| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Hard to imagine, but in the 1950s there were no more than a couple hundred surfers in Southern California. Spying one of these early adopters gliding across the waves was a rare treat.
Rarer still were the people who photographed them.
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:28 AM
With a click of the camera pressed against her forehead, the photojournalist broke ground in a way her male colleagues never could.
Two weeks later in 1953, Life magazine printed the picture she took moments after giving birth at a Los Angeles hospital....
| Apr 29, 2013
Stanley A. Dashew, an inventor and entrepreneur who helped revolutionize the credit card industry, died of natural causes Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a family spokesman. He was 96.
Dashew held 40 patents in fields as diverse as credit card...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:09 PM
When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
He was right.
Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Jean Bach first laid eyes on the astonishing photograph more than a decade after its 57 subjects — all illustrious figures from jazz's golden age — posed on the steps of a Harlem brownstone in the summer of 1958.
The photo eventually...
| May 27, 2013
Photographer Wayne F. Miller, who served with an elite Navy unit that produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II and then went on to create a ground-breaking series of portraits chronicling the lives of black Americans in Chicago,...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Who doesn't love a cucumber?
Picklers, slicers, green or yellow, smooth or bumpy, thin- or thick-skinned, chubby Kirbys, little cornichons, English, Japanese, Persian. Good thing then that with the impending heat comes cucumber season.
They peak with...
| Aug 15, 2013
Pushed by such celebrities as Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, state lawmakers are considering yet another proposal aimed at taming aggressive packs of paparazzi. The new bill, by Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), would take a state law that bars...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
What do the three most notable photography shows of the fall have in common? All of them look to L.A. for their source material. Two focus on photographers whose long careers are based here, and one honors the vision of a pair of local collectors....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president.
"I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female...