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'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»

Clogged drain floods 1926 courtroom
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Clogged drain floods 1926 courtroom

Posted On: 10:45 p.m. | December 18, 2013

Clogged drain floods courtroom. View Post»

Pictures in the News | December 18, 2013
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Pictures in the News | December 18, 2013

Posted On: 10:08 a.m. | December 18, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins with a surreal scene in Indonesia as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a depth of over 175m, making it one of the world's largest craters. View Post»

Reinventing yourself all over again

Reinventing yourself all over again

Posted On: 7:35 a.m. | December 18, 2013

Alex Horvath has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. He was laid off July 30 from his job as Director of Photography for the Bakersfield Californian. Framework asked him to write about re-inventing himself. View Post»

Broadway in L.A. during the holidays [updated]
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Broadway in L.A. during the holidays [updated]

Posted On: 10:47 p.m. | December 17, 2013

Broadway during the holidays 1937-1941 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»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 17, 2013

Pictures in the News | Dec. 17, 2013

Posted On: 10:53 a.m. | December 17, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean soldiers march on Kim Il Sung Square as others pay their respects beneath portraits of the late leaders Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung. North... 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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