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Super smog hits north China city Harbin
  • Associated Press / Kyodo News

Super smog hits north China city Harbin

Posted On: 9:56 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season. View Post»

Pictures in the News | October 21, 2013

Pictures in the News | October 21, 2013

Posted On: 8:04 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where dancers perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels during the Lord of The Miracles festival in Los Angeles. Over 1,000 people attended a service to honor the patron saint of Peru at the Cathedral before making a short pilgrimage to La Placita church on Olvera Street to continue the celebration. Further up the road,... View Post»

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts portrait series

Developing as young artists in the circus world

Posted On: 5:00 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Kinetic Theory Circus Arts trains youth and pre-professionals in circus arts including aerial, acrobatics, juggling and contortion. View Post»

reFramed: In conversation with Nick Brandt
  • Nick Brandt

reFramed: In conversation with Nick Brandt

Posted On: 4:00 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, where since 2001 he has been working on a last testament to wild animals and wild places. The first two volumes of the trilogy were recently combined and published together as “On This Earth, A Shadow Falls.” Brandt’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2010, he founded Big Life Foundation to help preserve... View Post»

How the 'Human Semaphore' directs traffic
  • Los Angeles Times

How the ‘Human Semaphore’ directs traffic

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | October 21, 2013

Los Angeles Crossing Officer F. M. Wilson at Fifth Street and Broadway, demonstrates new silent method for directing traffic. View Post»

Photo essay | Education in wartime Syria
  • Associated Press

Photo essay | Education in wartime Syria

Posted On: 12:42 p.m. | October 20, 2013

MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him. It has been a year since they were last in school. The area has seen ongoing battles between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad, and... View Post»

125 years of still magic | National Geographic photography exhibit comes to Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Jim Richardson / National Geographic Creative

125 years of still magic | National Geographic photography exhibit comes to Annenberg Space for Photography

Posted On: 10:09 a.m. | October 20, 2013

"The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years," an exhibit celebrating the 125th anniversary of the magazine, begins Oct. 26 and runs through April 27, 2014, at the Annenberg Space for Photography with more than 500 images. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | October 14 – 20, 2013

The Week in Pictures | October 14 – 20, 2013

Posted On: 6:00 p.m. | October 18, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Saudi Arabia, Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite. 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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