February 1, 2013 |
Dylan Vitone practices cultural anthropology with a camera, astutely observing human behavior in a range of environments. Selections from two recent series at dnj focus on tourists at Yellowstone and punk pilgrims at a skater mecca in Ohio. To Vitone, who teaches at Carnegie Mellon, the spectacle of life plays out with equal beauty, drama and interest no matter the setting. His pictures grant us access to situations we might never experience directly, but also show us the familiar with an acuity that renders it newly strange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2001
Oops! I almost missed it. I am referring to Patt Morrison's May 30 column. I do like many of the things you are doing with redesigning the paper, but don't overdo it by eliminating pictures of the columnists. We longtime readers have become accustomed to responding to pictures of our favorite columnists and I, for one, miss them. Keep it interesting for the people who live here. Put the pictures back. Please! Bob Brach Desert Hot Springs
January 17, 2014 |
In one of Andrew Moore's inexhaustible photographs of Cuba, at Couturier, we face a courtyard lined with rows of silver chairs, their filigreed backs like a slightly chaotic jewelry display, a shiny jumble of upended pendants. At the far side of the courtyard is a building that proposes architecture as an act of whimsical montage, a dynamic piecing together of old and new, function, decoration and metaphor. The outdoor space operates as a theater, which is also how most of Moore's photographs feel, like naturalist stages where life is played out with heightened color and concentrated emotion.
January 1, 2005 |
Additional observations have ruled out the chance that a recently discovered asteroid, believed to be about 1,300 feet long, could hit Earth in 2029, NASA scientists said this week. Last week, asteroid 2004 MN4 had been given a small chance of hitting Earth, based on observations this month and in June. Spacewatch Observatory near Tucson found faint pictures of the asteroid in images dating to March 15.
March 17, 1985
Redondo Beach Mayor Barbara Doerr wants professional and amateur shutterbugs to go out and take pictures of the city and its people on March 20. The 10 best pictures taken that day will be entered in a contest sponsored by the U. S. Conference of Mayors and could be used in a book called "A Day in the Life of America's Cities." Doerr said that the project especially wants photos that show "an imaginative exploration of the full range of Redondo's life."