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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1996
When Muhammad Ali arrived in Watts to attend a photo exhibit, the usual mob of photographers huddled around him. But for once, they took pictures of his photographer: Howard Bingham. "Look this way, Howard!" they shouted. Bingham, for more then 30 years the personal photographer of "the Greatest," was being honored at the premiere of his exhibition, "A 30-Year Journey." The display of his pictures of Ali runs daily through Feb. 28 at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee Center, 10950 S.
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WORLD
April 4, 2014 | By Shashank Bengali
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan police officer turned his weapon on two Western journalists Friday, killing one and wounding the other inside a security forces compound in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of the country's closely watched presidential election. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German and a veteran photographer for Associated Press, was killed instantly, and AP correspondent Kathy Gannon was shot three times, sustaining wrist and shoulder wounds, the news agency said. Gannon, 60, a Canadian who has covered Afghanistan for nearly three decades, was evacuated to the U.S. military base at Bagram and was reported to be in stable condition.
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NEWS
June 20, 1995 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first few letters caused consternation at National Geographic. They were from readers wanting to know more about the life and work of photographer Robert Kincaid, whose story on covered bridges in Iowa had, they thought, graced the cover of the magazine's May, 1966, edition. Susan Canby, the head librarian, went to her master index. The only Kincaid she found was a Don Kincaid who had done a story on ghost galleons in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Scott Gold
Community activists pledged Monday to continue fighting the construction of an immigrant processing center on the Central Coast, despite a bitterly contested vote in which a local city council advanced the project in the face of fervent public opposition. "The fight is not over," said Hazel Davalos, head of the Santa Maria chapter of Coastal Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy, an organization that helps working families in the region. The federal government wants to replace an aging, dilapidated facility in Lompoc - a smattering of trailers that were installed on the grounds of a prison to process immigration cases.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Susan Rohwer, guest blogger
Consuming celebrity news, you might think that nothing is off-limits to the prying eyes of the paparazzi. In late January, actors Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell launched a campaign on Twitter to end harassment they face from the paparazzi for pictures of their baby. Using the hashtags #pedorazzi and #NoKidsPolicy , Shepard and Bell called on the celebrity gossip media industry to stop using these images and for fans to stop buying them.  Some media outlets took the tweeting seriously.
HOME & GARDEN
March 3, 2005 | By Craig Nakano, Times Staff Writer
It's 10 o'clock, and the tri-level Modernist mini-manse near the crest of Laurel Canyon Boulevard is swathed in sharp morning sunlight, the Rudolf M. Schindler design aglow against a sky of L.A. blue. It seems a perfect picture, but the photographer in the frontyard knows it's not. At least not yet. "You see the bottom of this?" Julius Shulman says to associate Juergen Nogai, tracing his finger along a Polaroid test picture, then pointing to the driveway. "Crop it here. We don't need that.
WORLD
June 24, 2009 | David Zucchino
Habibullah owns the last box camera still standing on Kabul's Char-e-Sadart Street. It's a classic: a battered, brightly painted box with a dusty lens at one end and a crude darkroom inside. As recently as a year ago, Habibullah, 42, who uses one name, was one of hundreds of professional photographers who plied their trade with handmade box cameras, sort of slow-motion Polaroids using late 19th century technology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Justin Bieber and his collection of exotic cars have been tantalizing targets for celebrity photographers ever since the young singer got his driver's license. A video captured the paparazzi chasing Bieber through Westside traffic in November. When Bieber's white Ferrari stops at an intersection, the video shows the singer turning to one of the photographers and asking: "How do your parents feel about what you do?" A few months earlier, he was at the wheel of his Fisker sports car when a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for driving at high speeds while trying to outrun a paparazzo.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
Celebrity was a fresh concept at the beginning of the last century, as the movies introduced the world to a new kind of famous person: pretend heroes and ingénues glamorized on the big screen and the pages of movie fan magazines. In the silent era, image became everything. In his richly illustrated "Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography," David S. Shields examines the groundbreaking work of the early cinematographers and still photographers who created that phenomenon. Shields is both scholarly and deeply passionate about the pictures (some from his own collection)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2010 | By Leah Ollman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
They're also something of an endangered species, threatened by the destruction of their professional habitat. Magazines that used to commission such photographers to create in-depth chronicles of social phenomena, cultural conflict and struggle and change within communities have either gone out of print (the most legendary, Life, died as a weekly in 1972 and as a monthly in 2000)
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
In "Behind Closed Doors: The Private Homes of 25 of the World's Most Creative People" (Hardie Grant, $29.95), London-based journalist Rob Meyers has assembled the interior-design version of those stars-without-their-makeup slide shows that never fail to fascinate. The book revolves around a simple premise: Meyers sent disposable cameras to dozens of celebrities, designers and fellow journalists with one simple instruction: Whatever else you photograph, you must shoot the inside of your icebox.
