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85th Academy Awards | Feb. 24, 2013

85th Academy Awards | Feb. 24, 2013

Posted On: 7:09 p.m. | February 24, 2013

Framework is proud to present a glimpse of the color, sights, fashions and the anticipation and excitement at the 85th Academy Awards. These images of Oscar night, Hollywood's biggest and the highlight of an auspicious awards season, are brought to you by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy. View Post»

On the road with  Lord Stanley's Cup

Pride’s Journey: Celebrating friends, family and the Stanley Cup

Posted On: 4:14 p.m. | January 18, 2013

On the road with Lord Stanley's Cup. As is tradition, each member of the Cup-winning team is allowed to retain hockey's Holy Grail for a day. The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings will have their names engraved on the trophy, but not before an extended road trip that includes stops all over North America and as far away as Slovenia. View Post»

Inside the ‘perversion files’

Inside the ‘perversion files’

Posted On: 9:15 a.m. | January 2, 2013

The Los Angeles Times has reviewed nearly 1,900 confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on employees and volunteers accused of sexual abuse. The review revealed many instances in which problems were not promptly recognized and abuse suspects were not held to account — and scouts were harmed as a result. View Post»

Alone and at home crossing the Sierra
  • Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

High Sierra challenge

Posted On: 4:52 p.m. | October 25, 2012

Mary Breckenridge crosses the High Sierra every year, with only her horse and two mules for company. View Post»

Living off the grid in Slab City
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Living off the grid in Slab City

Posted On: 1:44 p.m. | December 19, 2011

A desert squatters camp in the Imperial Valley has become its own community and, with the nation mired in recession, is more popular than ever. View Post»

Occupy LA: LAPD clears encampment

Occupy LA: LAPD clears nation’s largest remaining Occupy camp

Posted On: 10:48 a.m. | November 30, 2011

Without resorting to large-scale violence, Los Angeles police successfully cleared out the Occupy L.A. camp at City Hall early Wednesday, managing to avoid fierce confrontations that marred sweeps in Oakland and New York. View Post»

Prison hospice: A sentence of death

Prison hospice: Life and death

Posted On: 1:00 a.m. | November 21, 2011

In March of 2011, prison hospice worker John Paul Madrona began a deathwatch with “the kid,” a 24-year-old thief named Freddy Garcia, who had colon cancer. Garcia, serving nine years for his second felony, had been a gangster. Menacing tattoos covered his shaved head. But he also was fragile, fearful and wanted his mother to hold him. View Post»

A cross to bear

A cross to bear: Camp Pendleton Marines honor fallen comrades

Posted On: 2:46 p.m. | November 14, 2011

To honor the memory of four Marine comrades killed in Iraq and to show respect for all military personnel sent to foreign lands, a small but determined group trudged up a steep hill at Camp Pendleton to erected a 13-foot cross observing Veterans Day. View Post»

Breaking the cycle of Abuse

Breaking the cycle of abuse

Posted On: 9:32 a.m. | November 10, 2011

By David Kelly, Special to The Times Reporting from Cleveland— Inside a stuffy Cleveland classroom, Tim Boehnlein explained the mechanics of domestic violence and then posed a question. "So why do women stay?" he asked his class of would-be counselors. Ignorance, low self-esteem, lack of education, they speculated. No one really knew. Except maybe the silent woman in back — the... View Post»

Celebrity portraits

Celebrity portraits

Posted On: 7:45 a.m. | August 28, 2011

Photographing Hollywood celebrities is often a challenging job for a Los Angeles Times photographer. View Post»

Cemetery groundskeepers video
  • Katie Falkenberg / For The Times

Cemetery grounds keepers

Posted On: 8:49 p.m. | June 20, 2011

Cemetery grounds keepers Willie Roberts and Sammy Treto put care into providing a beautiful final resting place for people's loved ones as members of the grounds and interment crews at Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena. Each man also has a personal connection to this peaceful place: Willie's mother, uncle and two brothers are interred at the Mountain View Mausoleum, and a good friend of... View Post»

A life in death

At the funeral home: ‘I am not in the business of death’

Posted On: 3:32 p.m. | May 9, 2011

Most people try not to think about death, but Martha Castañeda lives with it every day. View Post»

Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire

Posted On: 1:10 a.m. | December 29, 2010

For a decade, crime has tumbled across much of metropolitan Los Angeles. And yet, 5-year-old Josue Hercules’ blood still stains the sidewalk. Rose Smith can’t find the strength to tell her children that she’s never going to walk again. Shameka Harris wonders why it couldn’t have been her, not her daughter. Despite the progress, there are pockets of the metropolis where life remains a... View Post»

The Doors
  • Molina, Genaro / Los Angeles Times

The Dalai Lama

Posted On: 1:27 p.m. | December 16, 2010

I love this story. ... In L.A. Times photographer Genaro Molina's words: There are many hurdles to every portrait assignment. Photographing the Dalai Lama had more than its share. After talking my way into the Dalai Lama’s Beverly Hills hotel suite, I had a member of his security team help me set up a black backdrop near a bank of windows that would provide a natural Rembrandt-like light.... View Post»

Project 50, housing for skid row's most vulnerable homeless

Project 50: Anatomy of a photo essay

Posted On: 2:00 p.m. | November 18, 2010

In May 2008 I was given the assignment to illustrate a story on Project 50, a Los Angeles County run program intended to house 50 of skid row’s most vulnerable homeless. Over the past 30 years I’ve worked on a number of in-depth photo essays that focused on people’s experience of being homeless. The first, shot in 1984, featured a family of nine who lived in their car while trying to... View Post»

Surfers ride the waves at Killers, a big break off of Todos Santos Island in Mexico
  • Sachi Cunningham / Los Angeles Times

A videographer’s awesomely busy year: The making of Chasing the Swell

Posted On: 3:00 a.m. | November 15, 2010

“Chasing the Swell” was a year in the making and involved one less-than-24-hour trip to Oahu, two trips to Killers, a big wave off Isla Todos Santos near Ensenada, and several trips back to Mavericks. My goal was to bring the awe-inspiring sport of big wave surfing to every reader of the Los Angeles Times, surfer or not. Enjoy the ride. View Post»


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