Sunday, October 27, 2019

THE SUNDAY STILL: As the World Burns

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

As the World Burns

With mass protests circling the globe in Spain, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iraq, the United States and Chile, AP photographer Hassan Ammar documented the outrage on Oct. 18 with a photo of a solitary demonstrator in Beirut, Lebanon, where people burned tires and rallied against proposed new taxes amid a severe economic crisis. The isolation of the man and his peaceful hand gesture in contrast with the remnants of a more confrontational manifestation make a striking statement about our streets of discontent.

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.