APF Fellow Donna DeCesare has just released her first book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs. Some of the original work for this book was done during Ms. DeCesare’s 2009 fellowship. The book is a bi-lingual memoir of Ms. DeCesare’s time photographing gang-life in Central America. Ms. DeCesare’s fellowship title was “Youth Identity and Gang Violence in the Americas.” Her fellowship work covered life during and after gang participation in countries from Haiti to El Salvador.
Please enjoy this lovely article by Gabrielle Esperdy on the American Roadside photography of 2003 fellow, John Margolies. During his fellowship Mr.Margolies explored the architecture of roadside and main street through vivid photographs. This article was published in Buildings & Landscapes 19 (Fall 2012). As always we encourage past fellows to keep the Alicia Patterson community up-to-date on their accomplishments. Please send us any articles, book or other media you have been a part of so that we may share it with the rest of the community.
48th Annual Competition Fellowship Winners for 2013 Brendan Borrell Freelance writer, Brooklyn, NY “Herbal Medicines and the Fight Against AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis” Stéphanie Giry Staff Editor, International Herald Tribune, Hong Kong “The Khmer Rouge and Cambodia, Then and Now” J. Lester Feder Freelance writer, McLean, VA. “How Gay Marriage is Changing the Globe” Malcolm Gay Freelance writer, St. Louis, MO. “The Brain Electric – Inside the Effort to Merge the Brain with Machines”
The Journalism Center on Children & Families has awarded a 2012 Casey Medal to Rita Henley Jensen (APF'94) who edited an exposé of the huge federal hunger dollars being spent on infant formula. The Casey Medals are awarded by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at University of Maryland. The citation included:
47th ANNUAL ALICIA PATTERSON JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS ANNOUNCED WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Six journalists will pursue topics ranging from the impact of budget cuts on civil justice to an elephants’ rebellion in India, as the newest recipients of an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant, American journalism’s oldest writing fellowship.
Jon Lowenstein (APF - 2008) has compiled his recent work on deportation and immigration into "Shadow Lives." Jon won a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship and a TED Global Fellowship. He is a member of the NOOR international photo agency, based in Amsterdam. His work can be seen here: http://www.shadowlivesusa.org/
Former APF fellow Fred Schulte ('97) examined the White House visitors logs along with co-author Viveca Novak and found huge numbers of visitors were undisclosed. Their report was written for the Center for Public Integrity and is at: http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/04/13/4115/white-house-visitor-logs-riddl....
APF fellow Brian Mockenhaupt's article on Sgt. First Class Carlos Santos-Silva is featured in the March 2011 issue of Reader's Digest. Titled, "The Men He Left Behind," it focuses on the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and their reaction to the combat death of Santos, their platoon sergeant. Brian served two earlier deployments with Santos, 32, in Iraq.
The foundation’s fellows for 2011, and their research topics.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' new series on baseball, "The Tenth Inning," features sportswriter Marcos Breton as a commentator for the PBS series. Marcos, along with photographer Jose Luis Villegas, researched Latin American players for their 1996 Alicia Patterson foundation project, "Lost Field of Dreams: The Forgotten Legacy of Latins in American Baseball.