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

The mysterious mannequins of North Hollywood Toyota

Collin Friesen looks at the backstory of the mannequins that greet you from a NoHo Toyota dealership, and KPCC's Maya Sugarman takes their portraits.

World Cup 2014: Portraits of LA fans and their teams

We set out to capture Angelenos' pride (and their faces) in a series of portraits of World Cup fans representing their teams. Who are you rooting for and why?

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.

New sheriff sworn in as Lee Baca retires (Updated)

There's a new sheriff in L.A. County. John Scott was sworn in Thursday as interim head of the nation's largest Sheriff's Department, two hours after Baca officially retired.

Scientists-turned-detectives look to crack the case of the missing DDT

Only 10 percent of the amount of DDT expected to be in ocean sediment off Palos Verdes was found in the last round of testing.

Wrap-up of KPCC's first Public Square project with NPR, themed ‘Hard Work’ (PHOTOS)

Three Instagrammers tell personal stories of hard work happening in Southern California and around the country, in KPCC's Public Square project.

Photos: 'Golden Rule; Instagram challenge winner

From downtown Groningen to the countryside, Linda Heidema captures the beauty of Holland. Heidema is the winner of our most Instagram challenge.

Powerhouse fire: Fire reaches 25,000 acres (photos)

At a press briefing Sunday, fire officials said the ferocious Powerhouse fire had grown over 5,000 acres Sunday afternoon, reaching 25,000 acres.

PHOTOS: Cowboy Festival draws Wild West, film fanatics

Once a year, Wild West fanatics have the chance to see the Western filming sets where films like Oscar winner Django Unchained were shot.

PHOTOS: Instagram Challenge winner visualizes his subjects' imaginations

A year ago, Salvador Cappiello joined Instagram looking for creative liberty. Then, he began to experiment, imagining his subjects with their heads in the clouds.

Churchgoers begin Lent at Our Lady of Grace Parish

Father Jay Cunnane distributed ashes to hundreds of parish members for Ash Wednesday today during an 8 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Encino.

Taiyo Watanabe's surreal image won the Fleeting Glance contest

If it weren't for Instagram, Taiyo Watanabe of Silverlake might not be a photographer. Nor would he have a more than 2,100-image body of work.

PHOTOS: Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu meets fans in Koreatown

Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu met Dodgers fans in LA's Koreatown. The event is one of several the team is sponsoring to drum up support in the offseason.

The first U.S. retrospective of Kubrick opens until June 30.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences partner on a retrospective of the late Stanley Kubrick's work.

PHOTOS: Zombies creep down Lancaster Boulevard for charity

The local group of supernatural investigators raised funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Halfway to Home Dog Rescue.