The Precarious Lives of Los Angeles Artists

LAAC Newspaper (photo by and courtesy Josh Schaedel) LOS ANGELES — Last Saturday, July 9, dozens gathered at The Fulcrum, a small publishing house and gallery in Chinatown, to celebrate the launch of the first Los Angeles Artist Census (LAAC) newspaper. Tacked to the walls were spreads from the modest, smartly designed publication that juxtaposes … Read more

The Precarious Lives of Freelance Photographers on the Frontlines

Maggie Steber is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has worked in 64 different countries, covering guerilla warfare in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and the fall of Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti. She does her work on a freelance basis and is often as worried about paying her bills as she is about flying shrapnel. “You have to … Read more