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Rim fire continues to rage near Yosemite

Rim fire continues to rage near Yosemite

Posted On: 7:50 p.m. | August 22, 2013

[Updated: August 29, 2013] A thick blanket of smoke hung Thursday over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, where a team of fire lookouts was stationed to monitor the Rim fire to make sure it does not flare up next to San Francisco’s water supply. View Post»

Behind the Lens | The lighter side of lift in LA

Behind the Lens | The lighter side of life in L.A.

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | August 22, 2013

Photographer Mel Melcon has always had an interest in looking for candid moments that are funny. View Post»

Kobe Bryant visits China
  • Kin Cheung

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

Posted On: 3:54 p.m. | August 7, 2013

Kobe Bryant said he and his doctors have "shattered" the timetable for recovery after his Achilles' surgery. "The surgical procedure was different ... and because of that the recovery has been different," Bryant said while traveling in Shenzhen, China, according to "The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that. Three-and-a-half months [and] I can... View Post»

Western U.S. under severe drought

Western U.S. under severe drought

Posted On: 7:30 p.m. | August 5, 2013

The American west is experiencing a devastating drought but no state is more parched than New Mexico. The entire state is officially in drought and scientists, farmers and ranchers are trying to figure out how to cope with this new dry reality. But nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get... View Post»

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time
  • Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

Posted On: 11:40 p.m. | August 2, 2013

This year's X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas, after AEG and ESPN made a joint decision to end the current run in Los Angeles. View Post»

Halo of hope

Boy with uncommon courage loses ‘halo’ bolted to his head, gains hope

Posted On: 8:21 a.m. | August 2, 2013

By Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times In our line of work as photojournalists we might witness tragedy, triumph, joy and misery all in the same day. There has been no shortage of this in my 30-plus years in journalism. We are often in the front row to witness history. I have documented the effect of AIDS in Africa, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the homeless of skid row, the life of... View Post»

Tokyo panorama

Panorama: Tokyo in extreme detail

Posted On: 2:52 p.m. | July 31, 2013

The gigapixel images by photographer Jeffrey Martin keep getting bigger and bigger. This time it is a 150-gigapixel panorama view from Tokyo Tower. View Post»

Behind the lens: Ricardo DeArantanha photographs Selena Gomez

Behind the lens: Ricardo DeAratanha photographs Selena Gomez

Posted On: 9:16 p.m. | July 28, 2013

Today’s assignment: Photograph singer/actress Selena Gomez. When I read the assignment details, I was glad to see the location was at her home. She would be comfortable in her own surroundings, as compared to a celebrity shoot in a hospitality suite in a hotel. However, because her daily calendar was full, I understood that I would have only 15 minutes of shooting time. View Post»

Chinatown, then and now

Chinatown, then and now

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | July 27, 2013

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying to run their family businesses. After several failed attempts at revitalization over the last... View Post»

2013 US Open of Surfing Photo Booth

2013 US Open of Surfing photo booth

Posted On: 9:46 a.m. | July 26, 2013

The  2013 Vans US Open of Surfing is underway in Huntington Beach, a.k.a. Surf City USA. The following is a collection of images capturing spectators, competitors and musicians attending the premier surf event on the West Coast. View Post»

Swimming with the fishes at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Swimming with the fishes at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | July 23, 2013

Ker-plash. We descend through bubbles into an undersea domain wearing air tanks, regulators and fins. Listening to the pneumatic hiss-whoosh of my own breathing, the various species of this marine world begin to appear. Sharks prowl sandy shoals. Bat rays with 4-foot wing spans soar overhead. Schools of fish whirl like glittering tornadoes. A Queensland grouper large enough to swallow me whole... View Post»

Postcards from the West | San Francisco's iconic cable cars

Postcards from the West | San Francisco’s famed cable cars

Posted On: 10:10 a.m. | July 22, 2013

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency operates 40 cable cars. They roll on three lines — Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason and California Street — that together cover 8.8 miles. They top out at 9.5 mph and board about 19,000 passengers a day. View Post»

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Outtakes | Luis Sinco

Posted On: 6:00 a.m. | July 22, 2013

A photographer may take dozens of shots for an assignment, which are 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. We welcome comments and discussion. View Post»

A visit to Pelican Bay State Prison

Inside Pelican Bay State Prison

Posted On: 4:58 p.m. | July 16, 2013

Several months ago I was given the opportunity, along with Los Angeles Times Writer Paige St. John, to tour the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California. Crescent City is one of the most beautiful places in Northern California. The rugged, rocky shoreline, shrouded with fog, renders classic postcard coastal views. Inland, a tree-lined road meanders past... View Post»

George Zimmerman protests trigger eight arrests in L.A.

George Zimmerman trial verdict protests

Posted On: 1:56 p.m. | July 15, 2013

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP national convention Wednesday — Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — called the acquittal in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's slaying a setback for race relations — and the audience agreed. View Post»

World on Wheels rolls to an end

World on Wheels rolls to an end

Posted On: 2:18 p.m. | July 11, 2013

World on Wheels, the last full-fledged indoor roller skating rink in the city of Los Angeles, has closed its doors after almost 32 years as a Mid-City favorite. For three decades, it has won loyalists as an indoor amusement park, party venue, fitness center, haven for young people and hip-hop incubator. It has even played matchmaker. But a bankruptcy proceeding, a change in ownership 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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