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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»

Larry Sharkey's photograph of the blast
  • Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

Times covers Nevada atomic blast

Posted On: 2:11 a.m. | March 8, 2012

Detonation of atomic test device at 5:10 a.m. is photographed from 8 miles away with camera equipped with 40-inch lens. The fireball is about four miles high. View Post»

Holi, the festival of colors

Holi, the festival of colors

Posted On: 9:54 a.m. | March 7, 2012

Holi, the festival of colors celebrated mainly in India, along with a presence in Nepal. View Post»

Pictures in the News | February 7, 2012
  • Rungroj Yongrit / European Pressphoto Agency

Pictures in the News | February 7, 2012

Posted On: 9:35 a.m. | March 7, 2012

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

Mule train on Broadway
  • Harmon D.Toy / Los Angeles Times Archive, UCLA

Mule train on Broadway

Posted On: 12:41 a.m. | March 7, 2012

Twenty mules pull two original Death Valley borax wagons on Broadway, making turn onto 7th Street during California Centennial parade. View Post»

The hands of time

The hands of time

Posted On: 3:31 p.m. | March 6, 2012

Dean Armentrout has been repairing clocks for almost 40 years, and as the 21st century grows brighter in its electric and digital brilliance, he has watched as his profession grows smaller, his skills rarer and mechanical clocks — timepieces that run without batteries or electricity — less valued. 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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  • Jay L. Clendenin
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  • Allen J. Schaben
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  • Wally Skalij
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