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SNAPSHOT: Loco For Lucha - Mexican Wrestlers

Angel Blanco Jr. - The SnapShot teams goes on a fieldtrip to Tijuana, Mexico to meet up with Mexican Wrestlers. Luchadores are famous for their colorful costumes and host Tim Mantoani has long been fascinated with photographing these athletes.
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Angel Blanco Jr. - The SnapShot teams goes on a fieldtrip to Tijuana, Mexico to meet up with Mexican Wrestlers. Luchadores are famous for their colorful costumes and host Tim Mantoani has long been fascinated with photographing these athletes.

Airs Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

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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.

"Loco For Lucha - Mexican Wrestlers" (no encore broadcast on Saturday) - Host Tim Mantoani heads across the border to Tijuana, Mexico where he discovers a new vibe around the familiar streets on and off Avenida Revolucion. Tim also takes in a night of Mexican wrestling. Luchadores are famous for their colorful costumes and Tim has long been fascinated with photographing these athletes. This Friday night match features Rudos on Rudos (bad guys versus bad guys) competing for the ultimate prize of revealing their opponents identity.

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.

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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.

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