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The Forum -- version 2.0

The Forum — version 2.0

Posted On: 1:21 p.m. | January 17, 2014

Home of the Southland's top concerts and sporting events for more than three decades, the Forum is beaming again with a fresh coat of red paint and a renewed sense of possibility as concert-goers filed into the grand opening of the newly renovated venue in Inglewood. View Post»

Colby Fire

Colby fire at 1,700 acres and growing

Posted On: 12:18 p.m. | January 16, 2014

A rapidly growing fire in the foothills of Glendora showered a wide area of Los Angeles County with smoke and ash Thursday, prompting air quality alerts across the region View Post»

The 71st Golden Globe Awards | January 12, 2014

The 71st Golden Globe Awards | January 12, 2014

Posted On: 6:12 p.m. | January 12, 2014

It was a special evening in Beverly Hills at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71st Golden Globe Awards. Framework presents a glimpse of the energy, the excitement, the fashions and the winners, captured by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy! View Post»

Dramatic ending to BCS finale at Rose Bowl

Dramatic ending to BCS finale at Rose Bowl

Posted On: 8:39 a.m. | January 7, 2014

Florida State beats Auburn, 34-31, in national championship game that marks the end of the Bowl Championship Series after 16 years. View Post»

On the scene at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

On the scene at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Posted On: 8:28 p.m. | January 6, 2014

The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala or, as Tom Hanks called it, "This little, intimate, Sonny Bono rec-room chicken dinner get-together for two-and-a-half-thousand people," took place Saturday night. Meryl Streep picked up an award. So did Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Bruce Dern and Matthew McConaughey, among others. And though they were all seated within a few feet of... View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | January 6, 2014

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, and they’re usually edited down to just a few images 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. View Post»

The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1, 2014

The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade | Jan. 1, 2014

Posted On: 11:19 a.m. | January 1, 2014

The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade kicked off early on a sunny New Year's Day morning in Pasadena, with much-anticipated excitement, color and life. Framework presents the best images of the 2014 Rose Parade as captured by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy! View Post»

A decade later, wounds have healed, but the memory remains raw
  • Preston Keres / The Washington Post

A decade later, wounds have healed, but the memory remains raw

Posted On: 1:52 p.m. | December 31, 2013

By Ann M. Simmons Dec. 31, 2003. I remember that day as if it were yesterday. I was serving a temporary stint in the Baghdad bureau of the Los Angeles Times. It was New Year’s Eve and a group of foreign journalists and Iraqi staffers decided to ring in 2004 at Nabil’s restaurant, a popular hangout for journalists, contractors, embassy personnel and foreign aid workers. Some of us... View Post»

Nothern Californians ponder a separate state

Northern Californians ponder a separate state

Posted On: 2:57 p.m. | December 30, 2013

Farmers, ranchers and onetime loggers were among those who packed a church community room here in August to listen to a former state lawmaker convey his vision of a cleaved — and more governable — California. The theme was familiar, the resonance deep for those convinced that relentless regulation is strangling the economy of this northern border county. But this time, a tall man... View Post»

The Year in Pictures | 2013

The Year in Pictures | 2013

Posted On: 10:39 p.m. | December 27, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, Framework looks back on an eventful year, documented by the photojournalists of the Los Angeles Times. Enjoy. View Post»


In the ‘silent prison’ of autism, Ido speaks out

Posted On: 1:44 p.m. | December 24, 2013

Ido Kedar, a 17-year-old San Fernando Valley boy, thought for years to be completely out of touch with the outside world, has emerged as an essayist and spokesman for autism. He uses a letter board and an iPad to communicate insights regarding his life, education and God. He self-published a book and lectures at autism conferences about the hidden potential of others who are just like him. View Post»

CHARCOAL AND STEEL: Brazil struggles toward progress

CHARCOAL AND STEEL: Brazil struggles toward progress

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | December 23, 2013

Brazil struggles toward progress. Mile after mile on Brazil’s Highway 222 is lined with eucalyptus groves where rain forest once stood. These fast-growing trees are planted to feed the hundreds of charcoal camps that pepper the deforested landscape. View Post»

The long goodbye for Hollywood Park

The long goodbye for Hollywood Park

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | December 20, 2013

In it's heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger in the box seats at Hollywood Park, on Sunday, they will run their last race. View Post»

'Nutcracker': A look at Westside School of Ballet's production
  • Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times

‘Nutcracker’: A look at Westside School of Ballet’s production

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | December 19, 2013

It's the busy season for dance. Ballet schools, local companies and touring troupes present variations of "The Nutcracker" in late November and December. Some productions are fully staged, while others are excerpts. The classic ballet to Tchaikovsky's beloved music is more than a holiday mainstay. It's populated with an abundance of roles, giving stage time to young and eager dancers with... View Post»

Riding the bus

Riding the bus

Posted On: 9:06 p.m. | December 17, 2013

It's a grueling 15-hour day for Carmen Mendoza and her children as they leave home before dawn and trek to far-flung schools and work. But they expect a payoff someday. View Post»

Interactive Iraq war eyewitnesses: The stories behind the images

Iraq war eyewitnesses: The stories behind the images

Posted On: 10:32 a.m. | December 17, 2013

Several Los Angeles Times photojournalists were among those who risked their lives to chronicle the war in Iraq. The team included Don Bartletti, Bryan Chan, Carolyn Cole, Robert Gauthier, Rick Loomis, Luis Sinco, Wally Skalij and Brian van der Brug. Steve Stroud, The Times’ deputy director of photography, shepherded the process of dispatching the photographers, steering their coverage and... 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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