Times copy editor Larry Harnisch attends the reunion of Los Angeles Herald Examiner photographers:
A generation has come of age since the death of Hearst’s Los Angeles Herald Examiner on Nov. 2, 1989, a digital generation that has no memory of The Times’ scrappy competitor. Once the nation’s largest afternoon paper, the Herald was a victim of changing lifestyles and a long, bruising strike, a publication that was losing about $2 million a month when it folded.
Today, the Herald’s pages are preserved on reels of microfilm, accessible only to those willing to make the trek to the Los Angeles Public Library or other research facilities.But the newspaper’s photos have found new life online.
You can see some of those photos above, and there are even more at Framework, where Scott Harrison has put together a gallery that has the back stories of some of these amazing images. Still more photos — the source of the ones above, in fact — are in the Los Angeles Public Library collection (which you can search).
Photos: Top: The Hollywood sign in 1978. Middle left: O.J. Simpson carries the Olympic torch in L.A. in July 1984. Middle right: Cher and Don Ameche at the 1986 Oscars. Bottom left: A police car hits a protester in Beverly Hills in 1979. Bottom right: The final issue of the Herald Examiner. (Credit: Los Angeles Herald Examiner / Los Angeles Public Library)
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The photo above won the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year. It was photoshopped.
the event itself isn’t a fake — there are lots of other photos online that show the children being carried through the streets of Gaza — but the photo itself is almost certainly a composite of three different photos, with various regions spliced together from each of the images, and then further manipulation to illuminate the mourners’ faces.
-Jody, BL Show-
Another reminder to often take things with a grain of salt!
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Scenes from ongoing wildfires in Southern California
The blaze near Ventura County that started on Thursday is still not fully contained, with 60% of it under control after days of effort from fire fighters and rescue officials. Seven personnel and one civilian have suffered minor injuries, but despite the widespread blaze, not a single home has been destroyed.
With more than 1,800 fire-fighting personnel deployed, and the price of the battle rocketing beyond $4.5 million, officials are confident that the blaze will be full contained at some point today.
Check out more photos from the weekend’s firefighting over at Framework.
Photos: Michael Robinson Chavez, Mel Melcon, Eddy Hartenstein / Los Angeles Times
Wildfire continues with just 10% of the flames contained
More than 10,000 acres in Ventura County have been burnt as a sudden brush fire is expected to gain even more strength today as winds and the morning sun impede the race to contain the blaze.
Fifteen buildings and several motorhomes have been confirmed to be damaged by the fire, which has stretched from Camarillo south of the 101 Freeway to the Pacific Coast Highway. And hundreds of residents have been evacuated ahead of the fire’s spread.
Photos: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
A captivating journey to the Philippines
Los Angeles Times photographer Luis Sinco, along with friends Hersley Ven Casero and Eli Reed, took a trip to his hometown in the Philippines, and as is their nature as photographers, they documented the trip. The photos above are just a sampling of the work the trio produced while overseas.
Photos: Eli Reed, Hersley Ven Casero, Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Manhunt in Boston
Boston has been seized by a widespread manhunt for those suspected in the Boston Marathon attack Monday,
The bombers, whose faces were first revealed last night by the FBI, have been revealed to be brothers: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26. Tamerlan was killed early this morning in a shootout with police, while Dzhokhar remains on the run.
The two were born in Kyrgyzstan, and are reportedly of Chechen descent.
Those who know the two have been stunned by their alleged involvement in the horrible attack Monday.
Anzor Tsarnaev, the men’s father told the Associated Press from Russia.
“My son is a true angel. Dzhokhar is a second-year medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected him to come on holidays here.”
All Boston residents have been ordered to stay inside, mass transportation has been shut down, and law enforcement is focusing massive amounts of manpower on the suburb of Watertown.
We’ll continue updating here as the story develops.
UPDATE: Ruslan Tsarni, the Tsarnaev brothers’ uncle, just spoke to the media:
“I say Dzhokhar, if you are alive turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured.”
“He put a shame on our family, he put a shame on the entire Chechen ethnicity.”
UPDATE 2: Further details about the brothers’ pasts have been revealed - with a Twitter profile reportedly belonging to Dzhokhar emerging, and a chronicle of Tamerlan’s boxing aspirations.
“I don’t have a single American friend, I don’t understand them.” - Tamerlan said in a photographic profile that has since been taken offline.
