Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Sunday Still from Patrick Farrell: Lunch in Harlem

Photojournalist Patrick Farrell will be joining 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

Lunch in Harlem

A month after California Democratic Sen. Kamala D. Harris announced her bid to become the first black female president, AP photographer Bebeto Matthews drew the press pool position to shoot a Feb. 21 meeting between Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia’s in Harlem. The famous soul food restaurant is the same one where Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders met with Sharpton to (unsuccessfully) seek his endorsement. Although Matthews’ photo would be shared, other New York photographers weren’t about to miss their shot. Matthews positioned himself inside and rose above a standard meeting image by including the photo pack outside, pressed against the cold window, to emphasize the importance of the historic sit-down.

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