Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Breaking the cycle of Abuse

Breaking the cycle of abuse

Posted On: 9:32 a.m. | November 10, 2011

By David Kelly, Special to The Times Reporting from Cleveland— Inside a stuffy Cleveland classroom, Tim Boehnlein explained the mechanics of domestic violence and then posed a question. "So why do women stay?" he asked his class of would-be counselors. Ignorance, low self-esteem, lack of education, they speculated. No one really knew. Except maybe the silent woman in back — the... View Post»

In his own words

In his own words

Posted On: 4:42 p.m. | November 9, 2011

Once badly malnourished, beaten and locked up in a garage, Ahmed Ibn Muhammed Mahdi Shabazz is now a strapping 6-foot-5, 215-pound young man who recently graduated high school in Avon, Ohio. He suffered serious depression after his ordeal at the hands of Mansa Musa Muhummed but after undergoing years of counseling he says, “I forced myself to forget it. It now seems like a video game that I... View Post»

Survivors of abuse

Survivors of abuse

Posted On: 11:10 p.m. | November 8, 2011

Laura Cowan survived life in one of the most notoriously abusive households in recent California history. Now a speaker, counselor and forceful advocate for  abused women, Cowan has come a long way since her abuser was sentenced to seven life terms in prison. Read David Kelly's story: Emerging from a notorious hell of abuse to counsel others View Post»

Pendleton Marines remember fallen camrades

Camp Pendleton honors Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted On: 10:10 p.m. | November 4, 2011

Late last year, as more and more Marines were killed in Afghanistan in the fight for the longtime Taliban stronghold of Sangin, then-Defense Secy. Robert Gates offered to allow the Marines to withdraw. "Absolutely not," Commandant Gen. James Amos told Gates. Instead, the Marines ordered more reinforcements and equipment to Sangin and vowed not to quit until the Taliban is vanquished. In April,... View Post»

Taking on a leading role

Taking on a leading role

Posted On: 5:00 p.m. | November 4, 2011

A drug cartel attack in Mexico cost Adali Gutierrez, 20, of El Monte his parents and left him with a disfigured face and the responsibility of being patriarch to his four younger siblings. View Post»

Keeping boots on the ground

Keeping boots on the ground

Posted On: 10:24 p.m. | November 3, 2011

The Marine Corps, while still reveling in its reputation for having the toughest recruit training of any military service, has realized that boot camp injuries cost time and money and can be demoralizing to injured recruits and their buddies. View Post»

Nurses joing Occupy L.A. march

Nurses join Occupy L.A. in march through downtown Los Angeles

Posted On: 9:34 p.m. | November 3, 2011

Over 100 nurses from Los Angeles and Orange County join Occupy L.A. in a march from City Hall to the financial district in downtown Los Angeles. View Post»

A lifelong passion

Breeders’ Cup campaign feeds horse trainer’s lifelong passion

Posted On: 9:43 a.m. | November 3, 2011

Bill Spawr gets to the racetrack way before the crack of dawn and could be in line for a big career highlight if 5-year-old gelding Amazombie wins the sprint race at the Breeders' Cup this weekend. View Post»

West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

Posted On: 8:21 a.m. | November 1, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of Halloween revelers flocked to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval, billed as one of the world’s largest Halloween celebrations. View Post»

Occupy LA: Nightfall to daybreak

From nightfall to daybreak at Occupy L.A.

Posted On: 10:39 p.m. | October 28, 2011

An uncommon mix of people have squeezed into a motley tent city on the 1.7-acre lawn surrounding City Hall: middle-aged Marxists, out-of-work blue-collar workers, lawyers, teachers, train-hoppers and anarchists — along with a rowdier element looking to drink beer and drop acid. View Post»

Occupy L.A.

Occupy L.A.: Through the words of an artist

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 24, 2011

As protesters come and go, the one constant at Occupy LA is art. There is rarely a time on the grass surrounding City Hall that someone is not expressing themselves through painting, silk screening, dance, music and poetry. As demonstrators walk along Temple St. and chant slogans to loud drumbeats, they pass by tents offering healing chakra massages, books and food. Along the concrete steps,... View Post»

Big Horn Gold Mine

The Big Horn Mine

Posted On: 8:30 p.m. | October 22, 2011

Tour of the 152-year-old Big Horn Gold Mine located in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness in the Angeles National Forest. View Post»

CareNow

CareNow free health clinic treats thousands

Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | October 20, 2011

The L.A. Sports Arena has been transformed into an enormous health fair called CareNow. The free clinic will run through Sunday and expects to treat 5,000 patients. "A lot of what we see out here is preventable," said Don Manelli, president of CareNow. Manelli said his goal was to meet the immediate needs of the patients but also to have an "enduring impact' on their health to keep them from... View Post»

Long lines form for free medical care

Free medical care clinic opens at Sports Arena

Posted On: 9:00 a.m. | October 20, 2011

About 3,000 people were waiting in line Monday morning at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena -- some since Sunday -- for a chance to get free medical care in a massive temporary clinic. View Post»

Occupy L.A.: Portrait of a protest

Occupy L.A.: Portrait of a protest

Posted On: 9:40 p.m. | October 18, 2011

The teacher, the social worker, the activist, the student –– just some of the protesters furious at Wall Street that have taken over the grassy area around City Hall in downtown Los Angeles and public streets and parks in other major cities around the world. View Post»

Seal Beach 911

Seal Beach shooting 911 calls

Posted On: 5:13 p.m. | October 17, 2011

The Seal Beach Police Department released seven 911 calls made during a shooting rampage last week at Salon Meritage that left eight people dead and a ninth person seriously wounded. Two of these calls have been edited for length and clarity and presented here with photographs of the aftermath. 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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