Monday, June 10, 2019

The Sunday Still: They’ll Never Walk Alone

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

They’ll Never Walk Alone

When shooting a parade, you can go tight or wide. Award-winning Press Association photographer Danny Lawson has great instinct for standing back and waiting to tell the story. He captured the Sunday Still a year ago when he shot a glowing Meghan Markle as she walked through shafts of light during the Royal Wedding. He nailed it again on June 2, when the Liverpool Football Club brought home for the sixth time the Champions League Trophy, the biggest prize in European football. Parading through Liverpool and a sea of celebrants perched on lamp posts, street signs and shoulders, the team’s bus crawled through red flare smoke and a “Where’s Waldo” crowd scene. Lawson’s photo conveys joy without showing a single person’s face.

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.