The foundation’s fellows for 2010, and their research topics:

Japan’s Disposable Workers
Shiho Fukada
Freelance photographer, Beijing, China

The Uncertain Future of American Agriculture
Lisa Hamilton
Freelance writer, Mill Valley, CA

The Military’s Black Operations
Tara McKelvey
Senior editor, The American Prospect, Washington, D.C.

Searching for Oil and Gas Beneath America’s Sacred Lands
Andrea Peacock
Freelance writer, Livingston, MT

America’s Food Supply
Alessandra Sanguinitti
Freelance photographer, Brooklyn, NY

Rescuing the Fauna of Oceanic Islands
Will Stolzenburg
Freelance writer, Shepherdstown, WV

Judges for the 45th annual competition included:

Roger Atwood, contributing writer, Art News magazine and APF Fellow 2002
Christian Davenport, reporter, The Washington Post, and APF Fellow 2007
Stephanie Mencimer, legal affairs reporter, Mother Jones magazine and APF Fellow 2004
John Margolies, freelance photographer, author and APF Fellow 2003
Marjorie Valbrun, freelance writer and APF Fellow 2001

For program information and applications for the 45th annual competition, contact:

Alicia Patterson Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005

Phone: (202) 393-5995
Application materials and instructions may be downloaded from our website at:

Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2010.