Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

A life spent battling poverty

A life spent battling poverty

Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | May 23, 2012

Natalie Cole isn’t a victim of the struggling economy. She was poor before and is poor now. Hers is a story of entrenched poverty — a whirl of choices, challenges and chaos that keeps undermining her spurts of personal progress. Tracking Cole’s life over six months offers a messy and at times disheartening insight into vexing social policy questions: How do you break the cycle of... View Post»

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Francine: A Train Ride

Francine Orr: Taking a train ride

Posted On: 2:51 p.m. | May 21, 2012

Award winning photojournalist take a ride along the Goldline, that goes flows through Pasadena, South Pasadena, a sliver of Los Angeles and East Los Angeles and takes in the landscape as it passed by her at the pace of the train. View Post»

NATO summit protests
  • Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune

NATO summit protests in Chicago

Posted On: 9:08 a.m. | May 21, 2012

Demonstrators prepared Monday to launch another round of protests in the final hours of the NATO summit in Chicago, targeting Boeing headquarters and a suburban community that could become the site of a detention facility to hold illegal immigrants. On the second and last day of the international meeting, commuters heading into Chicago's  Loop business district endured extra security... View Post»

Solar Eclipse
  • Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images

Solar Eclipse

Posted On: 7:45 p.m. | May 20, 2012

The "ring of fire" solar eclipse brought crowds out onto streets, into their backyards and onto roofs to catch a glimpse of the historic event. The eclipse created an eerie sunset and unusual shadows across Southern California, with about 86% of the sun's diameter blocked by the moon. Read the full story by Rong-Gong Lin II and Garrett Therolf View Post»

Salton Sea State Recreation Area slated for closure

Salton Sea State Recreation Area slated for closure

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | May 20, 2012

During the heyday of the Salton Sea, when even the Hollywood crowd came to play and perform, the state recreation area along the sea’s shore was one of California’s most popular parks. Now the recreation area is one of the dozens of state parks slated for closure due to the state’s financial woes. View Post»

Kid Rock and fans cruise

On a Caribbean cruise with Kid Rock and fans

Posted On: 4:16 p.m. | May 18, 2012

Photos and tales of covering Kid Rock and fans on a Caribbean cruise. View Post»

Nearly 100-year-old lighthouse shines again

99-year-old lighthouse gleams again

Posted On: 6:28 p.m. | May 16, 2012

The signature vertical black and white stripes of the Angels Gate lighthouse near the Los Angeles harbor entrance stand out brighter today after a restoration arranged by a San Pedro booster club. A year ago, the old steel and stucco tower above the end of a breakwater presented a dreary welcome to coastal skippers. View Post»

Battleship Iowa's final journey

Battleship Iowa’s final journey

Posted On: 8:46 p.m. | May 13, 2012

The battleship Iowa, a storied vessel that languished for years in the U.S. Navy's mothball fleet, began its final journey Saturday, May 26, 2012 from the San Francisco Bay to its permanent home as a museum in the Port of Los Angeles. View Post»

Local NBA teams compete in first-round playoff series

Lakers, Clippers and the NBA playoffs

Posted On: 11:29 a.m. | May 10, 2012

Thunder send Lakers packing with 106-90 victory in Game 5. Despite 42 points from Kobe Bryant, the Lakers can't keep pace with Oklahoma City in the fourth quarter. Despite two chances in the final seconds to take the lead or tie the score, Chris Paul and the Clippers come up short in a 102-99 loss to San Antonio in Game 4 of their Western Conference second-round playoff series. View Post»

Wildlife corridor

Environmentalists, cattlemen establish wildlife corridor

Posted On: 10:00 p.m. | May 4, 2012

A new land ethic is taking root on 31,900 acres north of Los Angeles managed by an alliance of environmentalists and cattlemen who want to preserve ranching as a way of life while also protecting mountain lion, black bear, Golden eagles and other wildlife. View Post»

Basking in the limelight at the Tap House

Basking in the limelight at the Tap House

Posted On: 9:13 a.m. | May 4, 2012

In a little roadhouse off the Strip in Las Vegas, performers take the stage and mingle, making music and connections with dreams of the big time. View Post»

Whole new ball game at Chavez Ravine

Whole new ball game at Chavez Ravine

Posted On: 3:53 p.m. | May 2, 2012

It's a new day at Dodger Stadium, with Wednesday's news conference featuring the new owners. View Post»

In search of safe Harbor

In search of safe harbor

Posted On: 7:50 a.m. | May 1, 2012

Colonial Yacht Anchorage's dock and slips are deemed unsafe. Some tenants will move to other marinas, but others — including some of the 11 who live on their boats — say they can't afford that. View Post»

Revisiting the wounds: Koreatown 20 years after the L.A. riots

Photojournalist revisits those he photographed during Los Angeles riots

Posted On: 9:27 a.m. | April 30, 2012

Photojournalist Hyungwon Kang, Sr. Picture Editor for Thomson Reuters who in 1992 covered the L.A. riots as a staff photographer for The Times, returns to L.A's Koreatown to document stories of people who were affected by the event. View Post»

Koreatown 20 years after the L.A. riots: A photographer reflects, another returns.

Koreatown 20 years after the L.A. riots: A photojournalist’s beginning

Posted On: 5:15 p.m. | April 28, 2012

They called us together and told us they were 'locking down’ the school. The city was burning around us. They were going to try to keep us safe. We were in Koreatown, and it was April 29, 1992. View Post»

Faces of Stagecoach

Faces of Stagecoach

Posted On: 1:30 p.m. | April 28, 2012

Sometimes those who attend the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio are just as interesting as those onstage. Here's a portrait gallery of faces in the crowd. Be sure to check out our photos from the festival too. RELATED: · Photos: Stagecoach 2012 · Photos from last year's Stagecoach · Full coverage View Post»

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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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