Maya Sugarman Visual Journalist

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Maya Sugarman produces platform-specific visual content for KPCC including animations, graphics, video and photos.

Before joining KPCC, Maya worked at the Antelope Valley Press, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange Country Register, Santa Monica Daily Press and East Bay Express. She has been an adjunct instructor at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism. She studied art at UCLA.

Her work has been recognized by Editor & Publisher, the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists, National Newspaper Association, Associated Collegiate Press, and California College Media Association.


Stories by Maya Sugarman

How to take the best pics inside the Infinity Mirrors exhibit

The new installations by artist Yayoi Kusama were designed with selfie culture in mind. Take advantage of the social media storm.

How to make your own pinhole camera to watch the eclipse

If you didn’t get your hands on a pair of those special eclipse glasses, have no fear — you can make your very own eclipse viewer with the help of KPCC.

LA's Museum of Ice Cream: Where your next great selfie comes from

It's not really a museum, per se, but it IS a great place to sample ice creams and take pictures.

New Hollywood bar Girl at the White Horse says 'drink at home'

"What we wanted to do was make it as simplified as possible. You can call your spirit and we’ll probably have one mixer with it. Almost the way you’d come home from work and just pour something."

Northridge Earthquake: Then and now photo gallery

On this anniversary of the 1994 Northridge quake, we remember some of the more iconic images of damage that was done. This gallery looks at what was rebuilt and what has changed.

The Institute of Mentalphysics : A seeker and a famous son build a city in the High Desert

Explorer and spiritual seeker Ding Le Mai had land and a vision, but needed an architect. Lloyd Wright needed a way to escape dad's shadow. Together they built The Institute of Mentalphysics near Joshua Tree.

How cop's eye for detail helped this Angeleno model LA — in Legos

When LAPD officer Jorge Parra isn't walking the beat in L.A., he's still thinking about the city's street and buildings. He's spent years building a model of L.A. ... out of Legos.

Photos! Video! KPCC journos face their fears at the LA Zoo's Boo at the Zoo

When KPCC photog Maya Sugarman got to hold a king snake, you won't believe what happened next. And will Off-Ramp host John Rabe faint when a tarantula crawls on his arm?

71Above: Everything at LA's tallest restaurant (even the chef) started at the bottom

Being at the top of the US Bank building, and at the mercy of the elevators, adds another layer of complexity to 71Above, the tallest restaurant in the West.

Blue Cut Fire, largely uncontained, burns toward Wrightwood

A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.

More soil tests for lead-tainted schools near Exide

State toxics regulators took additional samples last week from four elementary schools near the shuttered battery recycler.

Marlon Brando's former gardener gets big break at The Hammer

Kenzi Shiokava has been carving wood and making assemblages in relative obscurity. Now, at 78, the Japanese-Brazilian-American has a whole room at the Hammer Museum's Made in LA biennial.

Photos: Los Angeles remembers victims of the Orlando massacre

Just one day after Angelenos gathered to celebrate Pride Weekend in West Hollywood, a crowd gathered at City Hall to honor those killed in Sunday's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

2 dead in UCLA murder-suicide, including professor

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said investigators had determined there was a homicide and suicide in an engineering building on the campus of UCLA Wednesday morning.

Highland Park Bowl restored to its 1927 splendor

The Highland Park Bowl, which opened in 1927 and was for years known as Mr. T's Bowl, is back to its original state — with modern touches and cocktails.