Boston police are still asking citizens to remain indoors as the hunt for Dzhokhar continues. The FBI is now looking for a green 1999 Honda Civic with Massachusetts plates reading 116GC7.
Photos: Craig Ruttle, Matt Rourke, Charles Krupa, Jose Luis Magana, Chris Young / Associated Press, FBI
2013 Pulitzer Prize Photos
It’s been a incredibly busy week in news, so in case you missed the announcement a few days ago, the above photos are this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners for photography.
From top to bottom, the photos, and the photographers behind them, are:
- Javier Manzano’s winning shot for best feature photography, taken Oct. 18, 2012. It shows rebel Syrian soldiers guarding a sniper’s nest, with light streaming through holes made by gunfire and shrapnel.
- Manu Brabo’s photo for best breaking news photography, showing Syrian refugees crossing into Turkey Dec. 8, 2012 - and this photo is just one of 20 from Associated Press photographers that comprised the prize-winning set.
- Beside Brabo’s photo is a shot by Narciso Contreras, showing a Syrian rebel fighter gesturing after firing upon troops fighting for President Bashar Assad Nov. 4, 2012.
- Another entry in AP’s Syria set is a photo by Rodrigo Abd, showing a woman, named Aida, recovering from injuries after her home was shelled by government troops March 10, 2012.
Head over to Framework for more details on the winners, and other finalists.
Memorial services for the Boston Marathon attacks
Mourners, family members and lawmakers gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston to commemorate those lost and wounded in Monday’s tragic attack on the Boston Marathon.
President Obama spoke at the interfaith healing service, telling the city of Boston:
“As you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. Your commonwealth is with you. Your country is with you. We will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk-and yes, run again. I have no doubt, you will run again.”
Obama also spoke to the ties between Boston, the rest of the country and the world:
“Every one of us has been touched this attack on your beloved city…Boston may be your home town but we claim it, too.”
UPDATE: Watch Obama’s full remarks below.
Photos: Charles Krupa / Associated Press, Don Emmert, Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images, Spencer Platt / EPA
Boston Marathon bombing: “An act of terrorism”
Following yesterday’s running update of the latest on the Boston Marathon attacks, here’s the latest on what’s known so far:
The number of wounded has reached 176 wounded, with 17 in critical condition and three confirmed fatalities, including an eight-year-old boy.
With hundreds of security and police officers still examining Boston, and heightened security measures across the nation, it has been confirmed that no unexploded devices were found following the initial two explosions, and Boston Police have made no arrests.
President Obama, speaking just moments ago, called the bombing “an act of terrorism,” pledging for the second time that those behind the attack would be brought to justice, Obama praised law enforcement, hospital workers and the countless individuals around the attack for their selfless work in helping those affected by the attack.
Speculation is still running wild as to who is responsible for the attack, with Obama confirming that authorities still are unsure as to whether a domestic or international individual or organization is behind the attack. The Pakistani Taliban has denied any responsibility.
Like yesterday, additional updates will be added below as new information arises.
Additionally, to contact law enforcement officials with relevant information on the attacks, call 1-800-494-TIPS, and for those looking for lost family members, call 617-635-4500.
Update: New evidence suggests that the explosive devices used in the Boston attack contained items intended to be used as shrapnel, including metal pellets and nails.
Federal investigators familiar with the matter have suggested that the crude nature of the explosives suggests that those responsible are domestic, instead of international, terrorists.
And further heartbreaking details about Martin Richard, the eight-year-old killed in the attack, have emerged. Martin was waiting for his father at the finish line with his mother and sister, both of whom were injured in the attack.
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a statement released a short time ago, said that the full force of the FBI is pursuing possible leads, from available footage to on-site interviews, and has established a tip line for those with information that may help their search: 1-800-CALL-FBI.
Photos: Ken McGagh / MetroWest Daily News/Associated Press, Susan Walsh / Associated Press, Matt Campbell / EPA
Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
Several individuals have been wounded or killed by two explosions that rocked the final leg of the Boston Marathon. The cause of the two explosions, which went off one after the other, is as of yet unknown. Police and emergency workers have closed off the finish line and surrounding area, and four injured individuals have been rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital so far.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those suffering in this tragedy, and to those whose family and friends are in the area. If you need to reach out to someone, cell service is reportedly overloaded, so text messaging will likely be a better way to get in touch with loved ones.
