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Sports as a common denominator
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Sports as a common denominator

Posted On: 2:00 a.m. | September 5, 2011

Julius English works as a behavioral therapist for children with special needs and, over the years, has developed a magical touch. The 39-year-old has a learning disability, but basketball has helped him push his limits. Eric Calhoun doesn’t play baseball, but he’s the biggest fan at college and minor league parks across the Southland. The 37-year-old has been going to games for almost... View Post»

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for August [Updated]
  • Denise Hung

Reader Photos: Best of Southern California Moments for August [Updated]

Posted On: 10:12 p.m. | September 2, 2011

If you ever wanted to take a photo of someone in a gas mask, August was your month. Brandon Long's self-portrait at Salvation Mountain and Jason Hardwick's image of a person using a smartphone on a trolley would have been nice images in and of themselves, but the gas masks added a special touch. Finding those unique moments that make you think "What the heck?" -- that take something mundane and... View Post»

The Week in Pictures | August 29 - September 4, 2011
  • Patrick Baz / AFP / Getty Images

The Week in Pictures | August 29 – September 4, 2011

Posted On: 3:59 p.m. | September 2, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world. We started off the week on the East Coast with the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene. Almost 50,000 Vermont utility customers were left without power, hundreds of roads were closed and a number of bridges were destroyed by flooding caused by by the remnants of Irene.  Highway 12 in North Carolina, the main road... View Post»

Pictures in the News | September 2, 2011

Pictures in the News | September 2, 2011

Posted On: 12:49 p.m. | September 2, 2011

We begin Friday's Pictures in the News with a leap of faith in South Korea, where athletes from around the world have gathered to compete in the 011 IAAF World Championships. A picture of Salvador Dali is projected at Moscow's Pushkin Museum, where Dali's work is being shown as part of a cultural exchange between Russia and Spain this year; the red carpet was rolled in Italy for the 68th... View Post»

Burning Man 2011
  • JIM BOURG / Reuters

Burning Man 2011

Posted On: 8:44 a.m. | September 2, 2011

It's that time of the year when thousands will head to Nevada's Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man Festival to create a makeshift city of 50,000 and openly express themselves through art and other means. Burning Man is an annual, weeklong event with big acts booked to play on massive stages. It is more of a city than a festival; a gathering where almost everything is created by its... View Post»

Labor Day parade
  • Los Angeles Times

Labor Day parade

Posted On: 12:36 a.m. | September 2, 2011

A majorette leads one of the 20 bands in the annual Labor Day Parade in downtown Los Angeles – a tradition going back to 1908. View Post»

USC band leader

No swan song in sight for USC Marching Band director

Posted On: 3:49 p.m. | September 1, 2011

Dr. Arthur C. Bartner has been the colorful director of the USC Marching Band since 1970. Though he used to say he would retire when Pete Carroll left USC he now says he'll stay forever. View Post»

Southwest swell generates high surf along the coast

Cowabunga, dude! Surf’s up

Posted On: 3:22 p.m. | September 1, 2011

A storm near Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand has created a strong southwest swell that is hitting the Southern California coast. Pedestrians had to take take quick steps back as waves crashed over Strand Way in Oceanside.  The portion of the popular oceanfront street was closed after a pedestrian walking through puddles reported being shocked. Familiar spots like the Wedge in... 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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