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Slab City: The last free place on Earth
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Slab City: Utopia or open-air prison

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | March 27, 2012

Slab City: the last free place on earth. That’s the signpost up ahead. It was dusk when I arrived in the desert enclave near Niland, Ca. I was the only person in Slab City, or that’s what it felt like. Everyone retreats to their campers or tents when the sun goes down. When I arrived, Frank (last name?) was rounding up his chickens for the night, about to put out his lantern and go to bed. ... View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 27, 2012
  • Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Pictures in the News | March 27, 2012

Posted On: 10:11 a.m. | March 27, 2012

Warmer weather brings people to relax along the Seine river banks in Paris; an unexpected heavy snow fall covers Kiev; protests ensue against Indonesia's plan to raise fuel prices in Jakarta; a young moon, or waxing crescent moon, is seen in the west after sunset from the San Gabriel Valley; and more in today's Pictures in the News. View Post»

Mary Pickford testifies for a friend
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Mary Pickford testifies for a friend

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | March 27, 2012

News photographers shoot Mary Pickford in Los Angeles Superior Court. View Post»

Trayvon Rally and March in Los Angeles

Trayvon Martin rally and march in Los Angeles

Posted On: 10:02 p.m. | March 26, 2012

Protesters gathered at Pershing Square on Monday afternoon to denounce the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot a month ago by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. The protesters also descended on City Hall. Read the full story by Robert J. Lopez View Post»

Pictures in the News | March 26, 2012
  • Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Pictures in the News | March 26, 2012

Posted On: 9:46 a.m. | March 26, 2012

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

Supreme Court hears arguments on healthcare legislation
  • Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Supreme Court hears arguments on healthcare legislation

Posted On: 9:02 a.m. | March 26, 2012

The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. View Post»

California ribbon cutting
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

California ribbon cutting

Posted On: 12:54 a.m. | March 26, 2012

City Treasurer Emma E. Hainer of Arcadia prepares to cut ribbon opening new Baldwin Ave. extension. View Post»

California’s most valuable catch

California’s most valuable catch

Posted On: 12:00 p.m. | March 25, 2012

As the sun sets over the ocean, the six crewmen on the Cape Blanco are starting a long night’s work off Santa Catalina Island, putting on orange slickers and hard hats to fish for the milky white cephalopods that have become California’s most valuable catch -- squid. Squid fishing exploded in the 1990s when worldwide demand jumped. Over the last decade, the California Department of Fish... 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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