Teresa Zabala
Teresa Zabala

Featuring: Nikki Arai, Bill Beebe, Bob Martin, David Muench, Bill Nation, Librado Romero, Gary Settle, Julius Shulman, Edward Sievers, Sandy Solmon, Michael Tweed, Paul R. Williams collection, Bob Willoughby, Marilynn K. Yee, Teresa Zabala, Globe Photos, The New York Times, Associated Press, United Press International.

With Past Tense: California, a new archival storytelling project of The New York Times, we are mining our vast photo library for vivid narratives and compelling characters from the past.

To begin, we looked to California. What can we see through the long lens of history, and how did distance shape our coverage across the 20th century? The images in this project reveal a state where history, memory, hard facts and emotional truth connect and collide.

To enhance these photographs’ value as artifacts and research tools, we are presenting these images with some of the metadata from the reverse side of each print.


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    The New York Times

    Since 1851, the New York Times has been on the ground reporting stories from around the globe that no one else was telling. How we tell those stories has changed, but our mission to seek the truth and help people understand the world has remained constant.

Past Tense: California

 archive : Photoville LA

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Nakyung Han

Presented by: The New York Times
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Past Tense: California

Past Tense: California is the first project from the archival storytelling project of The New York Times.

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