Four years ago today, The Frame was born. Originally, the photo blog was created to show off the best photography from The Sacramento Bee staff as well as that of wire services. It soon became apparent that there is a tremendous thirst out there for visual storytelling from events around the world. In response, The Frame evolved into a "big picture" blog about world events.
The reaction has been overwhelming. Traffic to the blog has increased each year and comes from all points around the globe. To date, The Frame has drawn more than 10 million hits.
Over the years, the posts have covered everything from Space Shuttle missions to Holi festivals in India to the reaction to Michael Jackson's death. Posts of military personnel dispatched from Afghanistan drew a lot of response as did those of disasters such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Last fall, a post of before-and-after images from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan drew more than two million page views to the blog.
To all the viewers out there, Thank You for your continuing support. Please feel free to contact me with ideas or questions as The Frame heads into it's fifth year.