Posted On: 6:14 p.m. | February 9, 2015
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which concluded this past weekend, marked our third year having a portrait and video studio and the numbers were right on target with the previous year, photographing 75 movies and shooting 279 portraits.
During my usual workweek at the Times, I’m often tasked with shooting a handful of portraits, many being celebrities for the Calendar section. Over the... View Post»
Posted On: 11:06 a.m. | December 26, 2014
It was supposed to be a short assignment. After all, European countries in the 21st century may sometimes be gripped by protests, and some of them may even turn violent. But they don’t usually descend into open warfare. View Post»
Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | December 11, 2014
Inside the Oakland Metro Opera House, the floors are sticky and the air is hazy with several kinds of smoke.
As if on cue, hundreds of people raise their middle fingers at a muscle-bound bro standing on stage in ripped jeans and an orange wig, while he pours a bottle of Jack down bystanders’ throats. Welcome to Hoodslam. View Post»
Posted On: 7:35 a.m. | December 7, 2014
A boom in farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico has benefited growers and consumers. But for migrant workers in the fields, it is a life of exploitation and hardship. View Post»
Posted On: 2:11 p.m. | December 3, 2014
California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. View Post»
Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | November 24, 2014
The men who created the Los Angeles Assn. of Veterans of WWII almost four decades ago sought to preserve the memory of the sacrifices they made as youth defending their Soviet homeland during World War II. At its peak the group’s membership grew to more than 2,200 veterans. Today, that number has dropped to 400, 160 of whom served during World War II. Others are the children and widows of... View Post»
Posted On: 3:04 p.m. | October 29, 2014
A training vessel for the Mexican navy, the three-masted Barque “Cuauhtemoc,” sailed into the Port of Los Angeles on and has docked in San Pedro for a four-day stay. The historic vessel, with a crew of approximately 200 aboard is 297 feet long, weighs 1,800 tons and has a rigging height of 168 feet. She carries 23 sails with a maximum sail area of about half an acre. View Post»
Posted On: 11:55 a.m. | October 21, 2014
The three of us -- the black American, the black Russian and me, a black Briton -- took a photo together. And then we went our separate ways. Maryum back to the United States, Yelena remaining in Russia and me to England. We never really thought we would see each other again, at least not as a group. But as fate would have it, almost three decades later, during one week in August 2014, we all... View Post»
Posted On: 5:05 a.m. | October 8, 2014
By Bill Plaschke / Photos by Robert Gauthier
VIKING, CANADA – The road to the heart of hockey's greatest team is covered in gravel and clouded in dust.
The road is bumpy, barren, stretching out from a town with no stoplights into a vast and desolate countryside blanketed in an interminable silence interrupted by the occasional chirping from a tree or rumbling of a train.
Make a... View Post»
Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 3, 2014
“Well, I speak a little Spanish,” I said to myself as I set out to meet Fatima, a 15-year-old Salvadoran girl. Fatima recently made the solo journey from Central America to live with her mother in Reseda. I met her mother, Miriam Duena, several days earlier through El Rescate, a legal aid nonprofit group that serves the immigrant population in Los Angeles.
The thousands of unaccompanied... View Post»
Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | September 29, 2014
Going behind the yellow tape at a crime scene is raw. The smell hangs in your clothes and what you see isn’t something you just sleep off. View Post»
Posted On: 1:08 p.m. | September 12, 2014
The genesis of downtown L.A.'s skyscraping New Wilshire Grand View Post»
Posted On: 8:11 a.m. | August 28, 2014
From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the pounding surf — unleashed by Hurricane Marie circulating off the Baja coast — whipped up a quintessential Southern California scene: surfers and body-boarders scrambling to the beach to ride the monster waves while thousands of spectators arrived to bear witness, clogging the roadways and lining the seashore. View Post»
Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 26, 2014
Framework presents a glimpse of the color, sights, fashions and the anticipation and excitement at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. View Post»
Posted On: 11:58 a.m. | August 14, 2014
Over the next three years, workers will raise the New Wilshire Grand tower 1,100 feet above the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. With an open promenade and an enormous swoop of glass above the entrance, this translucent airplane wing 73 stories tall promises to redefine architectural possibilities in a city not known for its tall buildings. View Post»
Posted On: 10:13 a.m. | August 7, 2014
Covering the Israel-Hamas conflict these last three weeks, I’ve seen the destruction of entire neighborhoods, bombed beyond recognition. I’ve attended the funerals of whole families killed when their homes were hit in nighttime bombings. I’ve seen mosques reduced to rubble, and enough hospital casualties to give anyone nightmares. View Post»