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Oxnard police arrested a Los Angeles Times photographer Wednesday as he tried to photograph officers calming a suicidal man. Photographer Steve Osman, who said an officer shoved him against a wall, was treated at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura for a cut to his left ear and abrasions to his arm. Osman was cited for suspicion of interfering with a police officer.
February 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times photographer Barbara Davidson has been named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Davidson received first place honors for a portfolio of images from 2013 that depicted trauma surgeons at work, maximum-security inmates at Corcoran State Prison and an Afghan girl treated in the United States for severe burns, among other subjects. The Pictures of the Year announcement praised Davidson's "stunning images" and "strong balance of powerful aesthetic with solid journalistic content.
September 25, 1999
The California Chicano News Media Assn. awarded Los Angeles Times photographer Annie Wells its 1999 Ruben Salazar Award for photojournalism Friday. The awards are given to California journalists "whose work exemplifies excellence while contributing to the fair and accurate portrayal of Latinos in the media," the Los Angeles-based group said. Wells won for her photograph of a Nicaraguan man mourning the loss of 72 relatives to Hurricane Mitch.
November 21, 2013 | By Bob Pool
The U.S. Postal Service wanted to honor slain President John F. Kennedy, but first it needed Jackie Kennedy's stamp of approval. That's how a Los Angeles Times photo came to be chosen for the first commemorative postage stamp honoring the fallen president following his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination in Dallas. The 5-cent stamp issued on May 29, 1964, was based on a photo of then-Sen. Kennedy during a visit to the Santa Monica beachfront home of his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, by Times staff photographer William S. Murphy.
March 16, 2001
Fitzgerald Whitney, 72, a longtime photographer for The Times. Born in New York City, Whitney began studying photography in high school and continued his studies after moving to California in the early 194Os. He served in the Army after high school and worked in industrial photography for several years before joining The Times in 1968. He won a Times editorial award in 1976 for feature photography, as well as awards from the California Press Photographer's Assn.
October 27, 2007 | Jon Thurber, Times Staff Writer
John L. Gaunt Jr., a retired Los Angeles Times photographer who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for his picture of a young couple standing by the ocean moments after their young son had been pulled out to sea, died Friday. He was 83. Gaunt died of congestive heart failure at a hospice in Desert Hot Springs, his daughter Jane said. The photographer was at his beachfront home in Hermosa Beach the morning of April 2, 1954, when he heard a neighbor shout, "Something's happening on the beach!"
July 3, 1989
Orange County Fair officials awarded their highest prize for photojournalism to Times photographer Gail Fisher, who won the sweepstakes after placing first in two categories, second in three categories and fourth in one category. Eight other Times photographers won awards, including David Muronaka, who won first place in the news category, and Richard Koehler, who won first in the feature category.
January 5, 2007 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Mary Frampton, one of the first female staff photographers at the Los Angeles Times who became an environmental activist in Malibu, has died. She was 76. Frampton was found dead Friday at her home in Malibu, said her friend and attorney John Murdock. She had been in declining health, but a cause of death has not been determined.
May 4, 2002
Times photographer Carolyn Cole, who entered Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity on Thursday with a group of activists who eluded Israeli troops surrounding the complex, remained inside Friday for a second day. The collapse of an Israeli-Palestinian deal to allow food into the church was acutely disappointing to those inside, she said. Israel alleges that at least 10 of the Palestinians are terrorists and has demanded their surrender or exile.
June 17, 1998
Times staff members Mark Boster, who produced a photo series detailing the plight of Orange County's homeless, and Mark Arax, who profiled champion high school cross-country runners from farm worker families, have won first-place awards in the Best of the West contest. With a tape recorder and a camera, Times photographer Boster roamed Orange County talking to the homeless last year, recording in photos and interviews their tales of hardship, bad luck, mental illness and financial ruin.
