Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

A Photo History of L.A.’s Miracle Mile

Circa 1940 view of the Miracle Mile. Courtesy of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection, USC Libraries. Via KCET.


Even if you’re not a native of our lovely Southern California, you’ll be able to appreciate the archive of early photos that KCET has put together featuring the City of Angels’ iconic Miracle Mile.

“In 1921, the stretch of Wilshire Boulevard now known as the Miracle Mile was a 20-foot-wide dirt road, flanked by oil wells and barley fields. Today, the strip is a busy thoroughfare, home to museums, the La Brea Tar Pits, and a collection of historic Art Deco structures,” says KCET.

It’s amazing to watch the progression of the district in KCET’s featured shots, which range from 1920—before any commercial buildings existed—to the 1960s—when department stores flanked six lanes of traffic. See all of the photos here.



closeUP: Downtown LA

DTLA 2012
© Nikhil Shahi


Lomography Hosts Tori Amos Inspiration Photo Contest

Lomography and renown singer Tori Amos have teamed up to host a photography contest inspired by several worldwide cities, including our very own City of Angels. The Tori Amos Inspiration Competition is accepting entries until August 15th, so get on it! The contest features “exclusives prizes including a Limited Edition TORI Diana F+ camera that you can’t even pick up in the Lomography Online Shop,” according to the contest site. There are also a ton of other opportunities for prizes for winners and runners up. Read all about the competition and prizes at the official contest site. Good luck!

[via LAist, via Lomography] image via Lomography


closeUP: gehry’s design


Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall, new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
© mbockal


Photojournalism: War is Only Half the Story

photo © Uriel Sinai, 66th POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year, courtesy Annenberg Space for Photography

For the final program of their IRIS Nights series during the Pictures of the Year International (POYi) exhibition, The Annenberg Space for Photography will be presenting “War is Only Half the Story”: A Conversation with Sara Terry and Louie Palu. Both acclaimed photojournalists, Terry and Palu will be discussing issues relevant to photojournalism, their experiences covering global conflict and their work on The Aftermath Project. For those of you who are practicing photojournalists, or interested in a future in the field, this is not to be missed.

Find out more about the important work that The Aftermath Project is doing after the jump and click here to register for the IRIS Nights program. Also, we’d love to hear about any of your experiences in photojournalism. Upload images to share at the DP Flickr Group, Tweet us, or comment with stories.

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