Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

The Week in Pictures | May 16-22, 2011
  • Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

The Week in Pictures | May 16-22, 2011

Posted On: 1:49 p.m. | May 20, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week’s highlights include the space shuttle Endeavour lifting off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., as it began its 14-day mission. Commander Mark Kelly is leading a crew of six on the shuttle's final planned mission, delivering the $2-billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and other supplies to the International Space Station. The... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 20, 2011

Pictures in the News | May 20, 2011

Posted On: 9:21 a.m. | May 20, 2011

Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Sweden with a masked man in Stockholm wrapped in the flag of the old Libyan monarchy flashing a victory sign during a demonstration in support of the Libyan rebels. Elsewhere in Europe, Bulgarian extreme right nationalists squared off against Muslims in front of a mosque in Sofia during Friday prayers to protest the volume of loudspeakers that sound... View Post»

Frank Zappa, businessman
  • Bob Carey / Los Angeles Times

Frank Zappa, businessman

Posted On: 12:16 a.m. | May 20, 2011

Frank Zappa, the businessman, states "I don't have anything against make a profit." View Post»

Best of the Web

Best of the Web

Posted On: 7:08 p.m. | May 19, 2011

A roundup of outstanding photography, video and multimedia from across the Web. View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 19, 2011
  • FAYAZ KABLI / Reuters

Pictures in the News | May 19, 2011

Posted On: 9:43 a.m. | May 19, 2011

It's photo call at the Cannes Film Festival and Spanish actor Antonio Banderas hams it up for the photographers. At a zoo in Hamburg, Germany, a shot juxtaposing a sleeping lion and a resting zebra makes for an incongruous image of predator and potential prey. Luckily for the zebra they're in separate enclosures. In Mississippi, rising floodwaters continue to claim homes. In Kirkuk, Iraq, bombs... View Post»

Opening of Gilmore Field
  • Marshall Benedict / Los Angeles Times

Opening of Gilmore Field

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | May 19, 2011

1939 opening of Gilmore Field, new home of the Hollywood Stars baseball team. View Post»

Game of intellect plays big in Central Valley farm town

Game of intellect plays big in Central Valley farm town

Posted On: 1:35 p.m. | May 18, 2011

Mendota — a Central Valley town of shuttered sugar and garlic processing plants surrounded by industrial agriculture — is the kind of place that requires durability just to survive in. Each week, at least a third of the town’s families receive a bag of fruit and vegetables — and, if it’s a good day, a chicken — provided by churches and food banks. In this city of 10,000,... View Post»

Pictures in the News | May 18, 2011

Pictures in the News | May 18, 2011

Posted On: 10:58 a.m. | May 18, 2011

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where millions of voters headed to the polls. The ruling African National Congress party expected to lose ground to the official opposition -- Democratic Alliance. The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station was surrounded by floodwater in  Vicksburg, Miss., where the river is expected to crest Thursday. Elsewhere 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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