Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Selling Bean Pies

Selling bean pies — and tradition

Posted On: 10:02 p.m. | June 12, 2011

Brian Muhammad, a 42-year-old Nation of Islam member, sells bean pies at the corner of Crenshaw and Slauson in Los Angeles. He has been doing so for 11 years at one of the busiest intersections for those with something to peddle. "If you sell enough bean pies, you learn a little about life, like how to size up a man, if he's good for a $7 pie," Muhammad said. The Nation of Islam's tradition of... View Post»

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LA PRIDE Parade

LA PRIDE Parade

Posted On: 9:33 p.m. | June 12, 2011

The LA PRIDE Parade drew thousands to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood where participants marched to support gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. There were more than 125 parade entries which included floats, bands and marching community advocacy groups. The first ever Los Angeles area PRIDE parade was held in 1970. View Post»

Snowpack

Thick snowpack buries much of West’s high country

Posted On: 4:39 p.m. | June 12, 2011

From the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades to the northern Rockies, much of the West's high country remains buried under a thick snowpack that is filling reservoirs and engaging dam operators in a nerve-wracking balancing act as they watch for temperature spikes that could turn all those scenic piles of white into raging floodwaters. In early June, snow depths of 7 feet or more were not... View Post»

Wildflowers in the Sierra foothills

Wildflowers in the Sierra foothills

Posted On: 5:26 p.m. | June 11, 2011

A variety of wildflowers are in bloom at the Mary Elizabeth Miller Preserve at Black Mountain, near Prather, Calif. In all the world, the pretty white flower Carpenteria californica grows wild only in small portions of Fresno and Madera counties. Indeed, mostly it is found here, on this lone foothill called Black Mountain. Through the decades, people who have lived on the mountain -- from... View Post»

Dive team helps ensure smooth sailing at busy Port of Long Beach

Dive team helps ensure smooth sailing at busy port of Long Beach

Posted On: 10:00 a.m. | June 11, 2011

The 13-member Long Beach Harbor Patrol dive team was commissioned after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to help the port recover from  man-made or natural disasters. In the meantime, they can be found scraping barnacles off sonar devices placed throughout the port, or cutting free anchors stuck on the sea floor. Read the story. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | June 6-12, 2011
  • Daniel Basualto / European Pressphoto Agency

The Week in Pictures | June 6-12, 2011

Posted On: 6:01 p.m. | June 10, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Earlier in the week, former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to a Manhattan courthouse to enter a plea to charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper last month in New York City, and German health authorities closed a farm in Lower Saxony on suspicion that the farm's vegetable sprouts might... View Post»

Pictures in the News | June 10, 2011
  • ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA / EPA

Pictures in the News | June 10, 2011

Posted On: 10:04 a.m. | June 10, 2011

We begin Friday's Pictures in the News feature in Switzerland, where a large sculpture resembling a spider is on display in Zurich. Elsewhere, protesters in Spain stage demonstrations over collective-bargaining reforms; a peace caravan led by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was murdered by suspected drug-cartel hitmen, moves through Mexico; Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev continues... View Post»

The memory expert
  • Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times

The memory expert

Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | June 10, 2011

David Roth's memory still strong on his 97th birthday. View Post»

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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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