Posted On: 12:01 a.m. | June 14, 2015
San Bernardino has become a distillation of America’s urban woes and the poorest city of its size in the state. As other California cities lift themselves out of the recession, San Bernardino, once a blue-collar town with a solid middle class, has become the poorest city of its size in the state and a distillation of America’s urban woes.
Four decades ago, the Country Inn boasted a... View Post»
Posted On: 9:15 a.m. | April 29, 2015
It’s late April 1975, when refugee camps sprung up across the U.S. to shelter an exodus of 100,000-plus Vietnamese after the Fall of Saigon – with the best-known of these at Camp Pendleton. With just 36 hours of notice, enlisted crews loaded transport and rushed around, sweeping the grounds, laying plywood floors, setting up hundreds of tents and thousands of cots, stocking pantries –... View Post»
Posted On: 12:30 p.m. | March 23, 2015
By Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times
When I was assigned to photograph actor Al Pacino I was asked to produce at least three different looks for The Envelope and Calendar sections. The shoot was to take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, where I have worked many times before.
When photographing celebrities we’re usually not given much time and this time wouldn’t be any... View Post»
Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | March 13, 2015
Exide admitted to 20 years of illegal activity and agreed to permanently close, demolish and clean up the facility View Post»
Posted On: 1:28 p.m. | March 3, 2015
Top prizes in the 72nd Pictures of the Year International photojournalism contest went to photographers for the New York Times and the Commercial Appeal.
Daniel Berehulak, a freelancer for the New York Times, won photographer of the year and Brad Vest of the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., was named newspaper photographer of the year.
Los Angeles Times photographers Rick Loomis and... View Post»
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»