UPDATE:Boston Police are reporting that 23 have been confirmed injured, and four dead in the tragedy. Subsequent explosions near the finish line have been conducted by emergency crews.
A good follow for additional up-to-date info: Evan Fleischer, who is live at the scene.
UPDATE 2: From Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick:
“This is a horrific day in Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”
President Obama, via White House reporters, has been briefed on the situation by Homeland Security aides. Obama has reached out to local officials and pledged support and resources.
Also, follow verified Twitter users either on the scene or reporting on the tragedy here.
UPDATE 3: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who just concluded a press conference, confirmed that there had been a third explosion at the JFK Library in addition to the two that occurred at the marathon’s finish line. Describing the situation as an “ongoing event,” Davis said that officials have yet to discover another device, and have no specifics on a specific suspect in the bombing. [CORRECTION: The Boston Police Department has since said that the JFK Library incident was fire-related, not due to a bomb.]
To contact law enforcement officials with relevant information on the situation, call 1-800-494-TIPS, and for those looking for lost family members, call 617-635-4500. Google has also set up a database for those either looking for loved ones, or wanting to help others in their search.
UPDATE 4: The White House has confirmed that President Obama will address the nation at 6:10 p.m. EDT, 3:10 p.m. PST on the situation.
UPDATE 5: President Obama, in an address to the nation, sternly promised to bring those responsible for the attack to justice.
“Make no mistake. We will get to the bottom of this. We will find out who did this. We will find out why they did this.”
Obama also warned against unsubstantiated speculation and accusations as officials try to sort out what exactly happened.
“We still do not know who did this or why – people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all of the facts.”
UPDATE 6: Officials have confirmed to the Times that they are questioning at least one individual in connection to the attacks, and that federal officials have questioned a Saudi national who was being treated in a Boston hospital with injuries. The FBI has added that no arrests have yet been made, and no “person or group” has claimed responsibility.
UPDATE 7: Gov. Patrick and other officials confirmed in a press conference tonight that the FBI has taken over the investigation of the attack, calling it a “potential terrorist investigation.” The number of casualties, as confirmed by authorities, has risen to three dead, and more than 130 injured.
Photos: Charles Krupa, John Tlumacki / Boston Globe, Associated Press, Alex Trautwig / Getty Images
The man behind the Polaroid Kidd
Photographer Mike Brodie documented a lengthy series of travels across the country starting in 2004, taking on the moniker of the “Polaroid Kidd.” Though his work has been met with acclaim, and is currently on display at the M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, he’s since stepped away from the world of photography.
So what inspired Brodie to explore the country in such a rough way? From photographer Barbara Davidson’s interview with him:
“The punk scene, like radical anarchists and all these feminist girls, at the time, their ideas and way of life were really interesting and inspiring to me and really gave me the push to think for myself and, well, hit the road. I saw 46 states via freight train; the journey was 10 years, the book was culled from four years’ worth of photographs.”
Photos: Mike Brodie / M+B Gallery
Springtime for Yosemite
Times photographer Mark Boster ventured out to the Yosemite Valley recently, documenting the blossoming of springtime amid the beautiful backdrop of mountains and waterfalls.
To look at all of Mark’s photos, head over to the Framework blog.
Photos: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times
From the Times photo archives:
April 26, 1964: An unconcerned rabbit nonchalantly keeps pace with a high-speed sports car driven by Dick Guldstrand of Manhattan Beach during the 125-mile manufacturer’s race Sunday at Riverside Raceway. Guldstrand finished fifth in the auto race. Rabbit was bored and dropped out.
Photo: Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times
The post of misfit photos: Every now and then, our photography blog Framework likes to highlight some of the photos that, while left behind by Times photographers, still hold a place near to their heart.
Above is the work of photographer Robert Gauthier, complete with commentary on just why these particular photos strike a chord.
Photos: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
War photography, stretching from 1887 to now
Collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY takes a look at more than 150 photos from wars following the advent of photography, from the horrors found on the field to the jubilant safe returns home.
The exhibit will be hosted by the Annenberg Space for Photography starting Saturday, March 23 through June 2 with free admission.
Photos: Dmitri Baltermants / Russian Photo Association, Al Chang, W. Eugene Smith / Black Star, Susan Meiselas / Magnum Photos, Sal Veder / Associated Press