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2017 Exposures in Journalism Finalists

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2017 Exposures in Journalism Finalists

Khai Le

Here are the still photo Finalists for the 2017 Exposures in Journalism Contest.

Judges were Ken Kwok, Hal Wells, Calvin Alagot and Kirk McKoy of the Los Angeles Times.

Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks for participating.

Winning places will be announce on the show night September 16, 2017.

Entertainment:

Venice Bids Farwell to The Freak Show

Matthew Martin, Santa Monica College  
Venice Bids Farwell to The Freak Show
Venice Freakshow performer Asia Ray, resident Sword swallower and fire-eater, shows off her skill of sword swallowing during the Venice Freakshow Farwell Party on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, Calif., on Sunday, April 30 2017. Ray has been with the freak show since her father Todd Ray opened this house of wonders in 2006 and “made the most of [her] final performance for the Venice Freakshow enthusiasts.”

 Lauren Schnapper a member of Millennium Dance Complex, performed with her company as the countdown began for  NYE - LA Countdown to 2017, New Years Eve December 31, 2017, at Grand Park, in Downtown Los Angeles.

Daniel Bowyer, Santa Monica College
Lauren Schnapper a member of Millennium Dance Complex, performed with her company as the countdown began for  NYE - LA Countdown to 2017, New Years Eve December 31, 2017, at Grand Park, in Downtown Los Angeles.

 Ryan Tedder, the lead vocalist for OneRepublic, hits the high notes for "All the Right Moves" on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 8, 2017.

Jintak Han, UCLA
Ryan Tedder, the lead vocalist for OneRepublic, hits the high notes for "All the Right Moves" on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 8, 2017.

Feature:

 Parents photograph their child at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley California on April 8, 2017 at 11:19 AM (Photo By: Zane Meyer-Thornton


Zane Meyer_Thornton, Santa Monica College
Parents photograph their child at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley California on April 8, 2017 at 11:19 AM.

Los Angles International Pillow Fight Day Celebration

Matthew Martin, Santa Monica College
Los Angles International Pillow Fight Day Celebration
Two young pillow fight participants hurry to get out of the cross fire of feathers and pillows during the annual International Pillow Fight Day event which took place in Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angles Calif., on Saturday April 1 2017. Hundreds of people traded soft blows in a giant pillow fight that dwarfed even the biggest slumber party slugfest, for children, teens, adults and seniors all swung pillows at one another for over 2 hours during Saturdays event.

Freeze Tag

Damiesha Williams, Pierce College
Kids playing tag in water at Universal City Walk, March 17, 2017.

General News:

HEATED DEBATE


Joshua Miller, Long Beach City College
HEATED DEBATE: Joshua Gonzalez, 17, of Anaheim, left, argues with Chad Towe, 46, of Sacramento, at a Donald Trump rally in Anaheim on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

USAC Election dominated by independent canidates

Kristie-Valerie Hoang, UCLA
USAC Election dominated by independent candidates
Independent canidate Chloe Pan,the UCLA student association council's newly elected 2017-2018 external vice president, is overcome with emotion following election result announcements in Meyeroff Park on May 8, 2017.

Muslim Ban and Bananas

Zin Chiang, Santa Monica College
Father feeds his infant son a banana during a protest against the Immigration Ban of travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Calif. Jan. 28, 2017

Little Flag Waver

Helena Sung, Santa Monica College
Little Flag Waver. A little girl perched atop the shoulders of another young protester waves a rainbow flag at a double decker bus blasting pop music and filled with dancing protesters at the Pride Resist March in Los Angeles, CA on June 11, 2017.

Picture Story:

Cuba


CUBA by Jose C. Lopez, Santa Monica College
A man sits on the rocks at the Malecon seawall area enjoying the ocean view along with fishermen and divers in Havana, Cuba on May 3, 2016. The Malecon is a popular social destination for many Cubans who may have plenty of time to spend but little money. In the day its a place for bathing, while at night the sidewalk along the Malecon will become active all night long transforming into social hotspot alternative to clubs.

 Piterberg dismisses his class about 20 minutes after it started, an hour before its scheduled end time. Piterberg was unavailable for comment.

GABRIEL PITERBERG by Jintak Han, UCLA
Protesters gather outside a classroom on Jan. 9, 2017, in Royce Hall at UCLA waiting for history professor Gabriel Piterberg, who has been accused of sexually assaulting graduate students in 2013. Piterberg settled out of court in 2016 for a sexual assault lawsuit brought by two of his former female graduate students.
SHOWN: Piterberg dismisses his class about 20 minutes after it started, an hour before its scheduled end time. Piterberg was unavailable for comment.

 Pigs sit quietly on the two storey metal truck taking them in through the gates of Farmer John, a meatpacking facility in the city of Vernon, Los Angeles, CA. Activists claim that the pigs receive no food or water during their journey, which may take several days from farm to slaughterhouse.  March 22nd 2017 Photo by Ruth Iorio

CARRION by Ruth Iorio, Santa Monica College
Pigs sit quietly on the two storey metal truck taking them in through the gates of Farmer John, a meatpacking facility in the city of Vernon, Los Angeles, CA. Activists claim that the pigs receive no food or water during their journey, which may take several days from farm to slaughterhouse. 

