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SNAPSHOT: AP Photographer - Lenny Ignelzi

Airs Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.

SNAPSHOT is a half-hour magazine-style show that takes the KPBS viewer on a journey around the San Diego region, on assignment with professional photographer Tim Mantoani. Tim is famous for his portraits but what he loves more than anything is meeting new and interesting people. Being a professional photographer allows Tim to access a world that most of us rarely get to see. Nearly every day he explores exciting places and interacts with amazing people.

Tim has an eye for telling a story in a single frame of film but there is so much more to every subject than just that memory captured in time. Tim is excited to share his encounters, whether it’s interviewing a visionary surf board shaper or crossing the border to Tijuana to experience the unique world of Mexican wrestling. Through Tim’s trained eye and engaging personality, we can learn more about the people and places that make the San Diego area so rich with culture.

Photo by Don Boomer/ Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Lenny Ignelzi covering the 2003 wildfires.

Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Tim Mantoani with Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.

Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography

Michael Zagaris and Tim Mantoani with Lenny Ignelzi at Tim's Studio, 2014.

"AP Photographer - Lenny Ignelzi" - Lenny Ignelzi has been shooting for The Associated Press as a San Diego based photographer for 40 years. In this episode, Lenny sits down with the host of SNAPSHOT, Tim Mantoani, and together they pour over pictures from Lenny's historic career.

From covering presidential visits, to historic fires, to shooting nearly every Padres game and Chargers game for the last 35 years, Lenny has been witness to some of the San Diego's most historic moments.

In addition to following Lenny on Padres home game assignment, Tim shoots a portrait of Lenny on his rare and mammoth 20x24 Polaroid Camera for his historic, Behind Photographs project. Legendary Padres closer Trevor Hoffman also weighs in on Lenny documenting his baseball career.

SNAPSHOT is on Facebook, Instagram and you can explore the SNAPSHOT blog. Tim Mantoani is on Facebook, and you can follow @TimMantoani on Twitter. Visit mantoani.com to view photos by Tim and explore Tim's The NewsFlash blog.

SNAPSHOT is a six-part series, that originally aired Thursdays, May 1 - June 5, 2014, with encore broadcasts on the following Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV.

Did you miss the first three episodes? Watch them below now! Episodes of SNAPSHOT will be available for online viewing after each broadcast.

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SNAPSHOT: AP Photographer: Lenny Ignelzi

Above: Lenny Ignelzi has been shooting for Associated Press as a San Diego based photographer for 40 years. Lenny sits down with the host of SNAPSHOT to pour over pictures from Lenny's historic career. From covering presidential visits, to historic fires, to shooting nearly every Padres game and Charger game for the last 35 years, Lenny has witnessed some of San Diego's most historic moments.

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SNAPSHOT: Tintype Photography And Civil War Re-Enactment

Above: Tintype portraits, popular throughout the 1860s and 1870s, have a unique place in photographic history. In this episode, the SNAPSHOT team discovers a Civil War re-enactment in Vista, the perfect avenue to highlight this special art form and for Tim to try his hand at making these one of a kind images. Tim takes his place amongst the soldiers to help the canon unit and he meets plenty of colorful characters along the way.

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SNAPSHOT: Surfboard Shaper - Jeff McCallum

Above: In this episode, photographer Tim Mantoani photographs local surfboard shaper Jeff McCallum.

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SNAPSHOT: The Luthiers - Pepe Romero Jr. And Keith Kifer

Above: In this episode, photographer Tim Mantoani brings two guitar makers together from two totally different worlds as he photographs luthiers, Pepe Romero Jr. and “The Blues Wizard”, Keith Kifer.

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SnapShot Series Preview

Above: Take a journey around the San Diego region, on assignment with professional photographer Tim Mantoani. Tim is famous for his portraits but what he loves most is meeting new and interesting people. Through Tim's trained eye and engaging personality, learn more about the people and places that make the San Diego area so rich with culture.