Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Sunday Still: Legend on Legend

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

Legend on Legend 

Miami Herald photography legend Charles Trainor Jr. nailed the most talked-about photograph of legendary Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade’s final home game as Wade landed in the laps of legend Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John, on April 9. Trainor, a veteran photographer with three decades of experience shooting world-class athletes, knew that taking a position up high in American Airlines Arena would provide the opportunity to capture classic images of the retiring Wade on and off the court. The still image froze the moment of impact in a way that no video footage could duplicate.

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.