Sunday, January 19, 2020

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

A Taal Tale

Standing out amid a field of ghostly gray, ash-covered images transmitted from the Philippines this past week, the painterly photograph by Manila-based documentary photographer Ezra Acayan on Jan. 12 was a striking, dramatic display of the Taal volcano eruption, which forced thousands of people to flee and shut down the international airport. Shooting for Getty Images, Acayan used the ash-filtered sunlight like a softbox. The natural light, diffused by the volcano’s massive plume of ash and steam, softened everything in its path, muting the reflections bouncing off of the lake’s water, the boat and the onlookers’ umbrellas. The result is a photograph that makes us all awestruck witnesses to nature’s mighty power.

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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Photography Contest: Capture Coral Gables, Deadline Saturday Jan., 19th 2020


The Coral Gables Museum invites you to submit your photography to the contest, Capture Coral Gables for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and to win prizes, including the People’s Choice Award and one Grand Prize winner who will receive Leica D-Lux 7 camera!
Deadline is this Saturday, January 19  
There will be a total of 7 category winners for the following categories:
Digital photo manipulation 
Street Photography

Night Photography
Juror’s Pick
People’s Choice Awards

For more information, please call 305.603.8067 or email

Selected photographs will be exhibited at the Coral Gables Museum from February 7th - March 5th, 2020.