Sunday, October 13, 2019

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.

The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


Oil-Stained Lives

While shooting striking news images for a story about fisher families struggling in the environmental fallout of Venezuela’s collapsing oil industry, AP photographer Rodrigo Abd spotted an opportunity for a different way to tell the story. He returned to the oil-covered shores of Lake Maracaibo in Cabimas with a vintage box camera and tripod. In haunting black-and-white portraits, Abd depicts the human toll of the tidal bay’s industrial decay in the straight-on stares, premature wrinkles and blackened clothing of his individual subjects. By slowing time and removing the distraction of color, his images suggest another time, demonstrating that 83 years after Dorothea Lange shot “Migrant Mother,” the most vulnerable lives continue to suffer the most from man-made environmental disasters.

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.

Friday, October 11, 2019

National Press Photographers Foundation: Grants & Scholarships

NPPF GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS


Bob Lynn Grant Established at NPPF

The National Press Photographers Foundation is pleased to announce the Bob Lynn Grant, established by Bob and Millie Lynn.

The $4,000 grant will be awarded annually for 10 years to working professionals or photojournalism students to support documentary photojournalism projects.

The full story is here. Outstanding!!

NPPF 2020 Scholarship Competition is open
The National Press Photographers Foundation announces the opening of the 2020 scholarship competition.

"We award ten $2,000 scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students studying photojournalism in graduate programs or four-year undergraduate programs in the United States," said Dr. James W. Brown, NPPF chair of scholarships and awards.

The deadline for entering portfolios is December 2, 2019. Applications should be started soon so that your faculty recommenders have time to respond.
Your online application and portfolio may be edited up to the deadline at midnight, eastern time, on December 2. The deadline allows work created this semester to be included. You may read about our scholarships here

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bold Beauty Project Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University October 14, 2019

 Bold Beauty Project Exhibit 
Nova Southeastern University 
October 14, 2019
Reception will be in the Performing & Visual Arts Lobby 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm.
Panel Discussion will be held in the Black Box Theater 
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm.

Don Taft University Center 
3301 College Ave. Davie, Fl 33314

For Campus and Parking Directions:


Sunday, October 6, 2019

THE SUNDAY STILL: Capital Hill Intrigue

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell has joined the blog with his weekly feature, The Sunday Still. Farrell selects one image each week that showcases the best photojournalism by photojournalists from around the world. The feature runs weekly in The Sunday Long Read. The goal of the newsletter, edited by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman, is to put the week’s best journalism in your hands every Sunday morning.
The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell


Capitol Hill Intrigue

How do you cover a closed-door deposition as a photographer? Backpedaling in a pack through fluorescent-lit hallways, opportunities are reduced to closing elevators doors and short sprints to vehicles with dark-tinted windows. Washington, D.C.-based photojournalist Sarah Silbiger, shooting for Bloomberg, captured one of the most striking images yet from the Trump impeachment inquiry by demonstrating dogged persistence, patience and an eye for political intrigue. Taking on windshield reflections and the dwindling light of day after a 10-hour hearing, Silbiger’s photo of former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker on Oct. 3 is rich with ambient light from the car’s interior and the setting sun. The phalanx of police officers in the background adds depth to a photograph that conveys there is still much to be seen on Capitol Hill.

Patrick Farrell, the curator of The Sunday Still, is the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Breaking News Photography for The Miami Herald, where he worked from 1987 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Media Management at the University of Miami School of Communication.