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Aug 19, 2014
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Covering the Ferguson unrest

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Ferguson, Missouri
By Mario Anzuoni
 
At 6:30 a.m. on Monday, August 11 my phone rang.
 
I was told to pack my riot gear and head to Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis in Missouri, to cover unrest that had broken out there following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

The situation in Ferguson was fluid and extremely tense, especially around a convenience store that had been looted and burned over the weekend. Minutes away from where the shooting took place, this store had become the epicenter of the protest.

May 7, 2014
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Dude, let’s go bowling

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Los Angeles, California
By Mario Anzuoni

The Lebowski Fest is a two-night traveling festival that celebrates the cult 1998 movie “The Big Lebowski” by the Coen brothers.

The first night is usually a musical event followed by a screening of the movie, while the second night is held at a bowling alley where all the enthusiasts – or as they often call themselves, “achievers” – gather for unlimited bowling and a costume contest.

Jan 14, 2014
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Timelapse: Golden Globes red carpet

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Los Angeles, California 

By Mario Anzuoni

This year for the Awards’ season opener, the Golden Globe Awards, I decided to set up my gopro to document arrivals from my position. This is the first big award show of the season, generally the precursor of what the Oscar winners might be, so all the major A-listers are usually nominated and expected.

I decided to approach this using a light, easy setup, so I attached my gopro to a joby mini tripod which I laid directly in front of me on one of the hedges. It was ready in minutes, barely noticeable and with a wider perspective of my position. Arrivals begin at 2:30 for a 5 o’ clock show, but the floodgates really open from 4:15 to about 4:45. My set up was aimed at documenting the incredible flow of celebrities who arrive in such a short timeframe to crowd the Beverly Hilton hotel ballroom.

Nov 22, 2013

Marc Anthony, Draco Rosa grab Latin Grammys in year of comebacks

LAS VEGAS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Two U.S.-born Puerto Rican
artists, Marc Anthony and Draco Rosa, and the Colombian singer
Carlos Vives on Thursday won the top Latin Grammy music awards
in a night that rewarded comebacks and long careers.

Top-selling salsa artist Anthony won record of the year for
“Vivir Mi Vida” or “Live My Life,” a song that talks about
moving on from life’s difficult moments. It is the fourth career
Latin Grammy for the 45-year-old, who has also won two Grammys.

Jul 23, 2013
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A Hollywood timelapse

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Hollywood, California

By Mario Anzuoni

The timelapse: One GoPro, one magic arm, one plate, one phone GoPro app.

During my usual coverage of entertainment events, I come across a few that are a little bit more unique. Whether that may be the unveiling of a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, a celebrity leaving hand and footprints in cement for eternity, or the world premiere of a blockbuster movie. Events such as these are hyped by the fans, attract large crowds and hundreds of members of the media and are often held in the heart of Hollywood.

My idea for this project was to give a much wider look of the whole scene before, during and after. Therefore not focusing solely on the celebrity but instead placing it into context and giving the viewer a closer idea to exactly what happens during big entertainment events such as these.

May 10, 2013
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Showtime at the Lucha Libre wrestling

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Los Angeles, California

By Mario Anzuoni

Cinqo de Mayo, Spanish for the fifth of May, commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.

Living in Los Angeles, there are many ways this date is celebrated. One of them in particular attracted my attention this year. It was the Lucha VaVoom, a show of Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling and Burlesque performances at the Mayan theatre in Los Angeles.

Nov 16, 2012

Juanes, Jesse & Joy take home top Latin Grammys

LAS VEGAS, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Colombian rocker Juanes and
the Mexican brother and sister pop duo Jesse & Joy took home the
top Latin Grammys on Thursday in Las Vegas on a night in which
the contemporary triumphed over the traditional.

Juanes, one of the most well known Latin American stars
worldwide, won the coveted album of the year with his “MTV
Unplugged,” which also won best long-form video. Dominican
singer and songwriter Juan Luis Guerra won producer of the year
for Juanes’ album.

Sep 11, 2012
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Two minutes with David Spade

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By Mario Anzuoni

I was invited to Sony studios to shoot a portrait of actor David Spade during a lunch break from the taping of his television series “Rules of Engagement”.

I anticipated this would be quite a quick opportunity, after being told to be ready promptly at 2 pm to catch David before his lunch. Once there I was told I would be able to set up in their green room, an office type of room (not the most exciting setting for a portrait). As my allotted time approached I kept thinking that it would have been ideal if I would have been able to photograph him on the actual set, placing him into the context of the tv series. As I watched from the sidelines, right before the break, I was introduced to the stage manager.

Jul 19, 2012
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The view from Comic-Con

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By Mario Anzuoni

Comic-Con is an annual 4-day comic book and popular arts convention which attracts more than 100,000 visitors.

GALLERY: COMIC-CON 2012

This was not my first time at Comic-Con, so I was prepared for the 100,000 plus crowd of loyal fans of the comic world to descend on San Diego. The “con” as they call it is especially and mostly about them. They travel from far, sleep in their cars, stand in line for hours, and most importantly they dress up for it.

Jun 7, 2012
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The crowd-pleasing MTV awards

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By Mario Anzuoni

I was assigned to cover this year’s MTV Movie Awards. These awards are voted by audiences online and besides some of the traditional awards, they also give out unique ones, such as: the “best on-screen dirtbag,” the “best kiss” and “best fight” award.

The challenging part of the assignment was that my position was in a regular audience seat on the main floor, in a show that has much audience participation and standing up. It translated in me free handling the 400mm lens to get a clear shot, past the standing crowd.