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Marcus Yam

Marcus is a Los Angeles Times staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he is interested in the social issues and dichotomies that shape the human experience. At a turning point, he left a career in aerospace engineering to pursue a photographic life. In 2017, Marcus was named Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year. Yam was part of teams that won two Pulitzer Prizes for breaking news: for coverage of theSan Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash., for the Seattle Times. His previous work has earned an Emmy Award, a World Press Photo Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
Mariachis serenade voters in #dtla's Westlake neighborhood

Griselda Sanchez walks to the polls to vote as she is followed by the Mariachi Cuicatlan, organized by CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles) in an effort urge voters to go to the polls. PHOTOS: America goes to the polls

California fire coverage: 18 blazes scorch 600,000 acres across the state

Mendocino Complex fire

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