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Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Charles O'Rear's road to 'Bliss'
  • Charles O'Rear / Microsoft

Charles O’Rear’s road to ‘Bliss’

Posted On: 7:58 a.m. | May 30, 2014

It was seemingly another ordinary day in the life of photographer Charles O'Rear, who happened to be cruising along Highway 121 in bucolic Napa Valley on the way to see his girlfriend. It was January 1998 and the rains had just passed through a few days earlier. Spread out before him was an emerald green hill beset with cotton-like clouds set against a backdrop of a brilliant blue sky. Like... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 29, 2014
  • AP / Philadelphia Daily News

Pictures in the News | May 29, 2014

Posted On: 9:36 a.m. | May 29, 2014

In Thursday's Pictures in the News, pallbearers dressed as superheroes carry the casket of 7-year-old Sebastian Gerena during his funeral Mass in Philadelphia. The pallbearers are relatives, friends and staff at Families Forward, the West Philadelphia shelter where Gerena lived. Gerena, who had a rare heart defect, died after collapsing in his south Philadelphia elementary school classroom last... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 28, 2014
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Pictures in the News | May 28, 2014

Posted On: 10:47 a.m. | May 28, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins again at UC Santa Barbara, where about 20,000 people attended a memorial Tuesday at the university's Harder Stadium for victims of last week's rampage. "We are grieving together today as a family," UC President Janet Napolitano said. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 27, 2014

Pictures in the News | May 27, 2014

Posted On: 10:16 a.m. | May 27, 2014

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, people mourn those killed in a rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., while some express their dismay with the resulting media coverage in the college community around UC Santa Barbara. San Diego: Memorial Day observances are held around Southern California. Slovyansk, Ukraine: A pro-Russian armed militant guards a checkpoint blocking the major highway that... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014
  • Craig Ruttle / Associated Press

The Week in Pictures | May 19 – 25, 2014

Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | May 23, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best of visual journalism. We begin in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in ceremonies marking its official opening. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was retrieved from the debris of ground zero and patched back together. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 23, 2014
  • JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 23, 2014

Posted On: 9:11 a.m. | May 23, 2014

Friday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where a soldier from the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, 'The Old Guard,' places flags at grave sites during the 'Flags-In' ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. An American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery to mark the Memorial Day. View Post»

Peter Turnley's Paris street photos make their way to Leica Gallery
  • Peter Turnley / Leica Gallery Los Angeles

Peter Turnley’s Paris street photos make their way to Leica Gallery

Posted On: 4:49 p.m. | May 22, 2014

Utter the phrase "street photography" and impossibly romantic images of Parisians sauntering along fabled cobblestone streets and living life passionately as only the French do often come to mind.  Steeped in history and charm, the City of Light has long been regarded as the birthplace of street... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 22, 2014

Pictures in the News | May 22, 2014

Posted On: 12:38 p.m. | May 22, 2014

In Thursday's Pictures in the News, the father of three slain girls is comforted during a vigil near their home in West Carson. Neighbors say he was working on a pickup truck across the street when the killings occurred. The three Coronado sisters, Sophia, 3, Yazmine, 2, and Xenia, 2 months, were allegedly killed by their mother. Whittier: Los Angeles police officers escort the widow and... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 21, 2014
  • Craig Ruttle / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | May 21, 2014

Posted On: 9:31 a.m. | May 21, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where the National 9/11 Flag is carried by firefighters to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the debris of ground zero. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 20, 2014
  • HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

Pictures in the News | May 20, 2014

Posted On: 10:21 a.m. | May 20, 2014

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, lightning is reflected in water during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Sakai, Japan: A huge paper doll of a historical Japanese figure named Ko-shishi can be seen on a cart during the Mikuini festival. The festival takes place May 19-21 and is attended by thousands of visitors. During the festival, people dressed in... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 19, 2014

Pictures in the News | May 19, 2014

Posted On: 10:47 a.m. | May 19, 2014

In Monday's Pictures in the News, a young man navigates his boat through thousands of dead fish that floated to the surface among docks and boats in Marina del Rey, near Bora Bora Way. Sheriff's officials called the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors to clear the carpet of carcasses from the water. Long Beach: The 2014 Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade gets... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014
  • Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

The Week in Pictures | May 12 – 18, 2014

Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | May 16, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week 10 wildfires have charred more than 9,000 acres in San Diego County. An unusual Spring time combination of intense heat, Santa Ana winds and drought is fueling the fires. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 16, 2014
  • DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 16, 2014

Posted On: 10:36 a.m. | May 16, 2014

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego country, where more than 2,600 firefighters are now fighting the brush fires in San Marcos, Escondido and the surrounding area. Forecasts of onshore winds, cooler temperatures and higher humidity fanned hopes for better firefighting conditions. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 15, 2014
  • AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 15, 2014

Posted On: 11:03 a.m. | May 15, 2014

Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where some nine fires have charred more than 9,000 acres. The largest blaze is the 6000-acre brushfire at the Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook adjacent to Camp Pendleton. The fire has forced evacuations and shut down the station's operation but has not caused structural damage nor imperiled the adjacent civilian community View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 14, 2014
  • BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty Images

Pictures in the News | May 14, 2014

Posted On: 9:21 a.m. | May 14, 2014

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in San Diego county, where a brush fire has now burned more than 1,550 acres, but no homes have been damaged. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 13, 2014

Pictures in the News | May 13, 2014

Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | May 13, 2014

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, high temperatures come to Southern California and people head to the water at Huntington Beach. Baghdad: A series of bombs hits the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday. Fatima, Portugal: Worshipers fling flower petals at a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Every year on May 12 and 13 thousands of Catholic pilgrims arrive at Fatima Sanctuary,... View Post»

Framework

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.

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