Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Sunday Still from Patrick Farrell: Anguish in Ethiopia

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

Anguish in Ethiopia

As country after country grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners last week in the wake of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, Ethiopian photographer Mulugeta Ayene, shooting for the Associated Press, was one of the first on the scene of the horrifying disaster. On March 13, with the news that no bodies could be recovered, Ayene captured the heartbreak of friends and families of the 157 people killed. One by one, mourners stepped forward with quiet offerings to the dead. His image of a young woman with a bright umbrella framing her tear-stained face was a portrait of loss that compassionately conveyed the pilgrimage of grief to the rest of the world. ​

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.