Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

2008 Olympians

Team USA: Portraits of Olympic dreams

Posted On: 10:34 a.m. | August 1, 2011

Portrait series of athletes from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. View Post»

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L.A. Rising Festival at the Coliseum

L.A. Rising Festival at the Coliseum

Posted On: 4:06 p.m. | July 31, 2011

If musical diversity is what you're looking for this weekend, the L.A. Rising Festival at the Coliseum is the place to be on Saturday. The festival which begins at noon and continues until about midnight features alt rock, hardcore punk, activist rap, Spanish rock, r&b/hip hop and heavy metal. The lineup includes performances by Muse, Immortal Technique, Rise Against, El Gran Silencio,... View Post»

The impact of three years of cuts to health and human services
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

The impact of three years of cuts to health and human services

Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | July 29, 2011

Faced with years of recession-driven budget shortfalls, state lawmakers have made deep cuts to health and social services. The reductions, including a round that took effect this month, translate into sizable state savings but are sharply scaling back the safety net for California’s most vulnerable residents: the elderly, the disabled, poor parents and their children. Since mid-2008, more... View Post»

X Games 17 in Los Angeles

X Games 17 flies high at Staples Center

Posted On: 9:59 a.m. | July 29, 2011

The X Games, ESPN's action sports competition now taking place in downtown L.A., has grown into a valuable franchise with plans to expand to six global events by 2013, raising the question: How far can it go? Take a look at photos from the competition and read more: X Games' wider world keeps growing X Games coverage in The Fabulous Forum View Post»

Disturbance outside the Hollywood film premiere

Disturbance outside the Hollywood film premiere

Posted On: 10:49 p.m. | July 27, 2011

Los Angeles police were responding in force to several thousand people throwing bottles and other objects Wednesday evening outside the premiere of the film version of a rave at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. See related story View Post»

Flight of a drug cartel smuggler

Flight of a drug cartel smuggler

Posted On: 8:57 p.m. | July 27, 2011

I’m sitting face to face with a former smuggler for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and thinking to myself, “This guy looks more like a grandpa than a big-time drug runner -- no tattoos, no shaved head and no attitude.” Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Marosi and I are in a federal prison in Herlong, Calif., a two-hour drive north of Reno, to interview and photograph John Ward. Ward is... View Post»

NIagara Falls hopes to boost economy with high-wire act

Niagara Falls hopes to boost economy with high-wire act

Posted On: 5:07 p.m. | July 26, 2011

High-wire artist Nik Wallenda plans to cross Niagara Falls on a wire the width of a nickel. The performance would be featured on a Discovery Channel show expected to begin airing later this year. To clear the way for the spectacle, legislators last month approved a one-time exemption from a 50-year-old ban on daredevil acts at the falls. Read Tina Susman's story. View Post»

Navy week begins with arrival of USS Abraham Lincoln in the Port of Los Angeles

Aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln at Port of Los Angeles for Navy Week

Posted On: 6:41 p.m. | July 25, 2011

The U.S. aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln will be among several Navy ships open to the public for tours  as part of Navy Week. Navy personnel will participate in community relations projects, building houses for locals in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity, in addition to other service projects and enjoying California sunshine and recreation. View Post»

Photo booth: The faces of Comic-Con 2011

Photo booth: The faces of Comic-Con 2011

Posted On: 10:24 a.m. | July 23, 2011

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Transit tourists in Los Angeles

Transit tourists in Los Angeles

Posted On: 10:26 p.m. | July 22, 2011

Al Vogel, 65, and his wife Shaaron, 60, love L.A.  They come here often from their tiny home town just south of Chico, Calif.  Not for the packaged experiences of Disneyland and Universal CityWalk and The Grove. And never to join the masses on the freeways, sealed off in a car. The Vogels believe in exploring this city solely by means of its public transit system. They have a faith... View Post»

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

CHLA patients move into the new, high-tech, $636-million facility

Posted On: 12:18 p.m. | July 20, 2011

A transportation event began early Sunday morning that had been more than a year in the making, involving complex logistics, critical timing, hundreds of participants and precious cargo. It took place not on a Los Angeles freeway but in the corridors of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where nearly 200 patients, from tiny newborns swaddled in color-coded blankets to teenagers, were carefully... View Post»

Genesis: Her new begining

What will become of Genesis?

Posted On: 6:30 p.m. | July 19, 2011

Moonfaced, 17 and, right now, teary, Genesis Diaz is the student body president of Ramona High. In her right hand she clutches a diploma. In her arms she holds a baby -- her baby -- mop-topped Amanda, 18 months. No one bats an eye. Ramona High, you see, is as unusual a public school as exists in Los Angeles. For over five decades, it has been an all-girls school. It caters exclusively to... View Post»

Burned survivor defies the odds

Burned survivor defies the odds

Posted On: 7:54 p.m. | July 18, 2011

Derek Thomas, 19, had been heading home to San Diego from a high-altitude training camp in Mammoth when the vehicle he was in crashed. When he arrived by emergency jet at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, he was unconscious. Third-degree burns covered more than 85% of his body -- his face, his neck; his back, his arms; his stomach, chest and legs. Doctors gave him a 1% chance to... View Post»

Mulholland Drive bridge

Time-lapse video: Mulholland Drive bridge removal during Carmageddon

Posted On: 9:35 a.m. | July 18, 2011

Times video journalist Jeff Amlotte spent the weekend camping out in his pickup truck along the 405 Freeway to record images for a time lapse video of the partial demolotion of the Mulholland Drive brige. The bridge is being removed to make way for a widening of the freeway below. The freeway was shutdown for about 2 days and the expected traffic tie-up was dubbed "Carmageddon." Here Amlotte... View Post»

Hospital patients on the move

Children’s Hospital patients on the move

Posted On: 8:13 a.m. | July 18, 2011

After months of intensive training and preparation, doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Sunday carefully moved almost 200 young patients into the new $636-million Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion. View Post»

Laura Serrano

Studying fighter’s brains

Posted On: 8:12 p.m. | July 16, 2011

A prestigious neurology clinic has launched an unprecedented study of professional fighters' brains with the goal of advancing research to improve various treatments for brain damage. "We know what permanent brain damage looks like in its final stages, but we know so little about what causes it and what happens during cumulative trauma," said Maureen Peckman of the Cleveland Clinic. Peckman... 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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