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Genaro Molina

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Genaro Molina

Genaro Molina has been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times since 1995. He previously worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Claremont Courier and the Sacramento Bee.

He has photographed Pope John Paul II at the Vatican; the effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans; the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska; the misuse of pesticides in Culiacan, Mexico; the tragedy of AIDS in eastern Africa; the aftermath of the war in Bosnia; migrant farmworkers in California and the homeless of Los Angeles’ skid row.

Molina has won numerous awards, including California Photographer of the Year (California Press Photographers Assn.), the Clarion Award (Women in Communications), second place National Press Photographer of the Year (National Press Photographers Assn.) and the Harry Chapin Media award.

His work has been published in the books “A Day in the Life of California,” “The Jews in America,” “Americanos: Latino Life in the United States,” “In the Presence of Elephants,” “Ferris in Exile,” “A Day in the Life of the U.S. Armed Forces,” “The Spirit of Family” and “The Photojournalistic Approach.”

It has also been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City, FotoFest in Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History and the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City. His series of portraits of America’s notable centenarians, “A Century of Memories,” is a permanent exhibit at the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center at USC.


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