Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Disneyland's early years
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Disneyland’s early years

Posted On: 12:26 a.m. | July 1, 2016

A look back at Disneyland's early years by Los Angeles Times photographers. View Post»

The Great Frontier Fair in Agoura
  • Harry Chase / Los Angeles Times

The Great Frontier Fair in Agoura

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | June 30, 2016

Image from June 26-27, 1971 opening weekend of the the Great Frontier Fair held at Paramount Ranch in Agoura. View Post»

Atlantic Richfield plaza groundbreaking
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

Atlantic Richfield plaza groundbreaking

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | June 29, 2016

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Atlantic Richfield Plaza, which replaced the old Richfield Building. View Post»

1981 protests at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant
  • Con Keyes / Los Angeles Times

1981 protests at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | June 28, 2016

September 1981: About 1,900 arrests occur during two weeks of anti-nuclear demonstrations at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. In a Sept. 16, 1981, Los Angeles Times article, staff writer John Hurst reported: AVILA BEACH, Calif.–The much publicized attempt to shut down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant with a human blockade began slowly Tuesday, with hundreds of demonstrators... View Post»

1944 Army-Navy War Show at Coliseum
  • Coy Watson / Coast Guard

1944 Army-Navy War Show at Coliseum

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | June 24, 2016

On Jan. 8 and 9, 1944, the U.S. military and Hollywood studios joined forces to recreate a battle on a South Pacific atoll -- in the Memorial Coliseum. A story in the Jan. 9, 1944, Los Angeles Times explains: America’s mightiest battle guns, America’s thundering warplanes and America's angry servicemen roared a symphony of victory last night, startling an appreciative audience of... View Post»

Know Your City No. 20 - County General Hospital
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Know Your City No. 20 – County General Hospital

Posted On: 12:32 a.m. | June 23, 2016

John Malmin image of the Los Angeles County General Hospital used in the 1955-56 Know Your City photography series. View Post»

Iron man of bodybuilding
  • Harry Chase / Los Angeles Times

Iron man of bodybuilding

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | June 22, 2016

Joe Weider, famed muscleman and building of the sport, poses with bust of himself in his Woodland Hills magazine office. View Post»

American Bandstand's 20th Anniversary
  • Mary Frampton / Los Angeles Times

American Bandstand’s 20th Anniversary

Posted On: 12:32 a.m. | June 21, 2016

Twenty years and 2,500 miles from its Philadelphia beginning, American Bandstand celebrates an anniversary. View Post»

1957 Los Angeles Rams rookies
  • Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

1957 Los Angeles Rams rookies

Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | June 17, 2016

1957 group photo of Los Angeles Rams rookies. View Post»

Know Your City No. 31 – Los Angeles Orphanage
  • Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Know Your City No. 31 – Los Angeles Orphanage

Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | June 16, 2016

December 1955: The tower of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Orphanage rises above Boyle Heights.  This photo was published in the Dec. 18, 1955, Los Angeles Times as part of the Know Your City photography series. The original caption reported: KNOW YOUR CITY, NO. 31 — For more than 60 years, there was girlish laughter around this stately structure. But, now,... View Post»

1966 fire destroys Lockheed Air Terminal control tower
  • Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times

1966 fire destroys Lockheed Air Terminal control tower

Posted On: 12:29 a.m. | June 15, 2016

Fire destroys the control tower and second floor of the administration building at Lockheed Air Terminal, now known as Bob Hope Airport. View Post»

1966 school bus crash test
  • Joe Kennedy / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

1966 school bus crash test

Posted On: 12:21 a.m. | June 14, 2016

Two school buses are crashed during test conducted by UCLA researchers. View Post»

A California exit
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

A California exit

Posted On: 12:45 a.m. | June 10, 2016

Eastbound traffic leaving California stop at inspection station in Arizona just across the Colorado River from Blythe. View Post»

'59 Dodger home run helped drench a Sox lead, and outfielder, in beer
  • Associated Press

’59 Dodger home run helped drench a Sox lead, and outfielder, in beer

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | June 9, 2016

Two views of Chicago White Sox outfielder Al Smith getting drenched by a cup of beer during the 1959 World Series. Fans tried to catch Los Angeles Dodgers' Charlie Neal's fifth inning home run, but instead spilled a cup of beer. View Post»

The 1958 stabbing of Johnny Stompanato
  • Los Angeles Times

The 1958 stabbing of Johnny Stompanato

Posted On: 12:03 a.m. | June 8, 2016

The celebrity trial of 1958: Johnny Stompanato's stabbing by actress Lana Turner's daughter Cheryl Crane. View Post»

Muhammad Ali takes a moment for the photographers

Muhammad Ali takes a moment for the photographers

Posted On: 4:45 p.m. | June 4, 2016

In December, 1996, Los Angeles Times photographers Genaro Molina and Gary Friedman met Muhammad Ali at a gallery opening. View Post»


Framework, the photography and video blog of the Los Angeles Times, celebrates the power and explores the craft of visual storytelling. The blog highlights the work of Times photojournalists who frame by frame, document the drama, the emotion and sometimes the humor of life. Framework also aims to serve as a resource hub for photography, multimedia and video enthusiasts who share our passion. We will trade insights and discuss the tools and techniques of telling stories through images. Have a look and let us know what you think.


  • Jeff Amlotte
  • Don Bartletti
  • Liz O. Baylen
  • Mark Boster
  • Bob Chamberlin
  • Bryan Chan
  • Michael Robinson Chavez
  • Myung J. Chun
  • Jay L. Clendenin
  • Carolyn Cole
  • Anne Cusack
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Ricardo DeAratanha
  • Gina Ferazzi
  • Gary Friedman
  • Robert Gauthier
  • Lawrence K. Ho
  • Don Kelsen
  • Irfan Khan
  • Glenn Koenig
  • Robert Lachman
  • Rick Loomis
  • Kirk McKoy
  • Mel Melcon
  • Genaro Molina
  • Francine Orr
  • Allen J. Schaben
  • Al Seib
  • Luis Sinco
  • Wally Skalij
  • Brian van der Brug


Need help or have a question?

Visit our FAQ page »