Living

2016 through the lenses of Sun Herald photographers

Sun Herald

Oystermen unload oysters onto a barge near the Silver Slipper in Waveland. They were moving oysters to safety away from St. Joe’s reef after fresh water flowed from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in January. Photographer’s comments: By climbing onto the top of the Silver Slipper parking garage, I was able to get an aerial view that showed the magnitude of the project as well as capturing the natural beauty of the area.
Oystermen unload oysters onto a barge near the Silver Slipper in Waveland. They were moving oysters to safety away from St. Joe’s reef after fresh water flowed from the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in January. Photographer’s comments: By climbing onto the top of the Silver Slipper parking garage, I was able to get an aerial view that showed the magnitude of the project as well as capturing the natural beauty of the area. amccoy@sunherald.com

The human experience stretches across the entire spectrum of life.

It is the photojournalist’s job to capture slices of that spectrum to share with the world.

 

There are moments of pain and tragedy and moments of unbridled joy. It is the range of emotions and the way we express them that photojournalists seek to capture.

Some may see photographers as unnecessarily intrusive, but it is that intrusive nature that separates an ordinary photograph from an extraordinary one. People allow us into their lives to document their joy and pain. Sometimes we are not invited, but we are there to help our readers understand the raw emotions humans experience. There is a hope that someday that pain will come to an end if there is a better understanding of it, and it can be replaced with more moments of joy.

On the other end of the spectrum is the beauty Mother Nature presents to us daily. Sometimes by luck, but more often by careful planning, our photographers capture that beauty for all to enjoy. It is a wonderful world, enjoy it.

Related stories from Biloxi Sun Herald

  Comments