Monday, July 15, 2019

Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours in Miami


Join instructors Robert SullivanKishore Sawh and Al Diaz along with producer Barbara Fernandez for Best Buy's Photography Workshop Tours in Miami on Saturday, July 27.  
Click on the link below for times and dates across the U.S. The dates for workshops in Miami run from 1-4 pm on Saturdays, starting July 27 and September 28 in 2019. Next year will be February 8, and April 4, in 2020.




Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Sunday Still: Power Pose

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


Power Pose

Her swagger and smug smile lit up the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, so Getty Sports photographer Richard Heathcote was ready to capture Megan Rapinoe’s famous celebratory pose after she scored her final goal of the tournament on July 7, when the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team claimed victory in France. Much-memed and compared to the famous Hellenistic statue Winged Victory, the open-armed, self-assured gesture was improved only by the addition of forward Alex Morgan jumping on her co-captain’s shoulders. The image, along with the athletes’ cause for equal pay, snagged the Sports Illustrated cover – and our full attention.

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.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

LEICA LOUNGE: Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening | Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm


Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening | Fri, July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Free Event

Women in Focus Miami: Gallery Opening  |  July 26th, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00pm.



The gallery opening for our Women in Focus Miami weekend will take place on Friday, July 26th, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00pm. In this exhibition, Leica Store Miami will be featuring seasoned industry professionals as well as up and coming women in the photographic world. This group show features a diverse group of women who's  work focuses on conversation through photography. Their images are charged with subject matter involving identity, activism, femininity, and more.

Exhibition Artists: 




Women in Focus Miami, brought to you by Leica Store Miami, is a photography exhibition and weekend festival dedicated to bringing visibility to leading women in the photographic industry who shoot with Leica. Through a group photo exhibition, photography presentations, panel talks, image review sessions, and a women's-only workshop, this multi-day festival will provide a forum to discuss and empower women and their advocates within the industry.
For more information on the Women in Focus Miami festival and to RSVP for more events, visit: https://womeninfocusmiami.com/.
Follow @womeninfocusmiami on Instagram for daily features and information on the festival. 

This event is kindly sponsored by The Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. The Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.

Monday, July 1, 2019

AL DIAZ PHOTOS: Coverage of the First Democratic Candidates Debate in Miami


Senator Bernie Sanders exits the Spin Room after the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Tthe first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidates wave to the crowd before the start of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walks past former Vice President Joe Biden during a commercial break of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidates Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, left to right, attempt to get the attention of the NBC moderators during the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidate and Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with an attendee at the conclusion of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidates attend the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

A heckler is escorted off the stage before the start of the first Democratic primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. 
Democratic presidential candidates embrace after the end of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes a selfie with attendees at the end of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Miami Herald team coverage of the first primary debate for the 2020 elections at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Sunday Still: Death on the Rio Grande

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


Death on the Rio Grande 

Washed up in the reeds of the Rio Grande, Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria shed their anonymity on June 24, when a photo of their final embrace turned a policy debate about immigration into a personal account of one young Salvadoran family’s destruction. It’s the intimate details – the toddler’s arm draped around her father’s shoulders, her diaper swollen with water – that make the horrifying photograph by La Jornada journalist Julia De Lucso powerful. In the past, a defining visual of a policy’s cruel toll on the vulnerable had the power to rally public opinion. Remember Nick Ut’s “Napalm Girl” and its impact on the Vietnam War? “We used to think photos like this could change the world,” Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott wrote in his column. Media outlets slapped a “sensitive content” warning on the image. But the warning should have read, “Are we still sensitive?”

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Close Up 

Photojournalists often run toward dangerous news scenes while a crowd runs the other way, but Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox took professional bravery to a new level on June 17, when he photographed a masked gunman outside a federal building in downtown Dallas. Fox’s quick reaction and steady hand provided a rare chance to look into the eyes of an active shooter.  A downtown resident in an apartment above him captured the moment on video, showing Fox hiding behind a pillar just feet from the stalking gunman, 22-year-old Brian Clyde, who was killed after exchanging gunfire with officers.


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.