Liz O. Baylen

Photographer

A Southern California native, Liz O. Baylen graduated from Ohio University before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2007. Most of Baylen’s projects have been home-grown, covering important issues affecting the community in which she lives. She’s a three-time Pulitzer finalist and has also been recognized as POYi’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Previously, she worked for the Washington Times. She left the Los Angeles Times in 2017.

Recent Articles

  • Video: A debilitating medical mystery

    Video: A debilitating medical mystery

    Flash required Five babies born over 14 months in Kettleman City, Calif., were diagnosed with cleft lips and palates, Down syndrome or heart problems. Now, state and federal investigators are trying to answer this question: What is causing the birth defects?

  • Multimedia: Bamboo Charlie

    Multimedia: Bamboo Charlie

    Inside Bamboo Charlie's parallel universe This feature requires that JavaScript be enabled and the Flash plug-in be installed. For the better part of 18 years, Charles Ray Walker, a homeless man from Houston, has made his home near the junctions of the 5, 10, 60 and 101 freeways in Boyle Heights,...

  • Video: Haiti: Difficult Decisions

    Video: Haiti: Difficult Decisions

    Left bereft and overwhelmed after the Jan. 12 earthquake, her husband missing, Marie Lud Francois let her two older children be taken to an orphanage. Bringing them back will be a struggle.

  • Haiti: Difficult Decisions

    Haiti: Difficult Decisions

    Left bereft and overwhelmed after the Jan. 12 earthquake, her husband missing, Marie Lud Francois let her two older children be taken to an orphanage. Bringing them back will be a struggle.

  • Video: A debilitating medical mystery

    Video: A debilitating medical mystery

    Flash required Five babies born over 14 months in Kettleman City, Calif., were diagnosed with cleft lips and palates, Down syndrome or heart problems. Now, state and federal investigators are trying to answer this question: What is causing the birth defects?

  • Audio slide show: A desire to teach spurned

    Audio slide show: A desire to teach spurned

    Directed to stay at home, fourth-grade teacher Thomas Shelden continues to collect his L.A. Unified salary. Spend a day with Shelden in this audio slide show.

  • Audio slide show: An outsized man in every dimension

    Audio slide show: An outsized man in every dimension

    This feature requires that JavaScript be enabled and the Flash plug-in be installed. From personality to profile, Billi Gordon has never denied his girth, using it to disarm and entertain, creating a theatrical comedy career --in drag-- before pursuing research in neuroscience. But his size makes...

  • Audio slide show: His body a prison

    Audio slide show: His body a prison

    In the prime of life, rendered a quadriplegic

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