WORLD
March 13, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa - The pistol, cocked and ready to fire, lay on a mat on the bloodied bathroom floor in the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, just where he left it after shooting his girlfriend to death, according to police. In an eerie virtual tour of the Pistorius house Thursday, seen via crime scene photos taken just after her body was removed, Pretoria's high court followed the trail of blood leading up the marble staircase and inexorably into the bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Susan Rohwer, guest blogger
Consuming celebrity news, you might think that nothing is off-limits to the prying eyes of the paparazzi. In late January, actors Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell launched a campaign on Twitter to end harassment they face from the paparazzi for pictures of their baby. Using the hashtags #pedorazzi and #NoKidsPolicy , Shepard and Bell called on the celebrity gossip media industry to stop using these images and for fans to stop buying them.  Some media outlets took the tweeting seriously.
IMAGE
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Opening the door of Rene Holguin's RTH store on La Cienega and stepping into the piñon incense-scented space is like stumbling upon the souvenir shop of your dreams. A native of El Paso, Holguin learned leather crafting from his boot-maker father. He started his label in 2010 with accessories - cowhide leather flower pins and fringe necklaces, bandanna tote bags and felt hats - all evoking treasures you might find on a road trip. That vision has since evolved into a lifestyle collection, including unisex shirts and shirtdresses, shawls, jackets and denim, with a timeless, utilitarian cool.
SCIENCE
February 28, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Armed with a Leica M9 and a tripod, Osceola Refetoff searched the wide-open spaces of the California desert to document images of bleak landscapes that can be seen only through the windows of abandoned homes. “I set out to photograph the melancholy of decay and transience of human endeavor,” Refetoff, a freelance photographer and location scout, said in an interview. “Through it all, I tried to imagine who lived in these places, and capture the views these dreamers and broken spirits considered while looking out these windows.” The payoff is in the images by Refetoff assembled for an exhibition titled "High and Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rain," scheduled to open March 22 at the Los Angeles Art Assn./Gallery 825. Refetoff generally used a single, medium-wide lens to achieve a consistent, neutral perspective.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Morrie Markoff is not now and has never been a man of half measures. When he saw Depression-era evictions in his New York tenement, he became a fiery political activist. When he trained as a machinist, he was top of his class. When he argued with his wife, he left nothing in the tank. There's much to be learned from people like Markoff, who died briefly in 2012, but, true to his nature, clawed his way back to life. "His heart stopped, his eyes shut, his mouth fell open and his tongue dropped out," Morrie's daughter Judy said to me in an email, adding that the grieving family retreated to Good Samaritan Hospital's meditation room.
OPINION
August 15, 2013
Pushed by such celebrities as Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, state lawmakers are considering yet another proposal aimed at taming aggressive packs of paparazzi. The new bill, by Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would take a state law that bars harassing the children of celebrities and other newsmakers one step further, banning such kids from being photographed or recorded without parental permission if the photographer caused "substantial emotional distress. " It's horrible that paparazzi swarm and heckle children just because their parents happen to be famous, and it would be great to find a way to shield innocent kids from the public's voyeuristic fascination with celebrities.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | By August Brown
Like his video alter-ego JFK , the Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky has to deal with paparazzi. But he may want to reconsider his reported tactics for engaging them after an incident in New York on Thursday , when a pair of passers-by tried to snap his photo on the street while the rapper was arguing with a third, unidentified person. PHOTOS: Celebrity-media smackdowns According to reports, the rapper (Born Rakim Mayers), then allegedly started fighting with the photographers, allegedly leaving cuts and bruises that required one of them to be treated in a nearby hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
NEW YORK - What is a photograph? From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a mirror-like metal plate (the Daguerreotype) and a replicable print on paper, made from a paper negative (the calotype, or photogenic drawing). Ever since, what photographs look and feel like has continued to evolve with changing technology and aesthetic intent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Oakland police Wednesday night were looking for suspects who used guns to rob a Bay Area News Group photographer. Veteran photographer Ross Cameron was on assignment Tuesday morning at 29th and West streets in West Oakland when two men with guns confronted him, the Oakland Tribune reported . The robbers got away with two cameras and two lenses. They were seen leaving the area in a car. Another photographer with the Bay Area New Group, as well as several other television camera crews, have been robbed in Oakland in recent years.
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