Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Stockton, Calif. faces bankruptcy

Port city of Stockton faces bankruptcy

Posted On: 5:36 p.m. | March 10, 2012

Within the next three months, the Central Valley city of 300,000 could become the nation’s largest municipality to file for protection from creditors under U.S. bankruptcy code. The City Council is trying to slow or stop the bust by entering mediation with creditors, including public employee unions. This is what it looks like when a city is close to going under. Read Diana Marcum's story,... View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 5:36 p.m. | March 9, 2012

This week’s Best of the Web explores the series "Made by Hand."  These short films are all heart and soul.  They inspire as films should.  They tell a good story, and they leave you with a sense of inner reflection.  The series is produced out of Brooklyn, N.Y., and explores different crafts. The deep labor of love is evident in all of the subjects and is an inspiring reminder that you... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | March 5-11, 2012
  • LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty Images

The Week in Pictures | March 5-11, 2012

Posted On: 3:26 p.m. | March 9, 2012

The Week in Pictures from around the world. View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 9, 2012
  • Andy Wong / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | March 9, 2012

Posted On: 10:29 a.m. | March 9, 2012

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

Offensive license plate recall
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Archive/UCLA

Offensive license plate recall

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | March 9, 2012

Burt Blum points out his personalized car license plate that the Department of Motor Vehicles wanted to recall as "offensive." View Post»

The Accidental Story

The Accidental Story

Posted On: 10:28 p.m. | March 8, 2012

I had arrived in Kenya motivated, but wide-eyed and inexperienced in Africa. Davan Maharaj, the East African bureau chief for The Times, recognized that look in my eyes. He organized a dinner with another journalist. That night I sat and listened to firsthand accounts of the Rwandan genocide. The Indian restaurant was bathed in candlelight, which seemed to make the story even more evocative. View Post»

Before and after: Japan tsunami cleanup

Before and after: Japan tsunami cleanup

Posted On: 6:18 p.m. | March 8, 2012

March 11 marks the first anniversary of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, claiming more than 20,000 lives. Photographers for AFP/Getty Images revisited several of the disaster scenes to capture these before and after photos. View Post»

Pictures in the News | February 8, 2012
  • Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | February 8, 2012

Posted On: 11:29 a.m. | March 8, 2012

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

Framework

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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