Thursday, February 26, 2009

Covering Obama's address to Congress

Iris PhotoCollective member, Pablo Martínez Monsívaís covered President Barack Obama's address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. As an Associated Press staffer, he had the difficult responsibility of pool photographer, meaning that he was the only still shooter allowed on the floor, and that his photos would supply newspapers all over the world. 

Washington, D.C. based photographer, John Harrington produced this video for his blog, PhotoBusiness News & Forum. It features interviews with Pablo, New York Times photographer Doug Mills, and USA Today photographer H. Darr Beiser, on how they covered the speech for their publications. 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Miami Heart Gallery

The photographers of Iris PhotoCollective were among a select group tapped to participate in the Children's Trust Miami Heart Gallery, a traveling exhibit that showcases foster children in need of adoption.  More than 70 children in Miami-Dade's foster care system who are available for adoption are featured in the exhibit. More info on the Miami Heart Gallery can be found at

To see video from Channel 4 in Miami and learn more about the project click here.