Rich Benjamin is the Puffin Foundation/EHRP fellow. He is also the author of "Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America," selected as an Editor’s Choice by Booklist and The American Library Association. Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appear regularly in The New York Times, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker and The Guardian.
Rian Dundon is a photographer and editor in Oakland, CA. He is the author of “Changsha” (Emphasis) and a partner photographer at Keystone picture agency. He contributes to The New York Times, City Lab and California Sunday Magazine, among other publications.
Joseph Rodríguez, a photojournalist, is a professor at New York University and the International Center of Photography. He is the author of “Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the '80s” (powerHouse Books). Recent exhibitions of his work have appeared at Galleri Kontrast in Stockholm, Sweden, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Alison Stine is a writer in Appalachia. Her books include Ohio Violence(University of North Texas Press) and The Protectors (Little A). Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The Toast, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. She received a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship from the NEA for her essays about Appalachia and was a runner-up in the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. A single mom, she holds a PhD from Ohio University.