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SNAPSHOT: AP Photographer - Lenny Ignelzi

Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.
Courtesy of Tim Mantoani Photography
Lenny Ignelzi covering the Padres at Petco Park, 2014.

Airs Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

On SNAPSHOT, explore the eclectic and often eccentric side of San Diego with photographer Tim Mantoani as he travels with his camera capturing the stories and pictures that make up this amazing part of the world we call home.

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.

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

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

SNAPSHOT is a six-part series that originally aired Thursdays, May 1 - June 5, 2014.

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