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e Just One More, Jr.

Celebrating 74 years of Press Photography in Southern California

Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles February 2010, Volume 74, Number 1

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Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Check our web site at www.ppagla.org for complete monthly contest results and judges comments

October, news, second place: Military honor guards carry the remains of missing-in-action World War II Army Air Force Sgt. Robert Stinson to a

waiting hearse nearly 65 years after the plane Stinson was aboard crashed in the ocean off of the Philippines during the war. Stinson’s remains were found five years ago but it took that time to identify Stinson through the DNA process.

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in this issue

President’s Message

2009 Point Standings

October Contest Winners

David Hume Kennerly exhibit

Contest Photos


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President’s Message

Let’s build up our membership

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think we’re all in agreement that 2009 No matter where you try to place the was a brutal year in the journalism blame, the cards have been dealt and we community. For those lucky enough must make the best out of what we now who have a staff position, you were have. Now is time for us to look forward and either offered a severance package, a not to the past. Learn from the past and use huge salary cut or the door. Still and video what we’ve learned along the way to build photographer positions were eliminated coast- a new way of earning income for ourselves to-coast in a cost savings move and our families. We need to to keep media organizations build upon what we do have afloat. It was written by some and can do, rather that what that journalism (in the tradiwe had and the way it was. tional sense) was dying a slow One thing I want you death. No one was immune as to know is that you have a cutback after cutback sliced President, Board of Directors away at each media organiand Association that cares a lot zation. In many cases, good about YOU! Next year in 2011, people were let go — forcing the PPAGLA will be celebratthe ones left behind to do more ing our 75th Anniversary. That Outgoing President John work, with less pay. is 75 years of us recording McCoy, left, hands over the One cause, was due to low PPAGLA gavel of leadership to history throughout Southern advertising revenue due to read- incoming President Bob Riha Jr. California, Los Angeles and the ers utilizing the Internet more world. That is 75 years of sharand for free. Another might be due to mismaning our experiences with millions and millions agement at the ‘executive’ level. For freelancof readers and viewers. This is our job and I ers, it meant less or no assignments from your am so thankful we do — what we do. freelance client, since that budget was also JOM — Just One More, is the name of cut or reduced also to save money. In extreme the book we produce each year to record the situations, newspapers — some publishing for history of Los Angeles through the awardmore than a century — were shut down. winning photography of our membership. But

it is also a simple request from me to you. Just one more is all that I ask of you. Your Board of Directors and I request that each member of PPAGLA recruit one new member to join PPAGLA now! It’s as simple as that. Strength in numbers is a good concept. Besides, where else can you get a 50 percent discount on all rental gear included with your membership courtesy of Samy’s Camera, a longtime sponsor and supporter of PPAGLA? As your new President of PPAGLA, I am truly honored and humbled by being elected President. I must say (for the record) following John McCoy — our past president these last four years — is going to be a hard act to follow. We all owe John our gratitude for his leadership and dedication these past several years. With your continued support of your Board of Directors and our members, the Board will continue its dedication and support to all of you. Sincerely,

Bob Riha, Jr. President, PPAGLA

old board hands over reigns to new board

New/Old Board meeting at El Torito Mexican restaurant in Burbank Jan 28, 2010. Back row from left, Carl Schumacher, Jon Vidar, Alan Madden, Dave Fernandez, Franklin Smith, Carlos Delgado, Gerard Burkhart, and Dan Watson. Front row from left, John Milek, Joel Lugavere, outgoing President John McCoy, and incoming President Bob Riha, Jr.

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he “new/old” board meeting was held at El Torito Mexican restaurant in Burbank on Jan. 29, 2010. The outgoing board discussed details for the March 13 annual awards dinner. After dinner, outgoing president John McCoy handed over the original PPAGLA gavel from 1936 to Bob Riha who was elected to head of the organization after McCoy’s four years of outstanding service at the helm. Riha outlined plans to move forward with the organization’s social media networking and modernization of the PPAGLA web site, as well as, updating the local media guide that he helped to produced with other PPAGLA members in 1990-1991. Arturo Quesada was elected Vice President, Edna T. Simpson will continue as Treasurer, Carlos Delgado was elected Secretary and John McCoy will take the seat of Chairman of the Board. Good luck to the new board and President Bob Riha as he embarks on his two year term. — Dan Watson

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Point standings

2009 Contest points Through october 2009

Terry Pierson Will Lester Mark Zaleski

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

350

The Press-Enterprise

320

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

240

Keith Birmingham

Pasadena Star-News

220

Stan Lim

The Press-Enterprise

200

Ed Crisostomo

The Press-Enterprise

190

Los Angeles Daily News

145

The Press-Enterprise

80

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

80

Rodrigo Peña Jennifer Cappuccio Maher Gabriel Fenoy

Claremont Courier

75

Ventura County Star

55

Associated Press

50

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

40

Freelance

40

Marilyn Chung

The Desert Sun

40

David Pardo

The Daily Press

40

Freelance

40

Karen Quincy Loberg Mark J. Terrill Scott Varley Christina House

Ringo H.W. Chu Terry Miller Watchara Phomicinda Michael Owen Baker William Wilson Lewis III Sean Hiller Eric Reed Danny Moloshok

