Sunday, September 29, 2019

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

Behind the Photo

Demonstrating incredible calm and professional instinct to get the photo, AP photographer Dieu-Nalio Chery documented his own shooting on Sept. 23, when ruling party Senator Jean Marie Ralph Féthière fired a pistol as opposition supporters confronted him outside Haiti’s Senate building in Port-au-Prince. Chery, who survived with a bullet fragment in his chin, captured the best image of the event before he was taken to the hospital. The Committee to Protest Journalists called for an immediate investigation, noting Chery was wearing a vest marked with the word "Press.” Chery has been closely documenting a tumultuous year in Haiti as demonstrators protest worsening economic conditions and call for the resignation of Haiti’s president amid accusations of government corruption.

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.