Patrick Farrell Biography

Published On Jun 10, 2018
Facts of Patrick Farrell
Date of Birth: 1959 , July-1
Birth Nation: United States
Name Patrick Farrell
Birth Name Edward Patrick Farrell
Nick Name Patrick
Father James Farrell
Mother Peggie Farrell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Miami, Florida, United States
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Photojournalist
Working For Miami Herald
Famous for Haiti Hurricane photography
Married Yes
Married to Jodi Mailander
Children Anny and Lucy
Education University of Miami
Awards National Headliner Award, Region 6 Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Pulitzer Prize
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Patrick Farrell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photojournalist for the Miami Herald. His captured photos from natural disaster caused in Haiti in 2009 were some of the most provocative, brutal, and touching images that have ever been caught in such a form.

He was born on July 1, 1959, as Edward Patrick Farrell in a family of 12 children to Dr. James and Peggie Farrell. During his early years, he suffered a right eye injury by a BB gun pellet while trick-or-treating on Halloween in 1971.

While spending his time in the hospital with both eyes bandaged, Farrell's view of the world around him changed even before removing the bandage and later he started to pay more attention to the details and light around him. Farrell is a left-eye shooter, holding his camera up to his left eye from the result of the injury and he mentions that once he even destroyed a bathroom turning it into a darkroom.

After completing his study at Christopher Columbus High School in 1977, Farrell graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a bachelor degree in television and film production. He says that his longtime professor Michael Carlebach was the one to influence his decision in pursuing photojournalism as a career.

Farrell with his passion for photojournalism joined Miami Herald in 1987 and has been a part of it to date. In 1993 he was a part of the staff photographers that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the coverage of Hurricane Andrew and was awarded theNational Press Photographers Association Region 6 Photographer of the year in 1992 and 1993.

He has been Documenting major news events in Florida and abroad, which includes the 1989 race riots in Miami, Overtown neighborhood, political and civil unrest in Haiti during the 1994 military rule,  The Columbian High School massacre, childhood poverty in America, and social and political change in Cuba.

Farrell has also photographed various natural disasters like the Hurrican Andrew's path to destruction in 1992, the earthquake that shook Turkey in 1999, and also returned to Haiti with his team of Miami Herald reporters and photographers to cover the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

With his skills and experience, the photographer also wrote four books. His books include Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft By Hand, Grammatical Relations, Essentials of Error-control Coding, and Thematic Relations and Relational Grammar

In 2010, Farrell was awarded Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships along with 9 others from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma for those who show their work through deeper understanding and coverage of violence and traumatic events height.

Ferrell in 2015 worked with Doctors Without Border, documenting illegal and unsafe abortions in Haiti as part of Because Tomorrow Needs Her, a project that highlights health issues women are facing in the developing countries.

Farrell is an adjunct faculty member at Florida International University School of Journalism
and Mass Communication. Some of his Awards and Honours include:

 

Year Awards
1989 Southern Photographer of the Year, Southern Short Course
1992

Region 6 Newspaper Photographer of the Year, National Press Photographers Association

Best In Show and Best Portfolio, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

1993

Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded to the staff of the Miami Herald

Region 6 Newspaper Photographer of the Year, National Press Photographers Association

Southern Photographer of the Year, Southern Short Course

2008

First Place, Newspaper, Spot News, Pictures of the Year International

First Place, Newspaper, News Picture Story, Pictures of the Year International

2009

Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, Miami Herald

National Headliner Award, First Place, Photo Essay

 

While working at Miami Herald, he met then reporter Jodi Mailander. Both admired each other individually and professionally and soon got married. The two still live together in Miami, Florida with their two daughters Annie and Lucy Farrell. The couple is living a very happy life without any hint of divorce. Regarding his past affairs, relationship, girlfriends or controversy, there is no any information. 

The 59-year-old photographer has been using his talent in the most convenient way. There is no doubt that Farrell's earning is more than six digits as most photographers receive. although his exact salary and net worth are under review, he also received his Pulitzer prize with a cash prize of $15,000. 

 

Patrick Farrell

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Born in Miami

1959

Farrell was born on July 1, 1959, as Edward Patrick Farrell in a family of 12 children to Dr. James and Peggie Farrell. 

Graduated from University of Miami

1981

He completed his study at Christopher Columbus High School in 1977, Farrell graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a bachelor degree in television and film production. 

Won the National Headliner Award

2009

With his talent and career in photography, Patrick has won many awards including National Headliner Award, Best In Show and Best Portfolio, Region 6 Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Southern Photographer of the Year. 

Net Worth under review

2018

There is no doubt that Farrell's earning is more than six digits as most photographers receive. Although his exact salary and net worth are under review, he also received his Pulitzer prize with $15,000.