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400

Thomas R. Cordova

Hans Gutknecht

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The Press-Enterprise

Core Media Group

30

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

30

Los Angeles Daily News

20

The Press-Enterprise

20

Daily Breeze

10

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

10

Freelance

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monthly contest results

October, Sports, First Place: Angels’ Howie Kendrick celebrates with Erick Aybar after scoring the game-winning run on a double by Jeff Mathis

october 2009

Honorable Mention Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Honorable Mention Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Ed Crisostomo, The Press-Enterprise

Judges: Sarasota HeraldTribune: Mike Lang, Director of Photography, Lara Meckfessel, Dan Wagner, and Thomas Bender

Honorable Mention Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Honorable Mention Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Thomas R. Cordova, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

News

Honorable Mention Mark Zaleski, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News

First Place Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise

Feature

Sports

Second Place Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

First Place Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press

Honorable Mention Rodrigo Peña, The Press-Enterprise

Third Place Mark Zaleski, The Press-Enterprise

Second Place Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press

First Place Ed Crisostomo, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise

Third Place Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise

Second Place Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Third Place Ed Crisostomo, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Eric Reed, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Honorable Mention Thomas R. Cordova, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Third Place Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise

Honorable Mention Ed Crisostomo, The Press-Enterprise

Portrait

First Place Jennifer Cappuccio Maher, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Second Place Thomas R. Cordova, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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as New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira looks on during the 11th inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship baseball series on Oct. 19.

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Social Media Chairman Jon Vidar points out the key benefits of social media networking to the PPAGLA board at Jan. 7 meeting at Univision.

PPAGLA Gets Socialized

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t the Jan. 7, 2010 board meeting held at Univision, freelance photographer Jon Vidar presented the benefits of social media networking for the PPAGLA. Establishing a presence on popular social networking sites such as, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn will allow members and interested non-members to discuss current photographic issues, stay connected with the community, and drive traffic to ppagla.org. The Board voted for Vidar to continue with his efforts, electing him to chair the “social media” committee, joined by Arturo Quezada, he will be sending regular email notifications to the membership.

Dan Watson

The 2009 Awards Dinner will be held at the world-famous Stevens Steak House in the City of Commerce on Saturday, March 13, 2010, cocktails starting at 6 p.m. There will be a dynamite buffet including prime rib at this historic 55-year-old steakhouse! Tickets purchased before March 3 are $37. Checks should be made payable to “PPAGLA” and sent to:

Dan Watson

Buy Your Tickets Now for Awards Dinner

Follow PPAGLA on Facebook at www. facebook.com/ppagla and on Twitter at www. twitter.com/ppagla.

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MEDIA ACCESS VIDEO

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A media access e-training video was produced by PPAGLA in association with the LAPD by PPAGLA Presidents John McCoy and Bob Riha Jr. and videographer Scott Meadows. Journalist John Cadiz Klemack narrates the four-minute video, which presents Penal Code 409.5 and California Sate Law as it pertains to emergency and disaster incidents in California. The video also addresses press credentials, media vehicle dash placards and the PPAGLA media vests — to re-familiarize officers with legitimate credentials in the field. The video will be shown to all current officers

as part of their POST Training on Media Relations. “The Los Angeles Police

Department continues to strive to create ‘best practices’ in policing, including those involv-

ing media relations. The LAPD believes in creating positive working relationships with the media and continued transparency and access. Having members of the media contribute to our e-learning media training with a video that is both comprehensive and educational for our officers, helps police officers better understand the role of the media and how together, we can better serve the public,” said Mary Grady, Commanding Officer of the LAPD’s Public Information Office. “I was very impressed with the video that was put together,” she added.


news

Kennerly exhibit opens in Santa Monica

Copyright David Hume Kennerly

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has appeared on the cover of that magazine. Kennerly’s World Press winning Cambodian girl that was personally printed and signed by Ansel Adams. A print of Robert F. Kennedy taken in Portland in 1966 and personally inscribed to Kennerly from Kennedy. A vintage photograph taken of RFK only moments before his death at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. A preview of the entire show can be seen on the Frank Pictures Gallery site: www.frankpicturesgallery.com PPAGLA member David Hume Kennerly resides in Santa Monica and is currently developing a symposium with The USC Annenberg Center on Communica-

tion Leadership & Policy called, David Hume Kennerly’s Decisive Moments: Shooting Into the 21st Century, a oneweek workshop that will launch this summer in Los Angeles. This January, Kennerly is one of three former White House photographers conducting a week-long seminar, Behind the Lens: White House Photography from LBJ to Obama at the LBJ Library and The Dolph Briscoe Center for American history and is a keynote speaker at the EG conference in Monterey. —Jim McKinniss President Richard Nixon on the piano at the dedication of the new “Grand Ole Opry” in 1974 in Nashville, Tenn.

