Monday, November 25, 2019

The Sunday Still: Quid meets quo and Last Play

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

Quid meets quo

November 24, 2019

Getty Images Chief Photographer Win McNamee knows his way around Capitol Hill. When U.S. Ambassador and Trump donor Gordon Sondland arrived for his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 20, McNamee was ready to give context to the hearing’s importance by getting behind the star witness and framing him with the crowd of visual media gathered for the standard frontal view. When Sondland cheerfully glanced over his shoulder, McNamee caught the memorable moment preceding a day of damning testimony that implicated top officials in a “quid pro quo” Ukraine scheme.

The Sunday Still
from Patrick Farrell

Last Play

November 17, 2019

Freeing up more time to focus on his poetry, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ended his season in suspension Nov. 14, when he yanked the helmet off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit him in the head with it, sparking an angry brawl in the final seconds of the game. TV cameras followed the chaos in motion from many different, imperfect angles. But it was Getty photographer Jason Miller’s still image that satisfied our desire to freeze the moment as pundits weighed in on the career-threatening cheap shot. Following his instinct to keep shooting after the play and positioned on the right side of the field to capture the QB’s face, Miller dominated a series of still images that recorded in sharp detail what is being called one of the ugliest on-field incidents in NFL history.

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.

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