UCLA student group combines photography with philanthropy

Alumni Sonny Bui and Thuyet Nguyen created Fotohearts in May. They offer free graduation photo shoots in exchange for optional donations toward students in Vietnam. (Courtesy of Thuyet Nguyen and Sonny Bui)

Alumni Sonny Bui and Thuyet Nguyen created Fotohearts in May. They offer free graduation photo shoots in exchange for optional donations toward students in Vietnam. (Courtesy of Thuyet Nguyen and Sonny Bui)

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Thuyet Nguyen knelt down in front of Royce Hall and snapped a photo of a graduating senior. The shutter of the camera clicked just as it had in Vietnam when he photographed students playing soccer at the local temple of his hometown.


UCLA alumni Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar were inspired by Beyonce's "Formation" music video to make a parody about South Asian culture. They shot their video completely on an iPhone and filmed in Indian grocery stores and threading salons from their hometowns. (Courtesy of Krishna Kumar)

YouTubers create parody video to break down South Asian stereotypes

After watching Beyonce perform “Formation” at the Super Bowl, two UCLA alumni said they felt empowered to create something that celebrated their South Asian culture. YouTubers Krishna Kumar and Kausar Mohammed released “Namaste,” a video parody of Beyonce’s song and video “Formation,” in May in order to exaggerate and critique negative stereotypes and to increase the visibility of South Asians in the media. Read more...

UCLA alumni Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar were inspired by Beyonce's "Formation" music video to make a parody about South Asian culture. They shot their video completely on an iPhone and filmed in Indian grocery stores and threading salons from their hometowns. (Courtesy of Krishna Kumar)

"Bizaardvark" executive producer Eric Friedman said UCLA alumnus Josh Lehrman and partner Kyle Stegina were the "success story" of the Disney Channel Storytellers Program's first year. Through the program, the pair co-created Disney Channel's newest show. (Eric McCandless via Disney Channel)

UCLA alum co-creates latest Disney Channel series

Josh Lehrman and Kyle Stegina spent hundreds of hours in the glow of their computer screens watching countless viral YouTube videos. The pair had postponed their typical Friday night plans in order to research cyber-world trends and lingo for their upcoming project – Disney Channel’s new TV series. Read more...

"Bizaardvark" executive producer Eric Friedman said UCLA alumnus Josh Lehrman and partner Kyle Stegina were the "success story" of the Disney Channel Storytellers Program's first year. Through the program, the pair co-created Disney Channel's newest show. (Eric McCandless via Disney Channel)

UCLA alumnus Sahirr Sethhi won a College Television Award – a student Emmy Award – for his thesis film "Zoya," which was filmed in the forests of Kanha National Park in India. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)
UCLA alumnus Sahirr Sethhi won a College Television Award – a student Emmy Award – for his thesis film "Zoya," which was filmed in the forests of Kanha National Park in India. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Real life married couple Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg will play onstage couple Alain and Annette Reille in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "God of Carnage." (Courtesy of Sam McCay)
Real life married couple Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg will play onstage couple Alain and Annette Reille in L.A. Theatre Works' production of "God of Carnage." (Courtesy of Sam McCay)

(Naren Akurati Daily Bruin)

LACMA: Reigning Men

LACMA’s Reigning Men exhibition highlights 300 years of men’s fashion. The curators of this show include UCLA alumni Sharon Takeda and Kaye Spilker. Assistant curator Clarissa Esguerra explains the thematic exhibit, which will be at LACMA until August 21, 2016. Read more...

(Naren Akurati Daily Bruin)

Matthew Robb assumed the role of chief curator at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on June 13. He said the position entails working with donors, artistic colleagues and viewers of the exhibition. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)
Matthew Robb assumed the role of chief curator at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on June 13. He said the position entails working with donors, artistic colleagues and viewers of the exhibition. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo Editor)


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