Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Sunday Still: Precision Diving

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

Precision Diving 

The world’s best photographers step back and scout their assignments to find different viewpoints and layers. AP photographer Mark Schiefelbein spotted the appeal of shooting through a wall of circles at the men’s high diving competition at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangiu, South Korea, on July 24. His image of limber Ukranian diver Viacheslav Kolesnikov spinning through the air as seen through a wall of dots conjures the simple graphic brilliance of the opening titles for a James Bond movie.

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.