Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

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

"On Thursday afternoon, as shoppers were rushing to get supplies before the five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended, four Palestinian children were killed when a shell landed on a building in Gaza City. The children, three boys and one girl, were rushed to the nearby public hospital and within minutes were moved to the hospital morgue, where distressed family members... View Post»

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

Inside the American Apparel manufacturing facility in downtown Los Angeles

Posted On: 2:58 p.m. | July 8, 2014

About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that have a cult following among young shoppers. View Post»

Staff Photographer Mark Boster: 72 hours on the Murrieta immigration story

First Person: Mark Boster 72 hours on the Murrieta immigration front

Posted On: 8:14 a.m. | July 4, 2014

When I arrived, there were over 100 people on the sides of the road with flags and signs. The rumors started swirling that some of the citizens were going to block the buses. View Post»

20 Years Ago

Allen J. Schaben: Looking back at the O.J. Simpson chase

Posted On: 1:09 p.m. | June 17, 2014

Photographer Allen J. Schaben recounts his day, 20 years ago when covering the O.J. Simpson car chase. View Post»

Behind the lens: The Nicole Brown Simpson-Ronald Goldman crime scene

Behind the Lens: The Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman crime scene

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | June 13, 2014

It was twenty years ago and I was freelancing for the Los Angeles Times out of the of the suburban Westside Edition based in Santa Monica. "Can you go check out a possible crime scene on Bundy?" asked George Hatch, an editor at the edition. "We have a report that something happened, and we need someone to check it out." View Post»

LA Kings make another run for the Stanley Cup

L.A. Kings are lords of the NHL, again

Posted On: 7:56 a.m. | June 9, 2014

Kings are lords of the NHL, again, and the new kings of L.A. sports. For the second time in three seasons, the Los Angeles Kings have done what seemed like an impossibility for four decades, capturing the most celebrated trophy in sports by winning its most difficult championship. View Post»

Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs
  • Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times

Looking to a brighter future: Living in Jordan Downs

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | May 12, 2014

The apartments lining the narrow streets in Watts wear a faded coat of peach paint, the clotheslines are rusted and creaky. Airplanes crisscross the sky above the South L.A. neighborhood, but their hum is drown out by the ice cream truck nearby baring music. Children play in a yard, their shrieks and giggles bounce off the walls. These are the sounds of waiting. Welcome to Jordan Downs. View Post»

Banned for life | Clippers players and fans resume playoff run without owner Donald Sterling

Banned for life | Clippers resume playoff run without owner Donald Sterling

Posted On: 8:49 a.m. | April 30, 2014

From frazzle to dazzle, one of the ugliest stretches of days in Clippers history turns into an opportunity of healing for the team and its fans. View Post»

Aging out: voices from those in the foster care system

Aging out: voices from those in the foster care system

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | April 30, 2014

About 400,000 children in the U.S. live in foster care, according to federal officials. Entry into the foster care system is meant to keep them safe, but the reality is often fraught with its own dangers and disappointments. Times photojournalist Robert Gauthier interviewed more than a dozen young men and women from the Los Angeles area who were on the verge of being emancipated from foster... View Post»

Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans' kinda party

Stagecoach 2014: Country festival is young fans’ kinda party

Posted On: 12:13 p.m. | April 29, 2014

Country music's recent transformation from a form that spoke to a cross-generational audience about life's broader themes into a party-minded soundtrack for young adults was starkly apparent over the weekend at the 2014 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. The daily turnout of some 63,000 was awash in concert-goers in their late teens and early 20s, with women... View Post»

Odd Job | Sign Spinners

Odd Jobs | Sign Spinners

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 24, 2014

Work. It's what we do. But with unemployment in California hovering just above 8%, work remains on everybody's minds these days. Those once gainfully employed have been outsourced, downsized, or have had their jobs phased out altogether. Left with few options, people are venturing out of the box to make a living. This is an occasional series on people who do odd jobs, the ones that nobody else... View Post»

El Mascarero | A mask maker's journey, in and out of the wrestling ring

El Mascarero | A mask maker’s journey, in and out of the wrestling ring

Posted On: 5:10 a.m. | April 21, 2014

Manuel Quiroz is the "chingon" mask and gear maker for fighters across the globe, many in L.A.’s popular lucha libre circuit. His journey to be known as the "best of the best" as he puts it, is as finely detailed and at times dramatic as a character plot constructed for the very fighters he clothes. View Post»

Commuting chaos for middle class in Sao Paulo

Commuting chaos for middle class in Sao Paulo

Posted On: 6:43 p.m. | April 17, 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and financial center, is a chaotic metropolis approaching complete paralysis through gridlock. In a city consistently ranked as the worst in the world for traffic jams. View Post»

Soda tab prom dress

Short on cash, long on creativity, teen makes soda tab prom dress

Posted On: 7:44 a.m. | April 16, 2014

Brie Fainblit wasn't voted prom queen at the Highland High prom. But the Palmdale senior who made her own dress out of soda can tabs felt like the belle of the ball Friday night. View Post»

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014

Best of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014

Posted On: 4:47 p.m. | April 11, 2014

The three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, featuring headliners OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire, opened Friday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The sold-out festival will present the same lineup next weekend. Check back often; we’ll be updating this gallery with pictures of performers and fans. View Post»

Stepping back in time

Stepping back in time

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | April 11, 2014

Aircraft enthusiasts will have an opportunity to step back in time and experience a flight aboard a replica World War II Boeing B-17 bomber and North American P-51 Mustang fighter this weekend when the historic planes take to the skies over Los Angeles. The public will also have a chance to view the aircraft from the ground during the April 12-13 tours organized by the Liberty Foundation, a... 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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