Portraits:

REFLECTION


Joshua Miller, Long Beach City College
REFLECTION: Carlos Vasquez of Hollister prepares to ride his green 2003 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle, Sunday, July 3 during the 69th annual Hollister Independence Rally. The city of Hollister, California is known throughout the biker community as being the “birthplace of the American Biker” and is said to have been the inspiration for the 1953 movie, The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando.

TEMPEST

 Richard Martinez, Los Angeles City College
TEMPEST: Mimi Tempest lets her hair fly during a photoshoot on April 22, 2016 at Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Park to promote her new album, “The Ego Trip”.

 May 7, 2017. The Writers Bloc, a nonprofit organization invited Senator Bernie Sanders to talk about his book, 'Our Revolution'. Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, California. Photo By: Daniel Bowyer

Daniel Bowyer, Santa Monica College
May 7, 2017. The Writers Bloc, a nonprofit organization invited Senator Bernie Sanders to talk about his book, 'Our Revolution'. Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, California.

Sports Action:

 UCLA Women's Gymnastics vs. Cal


Kristie-Valerie Hoang, UCLA
UCLA Women's Gymnastics
Freshman Kyla Ross delivers a flawless split jump on the balance beam, resulting in a 9.925 that helped the Bruins defeat their competitor UC Berkeley on March 5, 2017.
 

 UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) pushes past Oregon forward Dillon Brooks (24) to score a layup at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2017. Holiday's layup started a seven-point scoring streak for the Bruins that turned the lead to UCLA in the final minutes, winning them the game 82-79.


Jintak Han, UCLA
UCLA guard Aaron Holiday (3) pushes past Oregon forward Dillon Brooks (24) to score a layup at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2017. Holiday's layup started a seven-point scoring streak for the Bruins that turned the lead to UCLA in the final minutes, winning them the game 82-79.

Practice makes perfect

Jayrol San Jose, Santa Monica College
Asher Bradshaw showing off his skateboarding skills while filmilng at Venice Beach Skate Park on April 11th, 2017.

Sports Feature:

Frustration On The Court


Matthew Martin, Santa Monica College
Frustration On The Court
Santa Monica College Corsair freshman Abby Mullins (#2, singles) crouches down and grabs her head in annoyance as she loses a game during her 2 – 0 (6-2, 6-1) set victory, which was part of the Corsairs 7 – 1 blowout victory against the Ventura College Pirates at the Ocean View Park Tennis Courts in Santa Monica Calif., on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

 (Right) #67 Defensive Tackle, Omarius Bryant of the Los Angeles Rams playing with young fans at the Friday, June 16, 2017, 'Playground Build'. Figueroa Street Elemenyty School. 510 West 111th St., Los Angeles,  California. Photo By: Daniel Bowyer

Daniel Bowyer, Santa Monica College
(Right) #67 Defensive Tackle, Omarius Bryant of the Los Angeles Rams playing with young fans at the Friday, June 16, 2017, 'Playground Build'. Figueroa Street Elemenyty School. 510 West 111th St., Los Angeles,  California. 

 Oregon forward Dillon Brooks screams into the crowd after scoring a game-winning 3-pointer against UCLA with less than a second left on the clock at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.  on Dec. 28, 2016. Brooks ended UCLA's 13-game undefeated streak with a final score of 89-87.

Jintak Han, UCLA
Oregon forward Dillon Brooks screams into the crowd after scoring a game-winning 3-pointer against UCLA with less than a second left on the clock at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore.  on Dec. 28, 2016. Brooks ended UCLA's 13-game undefeated streak with a final score of 89-87.

Spot News:

 Students burn a Donald Trump piñata as part of a spontaneous protest that erupted on campus on Nov. 8, 2017, after Trump won the presidency. By the time the protest reached Westwood Village, at least 2,000 students had joined, according to LAPD.


Jintak Han, UCLA
Students burn a Donald Trump piñata as part of a spontaneous protest that erupted on campus on Nov. 8, 2017, after Trump won the presidency. By the time the protest reached Westwood Village, at least 2,000 students had joined, according to LAPD.

 Vegan Activist Brad Bethell sits with his parents and a family attorney in his room at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, an area in the city of Los Angeles, CA, shortly after being admitted to the hospital with several broken ribs, a broken jaw and nose, and serious internal bleeding from being assaulted 24 hours previously by a bouncer at local Venice Beach bar 'The Other Room'. Brad was showing the bar's patrons a slide show of animal abuse on a laptop thrust into their view from the street outside the bar, an action which angered security. Brad has no health insurance and is homeless: his impending surgeries are adding onto an ever increasing medical bill he does not know how to pay. Photo by Ruth Iorio on May 7th 2017 (Santa Monica College, Photo 13 Spring 2017, Gerard Burkhart)

Ruth Lorio, Santa Monica College
Vegan Activist Brad Bethell sits with his parents and a family attorney in his room at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills, an area in the city of Los Angeles, CA, shortly after being admitted to the hospital with several broken ribs, a broken jaw and nose, and serious internal bleeding from being assaulted 24 hours previously by a bouncer at local Venice Beach bar 'The Other Room'. Brad was showing the bar's patrons a slide show of animal abuse on a laptop thrust into their view from the street outside the bar, an action which angered security. Brad has no health insurance and is homeless: his impending surgeries are adding onto an ever increasing medical bill he does not know how to pay. Photo by Ruth Iorio on May 7th 2017.

No Incoming Traffic

Zin Chiang, Santa Monica College
Protestors against Immigration Ban of travelers from 7 Muslim-majority countries intermittenly stops traffic at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Calif. Jan. 28, 2017