Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chinatown Anti-Walmart Protest

Thousands of Angelenos protest against the new Walmart which is under construction in LA's Chinatown. Union members, activist, and residents of Chinatown don't want the new Walmart to be completed. Walmart has faced criticism for underpaying their workers, forcing many of them to file for food stamp assistance.
Local residents also fear Walmart may force small unique business owners to fold due to cut throat competition practices, resulting in a loss of cultural identity of LA's Chinatown.
Today marked the largest protest against any Walmart to date and was lead by Walmart employees.

Marching up Broadway.

Tom Morello sings at the rally.

Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Sec. of LA Co. Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.

Grammy Award winning performer, Ben Harper, singing his anti-Walmart song.

Teamsters showed up in style flying the colors.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Downtown LA at Dusk

The back view of the iconic "Jesus Saves" sign in downtown LA at dusk.

Downtown LA.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

LA Press Club 54th Annual Awards

Carl Bernstein speaking about Watergate.

Woodward (Via Skype) and Bernstein speaking about Watergate.

David Goldstein receives the Joseph M. Quinn Award.

Carl Bernstein with the President's Award.

The Pearl family speaking about Daniel Pearl.

Here are some images from the 54th Annual Southern California Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards dinner held at the Biltmore Hotel.
Pulitzer Prize Award winners Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward spoke about their experiences in writing about Watergate and the Nixon presidency 40 years ago. They also received President's Award.
I received a first place award for best News Photo of 2011, for my image of an Occupy LA Protester.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Levitated Mass Opens at LACMA (Updated)

Almost ready.

Sunday mass.

Artist Michael Heizer.

The masses at mass.
 Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012
Panoramic mass. Click to see larger.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge talks about the new art exhibit at LACMA, "Levitated Mass."
Video by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rodney King RIP

Goodbye to fellow Altadenan and Angeleno Rodney King.

Yes, we can get along.

Rest in peace, Rodney.

Rodney giving his "can we get along?" speech, Friday May 1, 1992.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Levitated Mass Awaits

The art project known as "Levitated Mass" awaits it's opening day, June 24, 2012.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Happy Flag Day

A secret service agent holds a white sheet of paper for media cameras to test the lighting on stage where  President Obama is to speak.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

E3 Expo in L.A.

Scenes from the E3 Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

President Obama in Beverly Hills

POTUS channeling Patton.

President Obama spoke to the LBGT Leadership Council Gala held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Transit of Venus

Venus and the sun play at the beach.
So begins the transit.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Morning in Downtown L.A.

Downtown L.A. on a Sunday morning.


Under the bridge.

Arts district.

Broken tequila bottle.

Bradbury building.

Grand Central Market apt. buildings.

Jesus Malverde.

Grand Central Market.

Walt Disney Concert Hall garden.
Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Hollywood Watchers

A Carmen Ghia waits at a red light in Hollywood.

Being watched.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012