Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Sunday Still: Window on the World

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

Window on the World

As U.S. nursing homes banned visitors to stall the coronavirus spread, AP photographer Ted S. Warren documented family members trying to communicate with their relatives at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, one of the worst-hit places in the country, with 63 confirmed infections and 23 deaths. Warren captured a tender moment as nursing home resident Judie Shape, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blew a kiss to her son-in-law through a glass window on March 11. Warren angled the shot to escape the glare of the window and keep himself out of the reflection while conveying the new reality of families struggling to maintain contact.

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.