Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Santa Monica Christmas decorations
  • George Fry / Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Christmas decorations

Posted On: 12:42 a.m. | November 26, 2012

Nov. 15, 1972: The City of Santa Monica Christmas decorations hung on Wilshire Blvd. View Post»

Taking back the slums of Rio de Janeiro

Taking back the slums of Rio de Janeiro

Posted On: 2:34 p.m. | November 24, 2012

Partygoers casually snorted cocaine off tables set up in the plaza in the Rocinha favela and waved guns in the air as they danced. If neighbors didn't like the bass-heavy electronic music pumping until the early hours, they had little recourse: Rocinha was a Neverland-like world where boys were kings and the state was far, far away. View Post»

Kettleman City's toxic spills

Kettleman City’s toxic spills

Posted On: 10:46 p.m. | November 23, 2012

Environmental activists and leaders of this impoverished central California community, outraged by unreported spills of cancer-causing chemicals, are trying to block expansion of a toxic waste dump that is the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Activists say the history of the troubled Chemical Waste Management dump and new citations alleging failure to report 72 hazardous... View Post»

Black Friday shopping hunt for deals starts earlier this year

Black Friday shopping hunt for deals starts earlier this year

Posted On: 9:19 p.m. | November 22, 2012

The annual rush to shop this holiday season got underway in earnest Thanksgiving as retailers began early putting out their Black Friday specials and crowds showed up to check out the bargains. View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 1:59 p.m. | November 21, 2012

Best of the Web is a roundup of photography, video and multimedia from around the world wide web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | November 21, 2012

Pictures in the News | November 21, 2012

Posted On: 10:58 a.m. | November 21, 2012

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

Salvation Army donation
  • Bill Varie / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Salvation Army donation

Posted On: 12:44 a.m. | November 21, 2012

Youth on bicycle drops some change into Salvation Army kettle. View Post»

Bonds of tradition are a financial bind for Oaxacan migrants

Bonds of tradition are a financial bind for Oaxacan migrants

Posted On: 3:31 p.m. | November 20, 2012

Isaias Garcia had labored for decades to raise a family in Torrance when, in 2009, the Zapotec Indian faced a life-changing decision. The authorities of his family village of Santa Ana del Valle in the state of Oaxaca had called him home to serve without pay as a councilman for three years. If he refused, they could confiscate his property — a house and nine acres — under a centuries-old... 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.

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