Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Day Parade In LA

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in South Los Angeles.
Thousands of people lined up on MLK blvd. from Western to Crenshaw to watch bands and floats pass by.
Los Angeles Unified All District Band.

Parade watchers on MLK Blvd.

Korean dancers.

Tuskegee Airmen in their float.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and his motorcycle which he drove in the parade.

LA Sheriff Lee Baca on a low-rider bicycle.

Occupy the Hood on Western and MLK Blvd.

Belize float.

Parade participants.

Crenshaw High School band.

Parade watcher on MLK Blvd.
More fun than the Rose Parade.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Join Me On January 14

Christopher Felver and Ted Soqui, Just Occupy exhibit.

January 14 - January 28, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 7:00 – 10:00 pm opening night.
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave. / D5 Gallery Santa Monica, CA 90404
11 – 6, Tuesday – Saturday 310-315-1937 Email:

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY presents JUST OCCUPY - an exhibition documenting the Occupy movement featuring photojournalists Ted Soqui and Christopher Felver.
In the spirit of the Occupy movement, Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center will be holding a pop-up exhibition titled JUST OCCUPY featuring the photojournalistic, yet intensely striking photographs by Los Angeles photographer Ted Soqui. Soqui is a seasoned Los Angeles photojournalist, whose photographs were featured in the New York Times, LA Weekly and other international journals around the world.

Ted Soqui’s iconic photograph of the female protester with the 99% bandana, knit cap and shockingly intense eyes was chosen by artist Shepard Fairey for the cover of TIME magazine’s person of the year. The image is now the symbol for the Occupy movement, not only from Wall Street, but from Arab Spring to Athens to Moscow.

JUST OCCUPY will be the first exhibition and documentation of the Occupy LA phenomenon, which lasted longer than the Wall Street occupation, of which all images are intense, provocative and beautiful.
Also featured in JUST OCCUPY will be a series of photographic collages by photojournalist Christopher Felver, who is known for his documentary photographs of the beats, poets and musicians.These photos from his Ordered World series show a stark contrast to the narrative photos of Ted Soqui, yet have a different impact by showing the force of simple words when joined together such as: JUST PEACE, JUST WAR, JUST 99%, JUST OCCUPY.

JUST OCCUPY will open in conjunction with Photo LA on Saturday, January 14th, 2012.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

LA Weekly Cover Jan 6-12, 2012

Made the cover of this week's LA Weekly.
The cover was designed by Darrick Rainey and the story was written by Tibby Rothman.