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3 June 2017

Saturday matinees long ago let us escape from the ordinary world to the island of the Swiss Family Robinson or the mutinous decks of the Bounty. Why not, we thought, escape the usual fare here with Saturday matinees of our favorite photography films?

So we're pleased to present the 190th in our series of Saturday matinees today: BPPA Award Winners.

In this 17-minute video the winners of the Boston Press Photographer's Association 2016 Awards talk about their winning images. And there are quite a few of them:

  • Mark Garfinkel, Spot News [00:00]. A fire in a laundromat at 3 a.m.
  • John Tlumacki, General News [01:11]. A memorial service for a high school accident victim.
  • Susanne Kreiterv, Feature [02:52]. The last horseshoe maker in the U.S.
  • Matthew Healey, Sports Action [03:58]. A practice round in the diving competition at the Olympics.
  • Matt Stone, Sports Feature [05:20]. Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz retires at Fenway Park.
  • Jessica Rinald, Portrait/Personality [06:56]. The first cadet allowed to wear a hijab.
  • Christopher Evans, Pictorial [08:58]. A wake for a trooper killed in an auto accident.
  • Winslow Townson, Animal [10:28]. A sunset shot on the beach in France of white horses.
  • Brian Snyder, Politics [11:46]. Bernie Sanders with his wife Jane at a diner in a quiet moment.
  • Dina Rudick, News Picture Story [12:50]. A dwindling faith community.
  • Craig Walker, Feature Picture Story [13:50]. A nostalgic Fourth of July at the beach.
  • Billie Weiss, Sports Portfolio [15:20]. The in-between, human moments of athletes.
  • Brian Snyder, Photographer of the Year [16:39]. The Clinton campaign, the Olympics, local stories.

Those chapter marks are approximate, but they'll get you there. And there is where you'll hear each of these photographers describe their assignment and what they thought they'd do and how they managed to do what, in fact, they did.

The shots themselves make a cameo appearance we can only wish were a bit longer. But we're glad they're there.

The video gives a rare glimpse into the lives of working photographers. And they speak candidly about the situations they found themselves in and how they got the shot.

No fish tales from these pros. They all caught the big one.

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