EHRP awards fellowships to a select group of accomplished journalists.
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.
Bobbi Dempsey is the author of several nonfiction books, including Degrees of Desperation: The Working-Class Struggle to Pay for College. She has been writing for EHRP since 2018, including resonant personal essays on her own experience of poverty. She has also written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parade and Harper’s, winning an award from the American Society of Journalists & Authors.