On the first Saturday in May, spectators will gather to the see an elite group of jockeys and race horses at the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby. First held in 1875 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, the Derby is the longest-running sports event in the United States. Dubbed the ‘Run for the Roses,’ the Derby features three-year-old thoroughbreds racing a distance of 1.25 miles. The event was started by Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of explorer William Clark, of Lewis and Clark Expedition fame. Clark, who was inspired by horse races he’d seen in Europe, raised the money to build Churchill Downs on land donated by his uncles. Today, some 150,000 spectators gather annually in May at Churchill Downs for the Derby, sometimes referred to as ”the greatest two minutes in sports.” Besides placing bets on horses, Derby fans are famous for drinking mint juleps, singing ”Old Kentucky Home” and wearing flamboyant hats. Welcome to ‘WIN, PLACE, SHOW’
ZUMA’s Carol Guzy has been honored by the 8th annual Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards. The award “recognizes women photojournalists who exhibit extraordinary courage and humanity in reporting from areas of instability, oppression, and conflict.”
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press
Ukraine dominated the headlines in April with unimaginable devastation and the discovery of mass graves. Emmanuel Macron won an unprecedented second term in France and the faithful around the world celebrated Easter and Ramadan. The April 2022 Pictures Of the Month for @ZUMApress is now published. PLEASE SHARE! #photojournalism http://www.thepicturesofthemonth.com
ZUMA’s talented award-winning picture editing staff of Jeremy Mc Kiernan, Jessica Cotsonas, Julie Mason, Julie Rogers, Katrina Kochneva, Mark Avery, Pat Johnson, Ruaridh Stewart, Scott Mc Kiernan, Shalan Stewart, and the POM Editor-in-Chief Jim Colton made this ZUMA show possible. Enjoy and pass the word to others.
Aaron Chown • Adryel Talamantes • Aleksander Kalka • Amy Katz • Andrea Ronchini • Bianca Otero • Bob Karp • Boris Roessler • Carol Guzy • Carsten Koall • Christoph Soeder • Claudio Furlan • Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi • Davide Pischettola • Debajyoti Chakraborty • Debarchan Chatterjee • Dominic Lipinski • Fer Capdepon Arroyo • Ian West • Jane Barlow • Jesus Vargas • Jonas Walzberg • Joy Saha • Kay Nietfeld • Majdi Fathi • Manuel Bruque • Martin Ludovic • Martin Wheatley • Matthew Hatcher • Maximillian Clarke • Maxym Marusenko • Miguel Gutierrez • Niall Carson • Nick Potts • Nidal Eshtayeh • Nikolas Kokovlis • Pascal Bonniere • Paul Grover • Peter Kovalev • Ramil Sitdikov • Rhona Wise • Roberto E. Rosales • Robin Loznak • Sebastian Gollnow • Sergei Fadeichev • Seth Sidney Berry • Shawn Thew • Stanislav Krasilnikov • Syed Mahabubul Kader • Teera Noisakran • Tiziano Ballabio • Tom Weller • Zac Goodwin