MacArthur Park's Polaroid portraitists are fading away
The park's Polaroid photographers are old-timers, the last of a dying breed. They've been sparring under the palm trees for nearly 40 years - and it's hard for them to admit it might be frame over. Full story
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Waiting for business( Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times )
Polaroid photographer Ramon Alvarez sits on a concrete bench in MacArthur Park, waiting for customers to have their picture taken. Business has crawled to a near standstill in recent years, but Alvarez keeps coming to the park by bus from his Van Nuys home.
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