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President Gerald R. Ford meets with O.J. Simpson and his family in the Cabinet Room of the White House in the summer of 1976. Pictured are wife Marguerite, daughter Arnelle and son Jason.

Copyright David Hume Kennerly

f O.J. Had Only Called Me,” is a 40-year retrospective of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and PPAGLA member David Hume Kennerly’s work that opened at Frank Pictures Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 31. The photographs are on display from Jan. 20 through April 3, 2010. The show includes rare vintage photographs along with modern prints of Kennerly’s work chronicling the last third of the 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st. Many photographs in the exhibit that Kennerly took are inscribed to him by some of the personalities who changed the world between 1966 and 2010. Highlights include a 20 x 24 vintage fiber print of the Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier Heavyweight fight in Madison Square Garden, March 8, 1971, (one of five printed from the original negative), framed with an extremely rare original fight poster, 10 x 14, signed by both Ali and Frazier. Three vintage prints taken in Vietnam in 1971 that were part of the original portfolio of 14 prints submitted by UPI to the Pulitzer Prize Committee that awarded Kennerly the 1972 prize for Feature Photography. A suite of photographs of Ansel Adams including, “the cover that missed,” humorous photo of the esteemed photographer taken by Kennerly for TIME Magazine that featured Adams in 1979, the only occasion a photographer

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Ed Crisostomo/The Press-Enterprise

october contest photos

October, portrait, first place: Behind a spirit wheel depicting the four elements are members of the Murrieta Witches of the Goddess, a pagan

group whose membership has grown from a handful in 2006 to more than 130 today. In conservative southwest Riverside County, they find people more tolerant of their beliefs.

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October, Sports, second place:

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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason keeps his eye on the puck during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 25, 2009, in Los Angeles.

October, portrait, honorable mention: Megan Fate, 24, will be one of the session leaders at the first Ignite Conference, a youth and young adult outreach conference to be held at the First Baptist Church in Pomona. Thomas R. Cordova/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Mark J. Terrill/ Associated Press


Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

october contest photos

October, news, first place: Angel Dahl, left, and his mother Patricia Dahl cry during funeral services for Army Spc. Michael Dahl Jr., 23, at Riverside National Cemetery on Oct. 27, 2009. Michael was killed while fighting the war in Afghanistan. Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise

october, news, honorable mention: Firefighters watch

a wall of fire created from a backfire east of Wrightwood on Oct. 3, 2009. The Sheep Fire moves within approximately one mile of Wrightwood. Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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October, feature, first place: A Splash Dog competitor comes up to retrieve the ball Oct. 2, 2009, at the L.A. County Fair at Fairplex in Pomona.

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Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise

october contest photos

october, sports, honorable mention: Los Angeles Dodgers’ Doug Mientkiewicz and Russell Martin share a moment in the dugout as the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate their National League Championship win in game 5 of the NLCS at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Oct. 21, 2009.

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october, news, honorable mention:

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Counter-protester Erika Paz yells at the group of Neo-Nazi protesters from across Madison Street during the Neo-Nazi protest call for mass deportation of illegal immigrants near the Home Depot facility on Madison Street in Riverside. Around 20 NeoNazi protesters and about 600 counter-protesters participated in the three hour rally. Mark Zaleski/ The Press-Enterprise


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2010 Board of directors

Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles 3607 W. Magnolia Blvd., Suite 5, Burbank, CA 91505 Web site: www.ppagla.org E-mail: info@ppagla.org

OFFICERS

President: Bob Riha, Jr., Rihaphoto@aol.com Vice President: Arturo Quezada, aquezada@univision.net Secretary: Carlos Delgado, litosphoto@aol.com Treasurer: Edna Trunell-Simpson, edna_photo41@yahoo.com Chairman of the Board: John McCoy, johnephoto@aol.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bob Riha, Jr.; Art Quezada; Carlos Delgado; Edna Simpson; John Milek, johnfmilek@yahoo.com; Dan Watson; Scott Meadows; Carl Schumacher, cmschuma@ pacbell.net; Gerard Burkhart, gbpix@earthlink.net; Alan Zanger, zanger@charter.net; Jim Ober; Joel Lugavere; and Alan Madden, maddenalan1@aol.com.

CHAIRPERSONS

Video/Multi-Media Committee Co-Chairs: David Fernandez (visualtec@att.net) and Scott Meadows (cameraman26@sbcglobal.net) Social Media Committee Co-Chairs: Jon Vidar (jvidar@mac.com) and Jim Ober (jim@tracksidephoto.com) Sponsorships Committee Chair: Jim Ober Awards Dinner Committee Chair: Joel Lugavere (jlugavere@att.net) Contests Committee/JOM Chair: Joel Lugavere Memberships Committee Chair: Rick Meyer (laphotog@aol.com) Education Committee Chair: Gerard Burkhart Media Access Committee Co-Chairs: John McCoy and Scott Meadows

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