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 1997 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.
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.
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.
Mark Feldstein's new book, "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was reviewed in the Books of the Times. An earlier Washington Post profile was written by Howard Kurtz. A 2009 Alicia Patterson Fellowship provided research funds for Mark. To read Dwight Garner's book review, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/books/29book.html.