Hark! The Herald! (Going to Ascot Edition)

February 28, 2016

This is rich.

We’ve long known that the writers at the Boston Globe are bow-tied bumkissers, thanks to relentless mocking by a certain Boston Herald columnist.

But check out Gayle Fee’s Inside Track item from today’s edition of the selfie local tabloid.


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That would be Herald managing editor/creative Gustavo Leon, if you’re keeping score at home.

So, what do we call the Heraldniks now? The ascotted asskickers?

Paging Howie Carr . . . paging Mr. Howie Carr.

P.S. Congrats to the Boston Herald photo staff, which “captured 13 awards in the Boston Press Photographers Association annual contest — led by Mark Garfinkel’s first place in the Spot News category.” The flashy local tabloid covers its awards here.

Free the Boston Globe Photog Five!

February 17, 2015

As the hardreading staff noted the other day, the 2014 Boston Press Photographers Awards have been awarded and, not surprisingly, the Boston Herald was quick to Walt Whitman its tally of four first place prizes.

Crosstown, the Boston Globe has been less energetic in promoting its ten major awards, not to mention its four-plus stellar shooters.


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So the hardreading staff will do what the stately local broadsheet has failed to: deliver the good news about their shutterbug stars.

Jessica Rinaldi won four awards on her own: Photographer of the year, Best in Show, News Feature Story, and Portfolio. Representative sample:


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Barry Chin won two: Sports Feature and Sports Portfolio.


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John Tlumacki won two: Feature Picture Story and Video Multimedia.


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Pat Greenhouse won for General News.


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And the Globe shooters also won Team Entry.


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Plus, both local dailies scored numerous seconds, thirds, and honorable mentions.

Congrats to all!

Hark! The Herald! (Boston Press Photogs Edition)

February 15, 2015

From our Walt Whitman desk

The Boston Press Photographers Association has given out its annual awards and the Boston Herald is pleased to tell you – in a two-page spread no less – that it took home four first prizes.


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You can find samples of the flashy local tabloid’s shutterbugging here. And here’s the Herald’s shoutout to the winners:

Staff photographer Mark Garfinkel scored two first place awards in the Spot News and Politics categories. TheVictim Assist veteran lensman won the prestigious Ramsdell Trophy for a dramatic photo of a terrified woman, left, trapped by twisted metal and shattered glass in a car accident as first responders work to free her. His winning photo in Politics shows Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his wife, Stacy, right, celebrating the approval of a proposed casino in a city referendum.

Patrick Whittemore’s stunning photo of a Snow Owl in the blustery winter drifts in Newburyport was judged the best in the Animal class and Chitose Suzuki’s shot of an eerie early morning re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington Green was the top winner in the Pictorial category.


Crosstown at the Boston Globe, the stately local broadsheet garnered eight first place awards by our count, including Best in Show for Jessica Rinaldi.


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Rinaldi also walked away with Photographer of the Year honors. The Globe just hasn’t gotten around to reporting it yet.


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We’ll check tomorrow’s edition for further details.