Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Sunday Still: Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

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

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings 

Radical Islamic terror attack survivor Anusha Kumari lost her husband, two children and three siblings in coordinated suicide bombings on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed about 250 people on Easter Sunday, April 21. On assignment for The New York Times, photographer Adam Dean had the daunting task of covering the mass burial. His image of a bandaged Kumari, doubled over in emotional pain, conveyed a nation in 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 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.