May 14, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Not many people who aren't musicians can say they've been within a few feet of Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director Gustavo Dudamel while he's conducting a symphony. Over the last four years, Los Angeles Times staff photographer Lawrence K. Ho has captured Dudamel at about 45 concerts in Los Angeles , close enough that the young Venezuelan conductor could hear Ho's camera's shutter, if not for the blimp photographers use to mask the sound. A general assignment photographer at The Times for more than 25 years, Ho has extensive experience shooting the arts and especially classical music and dance performances.
September 29, 2012
The photograph of the space shuttle Endeavour flying past the Hollywood sign during its final flight, which ran in last Saturday's paper, was perfect - so perfect, in fact, that several readers who tried but failed to capture a similar picture raised doubts about its veracity. (For the record, alteration or manipulation of a photo is prohibited by The Times' ethics guidelines.) Reader Andy Serrano of Los Angeles wrote: "I was at the west end of Mt. Hollywood on a ridge and took photographs at every second of each flyover.
April 25, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
On a steep slope, above a retaining wall with scrawled warnings ("Stay off, Stay out, Private Property"), Colin Rich begins to unpack black bags full of cameras and gear. The warnings confirm that this is where he wants to be. The secluded Echo Park hillside offers a sweeping view of downtown Los Angeles. Over the next three hours, he will take a sequence of nearly 1,000 images, studying the scene and adjusting his camera as the sun falls and the city lights emerge. PHOTOS: Los Angeles, one frame at a time Rich, a cinematographer and time-lapse filmmaker, has spent many nights in the last year photographing the city from out-of-the-way locations such as this.
December 25, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Art Rogers, an award-winning former longtime Los Angeles Times photographer best known for his sports coverage, has died. He was 93. Rogers, who suffered a heart attack Dec. 16, died Tuesday in a skilled nursing facility near his home in Morro Bay, Calif., said his grandson, Jerry Rogers. In a more than 40-year career with The Times that began in 1940 and included general assignment and feature photography, Rogers won the National Headliner Award, two Eclipse awards and a Look magazine award, among many others.
December 8, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster will sign his photo book “ Four Seasons of Yosemite: A Photographer's Journey ” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Globe Lobby of The Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles. He will also sign books from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica on the Third Street Promenade. The foreword is by Robert Redford, and the book contains a DVD called “Yosemite: The  Fate of Heaven,” narrated by Redford. The film used adaptations of an 1851 journal to highlight issues that the park faces as it works to accommodate nearly 4 million visitors a year.
July 18, 2011
Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give the cause, but Kirch had suffered from diabetes and near-blindness for several years. At its height, Kirch's media group was valued at $5 billion. It held Germany's biggest film-licensing library, the nation's only pay-television channel and rights to two World Cup soccer tournaments.
April 2, 2003
On Monday, March 31, the Los Angeles Times published a front-page photograph that had been altered in violation of Times policy. The primary subject of the photo was a British soldier directing Iraqi civilians to take cover from Iraqi fire on the outskirts of Basra. After publication, it was noticed that several civilians in the background appear twice.
December 12, 2010 | Mark Boster, Los Angeles Times staff photographer
It is early February - Super Bowl weekend - and Yosemite is quiet. The crowds that clog the roads and tramp through the meadows during the other seasons are now gathering around their big-screen TVs with chips and dip. I have the park to myself. No voices. No crowds. No parking problems. Only the muffled sound of a gentle breeze and the crunch, crunch, crunch of my size 13 boots on a new-fallen snow that decorates the peaks and trees of the mighty park like a dusting of powdered sugar on a Christmas cookie.
August 11, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The California Court of Appeal on Tuesday put off a decision for at least another week on whether a judge's order barring the Los Angeles Times from publishing pictures of a quadruple-murder suspect constituted a prior restraint. But the three-judge panel appeared to reject suggestions by Head Deputy Public Defender Albert J. Manaster that Times photographer Al Seib had acted in an illegal or improper way in obtaining the photos and therefore the paper shouldn't be allowed to publish them.
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