Thursday, June 30, 2016



Panel Discussion  |  Reception & Program  |  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalists
WHEN   |  Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
WHERE  |  HistoryMiami Museum 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

Explore the state and future of news photography in a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists Alan Diaz, Patrick Farrell, and Deanne Fitzmaurice . This panel celebrates 100 years of the Pulitzer Prizes. Moderated by Maggie Steber with introduction by Al Diaz Miami Herald. Presented by HistoryMiami MuseumMiami Herald, and Leica Store Miami with the support of The Brooklyn Brewery and Photo Workshops Miami. Reception at 6 PM and conversation at 7 PM.
Alan Diaz was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2001 for his photograph of armed U.S. federal agents seizing the Cuban boy Elián González from his relatives’ Miami home. Since then he has covered every major breaking news and sporting events in Florida. Based in Miami, he has photographed for the Associated Press for 16 years.

Patrick Farrell received a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2009 for his images of despair after Hurricane Ike and other lethal storms caused a humanitarian disaster in Haiti. He was part of the Miami Herald staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the coverage of Hurricane Andrew’s devastation in South Florida. He has been a staff photographer with the Miami Herald since 1987.

Deanne Fitzmaurice won a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2005 for her photo essay for the San Francisco Chronicle on an Oakland, California hospital’s efforts to mend an Iraqi boy nearly killed by an explosion. Based in San Francisco, she is an assignment photographer for publications including National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. She is a Nikon Ambassador and co-founder of Think Tank Photo.

Maggie Steber is an educator and photographer who has worked in over 64 countries on humanitarian, cultural and social stories. As assistant managing editor of photography for the Miami Herald, she oversaw projects that won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize and two Pulitzer finalist recognitions. She served on the Pulitzer Prize nominating jury for photography in 2015.

Friday, June 24, 2016

NEWSMAN: Join Tim Chapman On His Next Adventure June 25!

Voted Best Museum Exhibit by Miami New Times 2016! 

NEWSMAN: The Photojournalism of Tim Chapman

Join Tim on his next adventure! See ‪#‎NEWSMAN‬ like never before on this no-holds-barred tour by the legend himself. With over 4 decades of stories to share, we promise this afternoon full of Tim Chapman's real-life encounters will be better than most fiction you can recall. Don't miss it. Limited spaces available.
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT) at 

HistoryMiami Museum  101 West Flagler St. Miami, FL 33130
ON EXHIBIT: April 15, 2016 - August 14, 2016
For forty years, photojournalist Tim Chapman documented the history of South Florida and beyond. His career with the Miami Herald began in 1972, ended in 2012, and included coverage of The Jonestown Massacre, the Mariel Boatlift, the Cocaine Cowboys era, and Hurricane Andrew, among other local and international events. In 2013, Chapman donated his life’s work to HistoryMiami Museum, and Newsman showcases images from this collection, selected by longtime Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz. The displayed images, along with cameras, press passes, notebooks, and other artifacts, chronicle Chapman’s storied career.
Journalist, columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen in a conversation with photojournalist 
Tim Chapman. Photo Matias J. Ocner

Opening Night with photojournalist Tim Chapman and exhibit curator Al Diaz

Reunion of fellow photojournalists from the Miami Herald, Associated Press and the Miami News. 
Photo Matias J. Ocner

Photo by Matias J. Ocner

Friday, June 10, 2016

Think Tank Photo Releases New Drone Backpack

Helipak™ for DJI Inspire

New Drone Backpack for DJI Inspire 

Go the extra mile with a protective, comfortable and customizable pack.

Getting unique video from your drone means you have to get to a unique location – which can be a bit off the beaten path. The new Helipak backpack for DJI Inspire offers a contoured tuck-away harness with lumbar support, cut-away air channel and lumbar support enable you to go farther into the field to get “the shot.”
Helipak™ for DJI Inspire

Helipak™ for DJI Inspire

A customizable divider set, designed for the DJI Inspire, protects your quadcopter and allows plenty of space for essential accessories. ABS Twinwall reinforcement provides a rigid shell protecting your sensitive gear from impacts, bumps and scrapes.
DJI Inspire (parked with gimbal and rotors detached), Zenmuse gimbal with 3 lenses, 6 x batteries, 2 x controllers, 2 x 8" tablets, lot of extra propellers, 17" laptop, charger 
Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: propellers, screwdriver, cables, etc. 
Large front pocket fits auxiliary items for the day's outing: light jacket, 17" laptop pocket or a large tablet 

Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.

Additional Features:

  • Large front pocket fits auxiliary items for the day’s outing: light jacket, 17” laptop pocket or a large tablet
  • Lockable zippers
  • YKK RC Fuse zippers, 1680D Ballistic nylon bottom panel, metal hardware, and nylon webbing are the most durable, long lasting materials on the market
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: propellers, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smartphone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height-adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder straps for phone, energy bar, etc.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
  • Included seam-sealed rain cover for downpour conditions
Our Helipak series continues to grow to accommodate new and emerging drones. Check out our website to see if we have a backpack that will fit your drone. 

Introducing the
Multi-Mount Holster Series

Multi-Mount Holster Series

The most versatile outdoor adventure holster on the market

Multi-Mount Holsters offer quick access to your DSLR and can be mounted in five key mounting configurations: Shoulder, Front, Chest, Pack and Belt.
Check it out on!
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