LA Times Photojournalist, Pulitzer Winner to Teach at El Camino College

LA Times Photojournalist, Pulitzer Winner to Teach at El Camino College

Classes still available for ECC’s spring 2018 semester

Los Angeles Times photojournalist Luis Sinco will teach at El Camino College this spring, one of the many classes still available for the spring 2018 semester.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Sinco got his start with small, community newspapers in Seattle and Los Angeles. In 1987, he was hired as a reporter-photographer with Copley Los Angeles Newspapers, working at the News-Pilot in San Pedro. He was a freelance photographer for four years before joining the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1997.

Sinco was part of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for The Times —for coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 2004 California wildfires and the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack. In 2003 and 2004, The Times assigned him to cover the Iraq War. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his photo coverage of the battle of Fallujah, including the iconic “Marlboro Marine” picture of Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller.

Sinco migrated from the Philippines to the United States as a child. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from the University of Washington.

The award-winning El Camino College journalism program has a 70-year history of excellence and has been recognized on the state and national level for outstanding publications. El Camino College’s student newspaper, The Union, is produced by students enrolled in journalism classes and can be viewed at Warrior Life magazine, published by students each spring, is available at

Classes Available: It’s not too late to add classes for spring 2018. View the list of classes with seats available at Sinco’s photojournalism class meets Mondays through June 4. For more information, go to