Students returns to ELAC for love of Photography

By Gabriela Reveles Lisa Lee came back to school to pursue in her hobby in photography. Her hobby that captures a moment and helps her escape from reality. Lee has a career in Adult protective services, a social worker for the elderly people in the county of Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a student all she did was go to her usual job on a daily basis. She never really…

May 16, 2017
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ELAC lab technician explores photography

By Cynthia Laguna Photography started as an interest for East Los Angeles lab technician John Monge, while he served in the air force. Monge’s passion for photography started as a hobby. Serving time in the air force, he traveled to Japan and the beautiful scenery around him encouraged him to pick up a camera. Monge borrowed his friend’s camera capturing the sunset and architecture. “I managed to sell photos from…

November 27, 2013
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Photography professor gives insight on his work

By Danny Carrillo East Los Angeles College Photography Professor Thomas Blum didn’t develop a strong interest in photography until his late 20’s. “My first father-in-law was big into photography and it always fascinated me,” he says what got him in the photography direction. Then he made a trip to Yosemite with his first wife, to visit where Hansel Adams worked for best photography and “started taking pictures up there and…

November 27, 2013
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Freestyle Photographic Supplies hosts annual student photography exhibition

      By Millie Chen   Freestyle Photographic Supplies is hosting their annual student exhibition of fine art photography from May to July 18. The event includes works from East Los Angeles College, represented by Juliet Lai, Amber Brown and Eric E. Franco. Many other institutions also have their photographs displayed in the gallery. The purpose of this exhibition is to show support for student photographers. This is their 8th…

May 15, 2013
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Artist uses unconventional methods to get point across

By Lourdes Espinoza   Photographs come alive through the works of Los Angeles-based artist Shizu Saldamando. Using unconventional canvases like notebook paper, wood pieces and bed sheets, Saldamando’s artwork concentrates on subculture, loved ones and pastimes. Putting a spin on her everyday events have won over her audience as it deals with complex human interactions among her tight-knit group of friends and outings having had lived in Los Angeles for…

May 1, 2013
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Former ELAC student, photographer overcomes hardships

By Rudy Trujillo   Feeling lucky to be alive, Eddie Ruvalcaba, former East Los Angeles College photography student, has overcome a rough childhood in Boyle Heights – witnessing friends fall into gang lifestyles and drug addiction. Ruvalcaba nearly swallowed himself up by the dark shadows of the community, one that he still lives in and loves. Ruvalcaba’s journey to and from college was not unlike others who have to halt…

May 1, 2013
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Artists collaborate in East Los Angeles art exhibit for Boys and Girls club

May 1, 2013

  By Erik Luna   In order to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club, local artists collaborated in the “Who Remembers in East LA? The Yearbook Exhibit” last Thursday at Cities Restaurant. Self-proclaimed East Los Angeles historian and host of the event Victor Felix has made it his mission to educate the youth and bring a positive perspective to East LA. In order to spread his message, Felix…

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Photography Portfolio

By Tadzio Garcia, Photographer Attached is a photography portfolio of the 2012 fall semester East Los Angeles College Campus News Online Editor and staff photographer Tadzio Garcia. Portfolio photos are from Campus News assignments or from photography class assignments with Kathy Russell (Advanced Photographic Techniques) and Mike Tsai (Directed Study). About Tadzio Garcia: He is a student of photojournalism at ELAC with Jean Stapleton, Campus News adviser, and of the photography department…

November 5, 2012
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