Sea with a dramatic image of a rescue of migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately clambering up ropes and a ladder from the cargo ship in the sea between Libya and Sicily. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 4, 2015

Pictures in the News | May 4, 2015

Posted On: 8:59 a.m. | May 4, 2015

In Monday's Pictures in the News, Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after winning the World Welterweight Championship at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday. Milan, Italy: Star Wars fans on Sunday attend an event marking Star Wars Day. Kabul: An Afghan security official inspects a bullet-riddled windshield at the scene of a suicide attack on a bus that was transporting employees of the... View Post»

At Nickerson Gardens, 'the wall' of names is sacred ground

At Nickerson Gardens, ‘the wall’ of names is sacred ground

Posted On: 8:27 a.m. | May 4, 2015

Here in the Nickerson Gardens public housing project in Watts, it's simply called "the wall." On it, written in black in Old English script, are the names of the dead. The first names to grace the wall were those killed in gang violence, but there are also names of people who meant something to the community. View Post»

Mother's Day photography gift list 2015

Mother’s Day photography gift list 2015

Posted On: 2:21 p.m. | May 1, 2015

There never seems to be a shortage of new photography products. Since it’s spring, it’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts. While flowers are always a nice thought and should be in one hand, how about including a nice framed print for the wall or table in the other hand? Everything is so geared for sharing digital images with a phone or tablet, no one seems to get prints... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 1, 2015
  • RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 1, 2015

Posted On: 11:03 a.m. | May 1, 2015

Friday's Pictures in the News begins with May Day demonstration around the globe. In Turkey, a man lies on the ground as police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul. In Cuba, a Navy soldier carries a child on his shoulders as they march in Revolution Square marking May Day in Havana. View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 30, 2015
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Pictures in the News | April 30, 2015

Posted On: 9:58 a.m. | April 30, 2015

Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Asia, where Nepalese police personnel carry earthquake survivor Pemba Tamang on a stretcher after his rescue from a destroyed hotel building in Kathmandu. Rescuers pulled the 15-year-old boy alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake April 30, bringing a rare moment of joy to the ruined capital Kathmandu, five days after a disaster which killed nearly... View Post»

Isla del Fuego: Priests and shamans
  • Philip Prins

Isla del Fuego: Priests and shamans

Posted On: 12:39 p.m. | April 29, 2015

By Phil Prins Filipinos know the Visayan island of Siquijor, located in the central Philippines, pretty much for one thing: sorcery. The embodiment of the archipelago’s mystic past allegedly resides among shamans and faith healers who concoct purportedly potent potions and spells -- and claim the ability to heal illness with little more than the power of human touch. In reality,... View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 29, 2015

Pictures in the News | April 29, 2015

Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | April 29, 2015

In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, police attempt to enforce the 10 p.m. curfew after bottles and fireworks were thrown at them in West Baltimore following rioting after the funeral for Freddie Gray. Las Vegas: Floyd Mayweather Jr. appears in his "arrival ceremony" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena before his weekend boxing match with Manny Pacquiao. Los Angeles: the Clippers' Blake... View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 28, 2015

Pictures in the News | April 28, 2015

Posted On: 10:01 a.m. | April 28, 2015

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where people start cleaning up outside of a CVS pharmacy in Baltimore after the pharmacy was set on fire in the wake of protests for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray's death has sparked protests that led to clashes with police and arrests of dozens of people over the weekend. View Post»

Paris Photo: May 1 -3, 2015
  • Alex Timmermans

Paris Photo: May 1 -3, 2015

Posted On: 9:38 a.m. | April 28, 2015

Paris Photo at Paramount Pictures Studios, May 1 -3, 2015 View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 27, 2015
  • Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | April 27, 2015

Posted On: 12:04 p.m. | April 27, 2015

In Monday's Pictures in the News, survivors of Saturday's Nepal earthquake wait for ambulances after being evacuated at the airport in Katmandu. Baltimore: Mourners pay their respects at the casket of Freddie Gray before his funeral. The 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after an encounter with police April 12 that left him with grave spinal injuries. Los Lagos, Chile: The eruption... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | April 20 – 26, 2015
  • Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press

The Week in Pictures | April 20 – 26, 2015

Posted On: 8:00 p.m. | April 24, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, ethnic Armenians worldwide marked the 100-year anniversary of a genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks that claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians from 1915 to 1918. View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 24, 2015
  • Belal Darder / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | April 24, 2015

Posted On: 9:58 a.m. | April 24, 2015

Friday's Pictures in the News starts in the Southland, where about 150 Apple Watch early adopters lined up to buy the device in West Hollywood, standing outside the first brick-and-mortar store in the U.S. to begin selling it. View Post»

Pictures in the News | April 23, 2015

Pictures in the News | April 23, 2015

Posted On: 10:32 a.m. | April 23, 2015

Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in South America, where the Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. View Post»

Transgender fashion on skid row
  • Beth Stirnaman

Transgender fashion on skid row

Posted On: 3:36 p.m. | April 22, 2015

Beth Stirnaman is a Southern California-based photographer now working at the nonprofit Lamp Community, a homeless service agency. After graduating magna cum laude from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in photography communications, she worked as a freelance photographer covering music, politics and social justice. Her work can be found in publications including,, OC Weekly and... View Post»


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