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501 W. Glenoaks, #655
Glendale, CA 91202

Fire Seminar

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Let’s talk fire with those on the front line

PPAGLA Member Fire Safety Seminar 2018

Listen to seasoned photojournalists who get right on the fire line and share some pretty amazing work. Feel their adrenaline as they stand next to the guys and gals charged with quelling the beast. Learn what photojournalists and firefighters do to prepare for survival and work in harmony.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Location: Veterans Memorial Complex
4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230 held in the Iksan room

Cost: FREE to members! $50 for non-members.
Benefits: Priceless

You seriously don’t want to miss this event!


Stuart Palley


Is a photographer based in Southern California specializing in environmental, art, editorial, and commercial/corporate subjects. 

Over the past 5 years Stuart has photographed over 75 wildfires in the state and has formal wildland fire training.



Sean Browning


Is an award-winning Chief Photographer for NBCLA. He is a Los Angeles native and covers breaking stories for the 11pm news throughout the Southern California area.


Karen Quincy Loberg


Is a dedicated freelance visual journalist, she worked for the Ventura County Star for 18 years before becoming a freelance photographer. 

Karen is a board member with Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. She loves shooting wildfires and being on the fireline alongside the firefighters.  

Wally Skalij


Is a photographer for the Los Angeles Times for the past 12 years that has taken him all over the world covering world sporting events including five Olympics. Wally’s career has also taken him to wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon. He shot fashion in Paris and shot photos on a movie set in the Sahara Desert.


A native of the City of Los Angeles, Branden Silverman has been a member of the LAFD for over 17 years. He has worked in various areas of the city, ranging from the San Fernando Valley to South Los Angeles and is currently assigned as Captain overseeing the LAFD Community Risk Reduction Unit. Captain Silverman is a Registered CA State Fire Training Instructor and also serves as a Public Information Officer, affording him additional opportunities for interaction with the media and community to promote public safety initiatives.