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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»

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»


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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