Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Welcome to Hoodslam

Welcome to Hoodslam

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | December 11, 2014

Inside the Oakland Metro Opera House, the floors are sticky and the air is hazy with several kinds of smoke. As if on cue, hundreds of people raise their middle fingers at a muscle-bound bro standing on stage in ripped jeans and an orange wig, while he pours a bottle of Jack down bystanders’ throats. Welcome to Hoodslam. View Post»

PRODUCT OF MEXICO | Day 1 | Labor camps

PRODUCT OF MEXICO | Labor camps

Posted On: 7:35 a.m. | December 7, 2014

A boom in farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico has benefited growers and consumers. But for migrant workers in the fields, it is a life of exploitation and hardship. View Post»

Fish out of water

Fish out of water

Posted On: 2:11 p.m. | December 3, 2014

California started giving a ride to millions of young Chinook salmon after the state’s record-breaking drought left rivers too dry for them to migrate on their own. View Post»

Russian-speaking veterans seek to preserve their legacy

Russian-speaking veterans seek to preserve their legacy

Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | November 24, 2014

The men who created the Los Angeles Assn. of Veterans of WWII almost four decades ago sought to preserve the memory of the sacrifices they made as youth defending their Soviet homeland during World War II. At its peak the group’s membership grew to more than 2,200 veterans. Today, that number has dropped to 400, 160 of whom served during World War II. Others are the children and widows of... View Post»

Port of Call | The Mexican navy Barque “Cuauhtemo” arrives in San Pedro

Port of Call | The Mexican navy Barque Cuauhtemoc arrives in San Pedro

Posted On: 3:04 p.m. | October 29, 2014

A training vessel for the Mexican navy, the three-masted Barque “Cuauhtemoc,” sailed into the Port of Los Angeles on and has docked in San Pedro for a four-day stay. The historic vessel, with a crew of approximately 200 aboard is 297 feet long, weighs 1,800 tons and has a rigging height of 168 feet. She carries 23 sails with a maximum sail area of about half an acre. View Post»

A cross-continental black sisterhood rekindled

A cross-continental black sisterhood rekindled

Posted On: 11:55 a.m. | October 21, 2014

The three of us -- the black American, the black Russian and me, a black Briton -- took a photo together. And then we went our separate ways. Maryum back to the United States, Yelena remaining in Russia and me to England. We never really thought we would see each other again, at least not as a group. But as fate would have it, almost three decades later, during one week in August 2014, we all... View Post»

Home on the range | Darryl Sutter brings the Stanly Cup home

Home on the Range | Darryl Sutter brings the Stanley Cup home

Posted On: 5:05 a.m. | October 8, 2014

By Bill Plaschke / Photos by Robert Gauthier VIKING, CANADA – The road to the heart of hockey's greatest team is covered in gravel and clouded in dust. The road is bumpy, barren, stretching out from a town with no stoplights into a vast and desolate countryside blanketed in an interminable silence interrupted by the occasional chirping from a tree or rumbling of a train. Make a... View Post»

Blog title: With courage and patience, two migrant mothers share their stories
  • Ora DeKornfeld /Los Angeles Times

With courage and patience, two migrant mothers share their stories

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 3, 2014

“Well, I speak a little Spanish,” I said to myself as I set out to meet Fatima, a 15-year-old Salvadoran girl. Fatima recently made the solo journey from Central America to live with her mother in Reseda. I met her mother, Miriam Duena, several days earlier through El Rescate, a legal aid nonprofit group that serves the immigrant population in Los Angeles. The thousands of unaccompanied... View Post»

Room to grieve
  • Emily Rhyne / Los Angeles Times

Room to grieve

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | September 29, 2014

Going behind the yellow tape at a crime scene is raw. The smell hangs in your clothes and what you see isn’t something you just sleep off. View Post»

The genesis of L.A.'s skyscraping New Wilshire Grand

L.A.’s skyscraping New Wilshire Grand: Soaring designs fighting against the bottom line

Posted On: 1:08 p.m. | September 12, 2014

The genesis of downtown L.A.'s skyscraping New Wilshire Grand View Post»

Big Wednesday | Hurricane Marie generates high surf along the SoCal coast

Big Wednesday | Hurricane Marie generates high surf along the SoCal coast

Posted On: 8:11 a.m. | August 28, 2014

From Santa Barbara to San Diego, the pounding surf — unleashed by Hurricane Marie circulating off the Baja coast — whipped up a quintessential Southern California scene: surfers and body-boarders scrambling to the beach to ride the monster waves while thousands of spectators arrived to bear witness, clogging the roadways and lining the seashore. View Post»

66th Primetime Emmy Awards | Aug. 25, 2014

66th Primetime Emmy Awards | Aug. 25, 2014

Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | August 26, 2014

Framework presents a glimpse of the color, sights, fashions and the anticipation and excitement at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. View Post»

WIlshire Grand Tower: A skyscrapper is born

Wilshire Grand Tower: A skyscrapper is born

Posted On: 11:58 a.m. | August 14, 2014

Over the next three years, workers will raise the New Wilshire Grand tower 1,100 feet above the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. With an open promenade and an enormous swoop of glass above the entrance, this translucent airplane wing 73 stories tall promises to redefine architectural possibilities in a city not known for its tall buildings. View Post»

L.A. Times photographer reflects on covering the Israel-Hamas conflict

L.A. Times photographer reflects on covering the Israel-Hamas conflict 

Posted On: 10:13 a.m. | August 7, 2014

Covering the Israel-Hamas conflict these last three weeks, I’ve seen the destruction of entire neighborhoods, bombed beyond recognition. I’ve attended the funerals of whole families killed when their homes were hit in nighttime bombings. I’ve seen mosques reduced to rubble, and enough hospital casualties to give anyone nightmares. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 4:03 p.m. | July 28, 2014

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment. Usually, the images are edited down to just a few for use in the newspaper and online. Details and moments significant to the photographer often don’t make the cut. Outtakes presents a selection of those images. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

Times photographer documents the deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas

Times photographer documents conflict in Gaza Strip

Posted On: 1:28 p.m. | July 17, 2014

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Carolyn Cole is in the Gaza Strip to document the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. 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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