Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia


America out of work

Posted On: 11:13 a.m. | October 4, 2010

Continuing the series on the unemployment crisis in America, video journalist Jeff Amlotte brings us several new video vignettes of some of those who have lost their jobs. In a split-screen format, they tell in their own words how they are coping with long-term unemployment as images of their daily life play alongside. View Post»

Toy camera gallery

Still playing with toy cameras

Posted On: 11:05 a.m. | September 23, 2010

Some of his subjects make multimillion-dollar blockbuster movies or have sold records by the truckload, so what does Times staffer Genaro Molina use to photograph them? A $29 plastic camera loaded with film. No bells and whistles here. Here's Molina's take on it. View Post»

Embedded with U.S. and Afghan troops in Afghanistan

Embedded with troops in Afghanistan

Posted On: 9:59 a.m. | August 30, 2010

Times photographer Rick Loomis writes about his recent trip to Afghanistan. A place he's visited nine times for the Los Angeles Times. He gives a behind the scenes look at what it takes to cover the news in such a dangerous environment. View Post»

Behind the scenes at a fashion shoot with Kirk McKoy

Behind the scenes at a fashion shoot with Kirk McKoy

Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 23, 2010

A video experience behind the scenes at a fashion assignment for the Image section to hear the details of the approach, technique and get a nice overview of this assignment. View Post»

Alabama's Homeboys

Alabama’s Homeboys

Posted On: 9:41 p.m. | July 30, 2010

Two members of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles gang-intervention group, go on a pilgrimage to work with impoverished children in a rural, largely segregated Alabama community. View Post»

View of Los Angeles from the Goodyear Blimp
  • John W. Adkisson / Los Angeles Times

View from the Goodyear blimp

Posted On: 11:08 a.m. | July 28, 2010

Los Angeles Times photographer John W. Adkisson rode in the Goodyear blimp with pilot Matthew St. John over downtown Los Angeles. View Post»

The Marlboro Marine Video

The Marlboro Marine video

Posted On: 4:57 a.m. | June 30, 2010

Times photographer Luis Sinco made James Blake Miller an emblem of the war. The image would change both of their lives and connect them in ways neither imagined. View Post»

16-year-old Abby Sunderland starts solo sail around the world

Abby Sunderland starts solo sail

Posted On: 4:46 a.m. | June 30, 2010

Abby Sunderland, 16, of Thousand Oaks, sets off from Marina del Rey in her boat, “Wild Eyes,” in an attempt to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone. View Post»

Garrett McNamara searches for big wave surf

Garrett McNamara searches for big wave surf

Posted On: 4:22 a.m. | June 30, 2010

Hawaiian big wave champion Garrett McNamara, just back from trips surfing calving glaciers in Alaska and giant waves in Maui and Tahiti, takes us on a search for unchartered waves on the West Coast. View Post»

Fear sets up camp

Gimme Shelter

Posted On: 6:13 p.m. | June 29, 2010

Along the Los Angeles River are invisible cities whose population centers do not figure on official maps. View Post»

Altered Oceans

Altered Oceans

Posted On: 6:11 p.m. | June 29, 2010

Altered Oceans is a five-part series on the state of the world’s oceans. Using a combination of video and still photography, we take a closer inspection of the mass die-offs of whales and dolphins, blooms of toxic algae that have sickened Florida coastal dwellers and the growing number of oceanic dead-zones. View Post»

Cruisin’ the coast: SoCal beaches

Cruisin’ the coast: SoCal beaches

Posted On: 6:10 p.m. | June 29, 2010

In 2008, Times photographers were assigned the daunting task of exploring one of the Southland’s greatest assets: its beaches. View Post»

Bennett freeze: Frozen land, forgotten people

Frozen land, forgotten people

Posted On: 6:09 p.m. | June 29, 2010

A 1966 ban on development in a disputed tribal area in northern Arizona left many Navajo living in third-world conditions -- or forced them out entirely. When the freeze ended, many residents didn't know where to begin. View Post»

Dharavi: Mumbai’s hidden heart


Posted On: 6:09 p.m. | June 29, 2010

Mumbai's Hidden Heart View Post»

Haiti: Coping with the aftermath

Haiti: Coping with the aftermath

Posted On: 6:09 p.m. | June 29, 2010

Hi-res images from Los Angeles Times photographers Carolyn Cole, Rick Loomis and Brian Vander Brug. View Post»

Brazil's Juma Reserve

Brazil’s Juma Reserve

Posted On: 6:08 p.m. | June 29, 2010

The Amazon's 'museum of nature' is being preserved through a program that rewards those who participate in rain-forest preservation. 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


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