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A woman protests the death of Ezell Ford inside the meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission in Los Angeles, California June 9, 2015. Los Angeles police commissioners on Tuesday issued a mixed ruling in the shooting of unarmed black man by two patrolmen, largely approving of one officer's actions while finding that the other had violated department policy. The decision followed a tense administrative hearing into the shooting death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford last Aug. 11. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A woman protests the death of Ezell Ford inside the meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission in Los Angeles, California June 9, 2015. Los Angeles police commissioners on Tuesday issued a mixed ruling in the shooting of unarmed black man by two patrolmen, largely approving of one officer’s actions while finding that the other had violated department policy. The decision followed a tense administrative hearing into the shooting death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford last Aug. 11. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Some recent work for Reuters at the DARPA Robotics Competition. The course design and challenges were inspired by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. In theory with the right technology, robots would have been able to be sent into the contaminated area to shut things down, restart power, etc. and would have reduced the scale of the disaster.

The Team Nedo-JSK robot turns a valve during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team Nedo-JSK robot turns a valve during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team Tartan Rescue's CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot exits a vehicle during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team Tartan Rescue’s CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform) robot exits a vehicle during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team ROBOTIS humanoid robot THORMANG 2 falls down in a doorway during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team ROBOTIS humanoid robot THORMANG 2 falls down in a doorway during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team Nedo-JSK robot is awarded a point after opening and walking through a door during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team Nedo-JSK robot is awarded a point after opening and walking through a door during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team Nedo-JSK robot is plugged into a laptop in the team garage as it is readied for the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team Nedo-JSK robot is plugged into a laptop in the team garage as it is readied for the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Engineers work on the Team Nedo-JSK after it fell down during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Engineers work on the Team Nedo-JSK after it fell down during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team members from IHMC Robotics watch as the Atlas "Running Man" robot built by Boston Dynamics walks out of a vehicle during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team members from IHMC Robotics watch as the Atlas “Running Man” robot built by Boston Dynamics walks out of a vehicle during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team MIT Atlas robot "Helios" built by Boston Dynamics is lifted away after completing it's course during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team MIT Atlas robot “Helios” built by Boston Dynamics is lifted away after completing it’s course during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A member of Team DRC-Hubro at UNLV uses duct tape to repair an arm on their robot during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A member of Team DRC-Hubro at UNLV uses duct tape to repair an arm on their robot during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team KAIST DRC-Hubo robot completes the cutting task before winning the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team KAIST DRC-Hubo robot completes the cutting task before winning the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team members from IHMC Robotics celebrate after placing second in the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Team members from IHMC Robotics celebrate after placing second in the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team WPI-CMU robot climbs over cinder blocks during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team WPI-CMU robot climbs over cinder blocks during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team MIT Atlas robot "Helios" built by Boston Dynamics opens a door during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
The Team MIT Atlas robot “Helios” built by Boston Dynamics opens a door during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A member of Team KAIST DRC-Hubo celebrates after completing their run in the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
A member of Team KAIST DRC-Hubo celebrates after completing their run in the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California June 6, 2015. Twenty-four teams are competing to win a portion of a $3.5 million prize by operating humanoid robots across a task and obstacle course. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

I had the honor again this year to photograph the Oscars for The New York Times. Working with editor Craig Allen we used a Canon 1Dx setup in the projection booth inside the Dolby Theatre – tethered to move pictures the NYTimes Offices in NYC. This enabled us to move pictures to the web for the live blog as well as the newspaper.

© 2015 The New York Times.
© 2015 The New York Times.

A story I worked on last fall for ProPublica was recently published, for more see the story on ProPublica.

Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband Joel Ramirez at his home on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Rialto, Calif. Ramierez was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet as a temporary worker in a warehouse. © 2014 Patrick T. Fallon for ProPublica
Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband Joel Ramirez at his home on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Rialto, Calif. Ramierez was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet as a temporary worker in a warehouse. © 2014 Patrick T. Fallon for ProPublica
Actress Helen Mirren arrives at the Weinstein Netflix after party after at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon   (UNITED STATES Ð Tags: Entertainment)(GOLDENGLOBES-PARTIES)
Actress Helen Mirren arrives at the Weinstein Netflix after party after at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES Ð Tags: Entertainment)(GOLDENGLOBES-PARTIES)