Tuesday, September 17, 2019

LEICA STORE MIAMI: 4-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer William Snyder, Thursday September 19th, 7PM

TALK & BOOK SIGNING
4-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer William Snyder


Thursday, September 19th, 2019   |   7:00 - 8:30 PM   |   Learn More & RSVP

Come see William Snyder’s pictures and hear his stories during this special presentation. He will discuss his experience with The Who and talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning career in photojournalism. William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017.
 
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Book Signing:

William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017. The exclusive photographs in this book were taken by William Snyder who has been the band's official photographer of more than seventeen years. The foreword is by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The book is bolstered by the full blessing and support of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
- Join Together is an over-sized book measuring 12 x 12 x 1.0 inches with approximately 180 pages.
50 Percent of the book profits go to The Who’s charity, Teen Cancer America.
*You can buy the book at the presentation or you can also purchase it at his websitewww.jointogetherwiththebook.com
William Snyder, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has traveled many miles and covered a myriad of assignments. He began shooting photographs for The Gleaner in his hometown of Henderson, KY at the age of 14 and rode his bicycle to assignments or hitched a ride with his mother.

Snyder graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with highest honors and a BS in photography. He recently returned to RIT to teach and is the Chair of the Photojournalism program. Shortly after graduation, William began working for The Miami News in 1981 where he covered many of the city’s major news stories – riots, Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl, Haitian boat people, and space shuttle launches.

In 1983 Snyder moved to The Dallas Morning News. In the 15 years he was a photographer at The News, he covered the first democratic elections in Haiti and Romania, the explosion of the Shuttle Challenger, the ’91 coup attempt in the Soviet Union, the re-unification of Germany, healthcare in the US federal prison system, hunger in Dallas, MLK streets across the US, AIDS orphans in Romania, AIDS in Uganda and Thailand, illegal immigration in Russia and the Czech Republic, cotton farmers in Nicaragua, seal hunting in Newfoundland, Summer Olympics in Barcelona and Atlanta, Winter Olympics in Calgary, Albertville and Nagano, two NCAA Final Fours, two Super Bowls, two Republican Conventions and the re-emergence of religion across Russia while traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Four-time Pulitzer Prize recipient:
  • In 1989 Snyder and two colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for their special section detailing how the National Transportation Safety Board conducts an investigation.
  • In 1991 Snyder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for photographs depicting the inhumane treatment of orphans in Romania’s “home for the irrecoverables.”
  • In 1993 Snyder and a fellow photographer were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for their work at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
  • In 2006, as Director of Photography, Snyder guided The Dallas Morning News' staff to the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

To RSVP, email info@leicastoremiami.com.
As always, our events are kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Stop by, bring a friend, and try out Brooklyn's latest brews.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

THE SUNDAY STILL: Nailed It

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


Nailed It

In a shot felt ’round the world, AFP photographer Martin Bernetti captured a Chilean demonstrator on Sept. 8 as he perfectly lands his displeasure during a peaceful-turned-violent march in Santiago honoring victims of General Pinochet’s dictatorship. The 46-year-old military coup that brought Pinochet to power is still a political flashpoint.

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.

THE SUNDAY STILL: A plea heard ’round the world

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


A plea heard ’round the world

Like a visual SOS, veteran Miami Herald photographer Al Diaz’s photograph of Aliana Alexis raising her arms from the concrete remains of her Bahamian home on Sept. 5 became the iconic image of Hurricane Dorian, helping mobilize international response. Some coverage this past week did an excellent job of showing the expanse of devastation in “The Mudd” shantytown on Great Abaco Island, but it took a still image of Alexis in a house dress and blue Crocs, surrounded by smashed plywood and soggy mattresses, to send a clear message. Shared on social media and newspaper sites around the world, the power of the photograph stirred a global reaction. “Hold on tight mama,” one reader wrote on the Miami Herald Instagram feed. “Help is coming.”

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.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Rolling Stones Miami: Mick Jagger says he was ‘stuck’ in front of TV watching Hurricane Dorian

"Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away"
VoilĂ , Mick Jagger wails 
and the storm fades away... from Miami at least.

Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Friday, August 30, 2019 Photos By Al Diaz adiaz@miamiherald.com

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/miami-com/miami-com-news/article234618297.html#storylink=cpy





FOR A FULL PHOTO GALLERY VISIT THE MIAMI HERALD

 
We likely won’t see them again for a while, if ever again, but wowza, what a sendoff.
The Rolling Stones took over Hard Rock Stadium Friday night, a rescheduled stop due to Hurricane Dorian.
This was the second time the show, the final night of the North American leg of the No Filter Tour, was rescheduled, due to lead singer Mick Jagger’s health issues last spring.
About those.
At 76, the rocker looked as healthy as a horse, opening the show fittingly with “Jumping Jack Flash,” jumping all about the stage like a guy half his age. Actually, most guys half his age would be lucky to have his energy.
Looking uncannily fit, the music legend, who underwent heart valve surgery in April, spoke to the enthusiastic crowd.
“We finally put it together,” he said, to cheers, then apologized if the band “screwed up your weekend plans and whatever. Thank you for your understanding.”
Jagger then thanked the crew that scrambled together to set up...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Think Tank Photo: PhotoCross 13 Backpack

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PhotoCross 13 Backpack

Adventure photographers need a camera bag that’s as tough as they are. With its rugged materials and faceted design, the MindShift PhotoCross 13 backpack from Think Tank Photo will protect your gear from another punishing trip into the wild. The PhotoCross 13 is built to withstand the elements, yet comfortable enough to wear on long days in the field. Featuring waterproof zippers and constructed from durable, abrasion-resistant materials, the PhotoCross 13's extra-large side access point gives you complete access to your gear when you’re ready to take the shot.
Available in two colorways, Orange Ember and Carbon Grey, the PhotoCross 13 features waterproof zippers and is constructed from durable, abrasion-resistant materials, including a heavy-duty tarpaulin bottom panel. Wide, body-conforming shoulder straps give superior support for long days on the trail, and the wide, removable waist belt and breathable 320G air-mesh back panel will keep you comfortable and cool.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Sunday Still: Boys of Summer

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


Boys of Summer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographer Steph Chambers brings a fresh, artful eye to the annual rite of passage of high school football players training in the heat for a new season. Her package of photos – “High school football personifies Western Pennsylvania’s steel grit”– is a series of cleverly composed moments that trigger delight and nostalgia. It’s a reminder of what newspaper photographers can achieve when given time and creative freedom. Clickbait and gratuitous videos be damned. Give us still images that capture the human condition and make us linger on our screens.

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.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Sunday Still: Flipping into history

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


Flipping into history 

How do you capture perfection as it twists, flips and dazzles through the stratosphere? It may not be the record-setting triple-double she landed on the floor on her way to win her sixth U.S. Gymnastics championship in Kansas City, Mo., last weekend, but Getty Images photographer Jamie Squire’s eye-catching image of Simone Biles in mid-flight above the balance beam is likely to be a photo that follows her into the history books. With the Stars and Stripes as the backdrop, the moment captures the height, power and clean execution of an athlete breaking barriers – and somersaulting her way into America’s hearts.

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.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Sunday Still: Illuminating Sorrow

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


Illuminating Sorrow 

On a weekend when more than 30 people were shot and killed in mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, AP photographer John Locher was tasked with the delicate assignment of photographing a night vigil for victims in El Paso, Tex. He used the ambient glow from handheld candles to light an unobtrusive image of five girls whose collective mourning conveyed the despair that blanketed the nation. The bright blue sky behind the group is no accident; that’s the product of a knowledgeable pro adjusting his camera settings for a perfect exposure.

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.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Think Tank Photo Receives Industry Awards

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...
Carryology has named the
BackLight 26L Best Camera Bag of 2019,

Professional Photographer has recognized the
Stand Manager 52 & Retrospective 7 V2.0
in their 2019 Hot Ones Awards,
and Australian Photography has given the
Gold Award to the BackLight Elite 45L 
BackLight 26L
Carryology - Best Camera Bag of 2019
"The pack’s well-considered combination of features makes it a versatile all-rounder for urban and outdoor photography alike. A bag that can accompany you on city excursions, outdoor hikes and more. All while ensuring your gear stays secure and protected, yet accessible when you need it. Bravo, MindShift Gear!"
 
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Retrospective 7 V2.0      Stand Manager 52
Professional Photographer - 2019 Hot Ones Awards 
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BackLight Elite 45L
Australian Photography - Gold Award
In honoring our BackLight Elite 45L, they wrote: "More than any other camera backpack I've used, it has the look, feel and features of a high-end hiking pack, yet retains the functionality of a well-designed camera bag."
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Thank you to Carryology, Professional Photographer, and Austrailan Photography for recognizing
Think Tank Photo and MindShift with these awards!
PRESS RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
Think Tank Photo is proud to announce their products have been recognized with a series of prestigious awards. Carryology has named the BackLight 26L the Best Camera Bag of 2019, Professional Photographer has featured the Retrospective 7 V2.0 shoulder bag and Stand Manager 52 in their 2019 Hot Ones product recommendations, and Australian Photography has given their Gold Award to the BackLight Elite 45L .

These awards emphasize Think Tank's focus on quality, ingenuity, and innovation, and underscore their dedication to designing the best photography bags and products in the industry.