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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
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‘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»

Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

Mountain lions on camera in Santa Barbara County

Posted On: 4:53 p.m. | December 16, 2013

It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max along a well-worn trail at an elevation of 1600 feet in the Santa Ynez Mountains when we both smelled the unmistakable odor of something that had died. We both dismissed the smell as likely from a poor rodent that had met its end. The following day we watched closely as a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) soared on the thermals and... View Post»

Santacon LA 2014

SantaCon L.A. 2013

Posted On: 9:03 p.m. | December 15, 2013

More than 500 Santas, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man blanketed downtown LA, and surrounding bars of interest for Santacon LA 2014. View Post»

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe

Honoring the Virgin of Guadalupe

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | December 13, 2013

Scores of Catholics of Mexican and Central American descent crowd into La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles for one of several Masses held in conjunction with El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe. View Post»

The woodcarver

Through the woodcarver’s eyes: A moment with Charles Dickson

Posted On: 7:04 p.m. | December 11, 2013

I met sculptor Charles Dickson, 66, while he was working on the piece, “Dance of the Wood Nips,” at his studio in Compton. The sculpture, made from a rare piece of Monkey Pod tree, captures women holding up a portal to the sky. “In this piece I wanted to talk about the human spirit in relationship with nature,” Dickson said. View Post»

Mandela -- truly a man of the people
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Mandela — truly a man of the people

Posted On: 5:01 p.m. | December 5, 2013

I was the Johannesburg bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in the early 2000s. My first opportunity to be in the same room with liberation icon Nelson Mandela came when I attended a gathering of Jewish businessmen where Mandela was expected to be the keynote speaker. The room buzzed with excitement as the crowd anxiously awaited the arrival of this larger-than-life figure. A hush fell... View Post»

Ghost town for sale in a remote slice of California

California ghost town for sale

Posted On: 9:33 a.m. | December 4, 2013

The road to the abandoned gold mining town of Seneca, Calif. is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River. The road ends in a clearing, where a plaque declares that “gold was found in 1851 and a wild mining town was born,” with a nearby post office, hotel, blacksmith and a steady supply of gold-hungry miners. ... View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 1:50 p.m. | December 3, 2013

A photographer's assignment gets edited down for 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»

A home for the holiday

A home for the holiday

Posted On: 11:02 p.m. | November 29, 2013

Roger Anderson has a lot to be thankful for this holiday. After spending more than three decades living on the streets -- seeking refuge under bridges, in the woods and most recently a small grassy patch near the on-ramp of 110 Freeway in Downtown LA -- the 47-year-old moved into his first apartment just in time for Thanksgiving. 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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