Patrick Farrell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer whose 30-year career has taken him to Turkey, Haiti, Cuba, and throughout Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. In 2009, Farrell's haunting images from a brutal hurricane season in Haiti won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Farrell was recognized for what the Pulitzer Committee called "provocative, impeccably composed" photos of the fragile country's humanitarian disaster.
Farrell was a staff photographer at The Miami Herald from 1987 to 2019, and was part of a team that won a 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of Hurricane Andrew. A native of Miami, Farrell grew up in a family of 12 children and discovered photography at the age of 13, when he converted a bathroom in his parents' home into a darkroom. (His five sisters were not pleased.) He graduated from the University of Miami in 1981 with a bachelor's degree in television and film production.