Maya Sugarman Photo/Video Journalist

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Maya Sugarman is a photo/video journalist for KPCC. She produces visual content for the radio, website, social media and KPCC's visuals blog, AudioVision.

Before joining KPCC, Maya was a staff photographer at the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale. She has interned and freelanced at the Los Angeles Daily News, Orange Country Register, Santa Monica Daily Press, and East Bay Express. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a senior staff photographer and photo editor at the Daily Bruin, and received a B.A. in art photography.

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

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.

Photos from inside one of the world's largest cargo ships

Step inside the Benjamin Franklin, a cargo ship bigger than the Eiffel Tower, currently docked at the Port of Long Beach.

6 creative ways to photograph rain on your smartphone

Your news feeds are becoming filled with El Niño photos. From slow motion to GIFs, here are six unique ways to document rain in Los Angeles.

What it takes to decorate a Rose Parade float in GIFS

Rose Parade float decoration is a time-honored art form. Sierra Madre's float is among six remaining self-built ones that will roll down the streets of Pasadena on New Year's Day at the 127th Rose Parade.

Slideshow: 'Seinfeld' fans flock to pop-up set replica

Grab your PEZ dispenser and put on your puffy shirt because "Seinfeld: The Apartment" opens Wednesday in West Hollywood.

Step-by-step: Explore the future of voting in LA County

Los Angeles County officials are in the midst of developing a new, modern system for voting. Officials plan to fully roll it out in 2020.

Experience the Rain Room at LACMA

The Rain Room opens this Sunday at LACMA. See what it's like to walk through an indoor rainstorm in KPCC's video and photos.

Slideshow: Inside a lesbian feminist haunted house

From Internet trolls to tampons, step inside a lesbian feminist haunted house in West Hollywood that's meant to "pervert, not convert."

A tour of the Broad museum with its head curator

The museum houses one of the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art in the world. The Frame toured the latest addition to downtown's Grand Avenue cultural corridor.

Future of water: How to make a drought-friendly taco (and a call for your recipes)

Are you a drought-friendly foodie? Send us your best recipes using the hashtag #CAwater2040.

LA's other dinosaur museum — the Alf Museum — is powered by kids

During the Great Depression, biology teacher Raymond Alf decided to take his students on fossil hunting trips to Barstow. The Webb Schools have found 165,000 to date, many of them important scientific specimens.

A lower water table could be harming desert ecosystems

Groundwater has been drawn upon heavily because of the drought. The Coachella Valley, which has been overdrawn for decades, could give a glimpse of the toll on deserts.

CatCon LA: 12 cat-related products you never knew existed

The first-ever CatConLA took place this weekend. Check out 12 cat-related products you never knew existed and see the characters of CatConLA.

GIFs: five types of jellyfish you can see at Aquarium of the Pacific

A new jellyfish exhibit opened last week at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Here are GIFs of five types of jellies you can go see.

One of the world’s best card sharks is blind, too (Video)

Richard Turner is a world-renowned card shark who also happens to be completely blind. He performs all over the world, usually without audiences realizing he can’t see.